Which books have had the biggest impact on your career?

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So I'm interested in which books you've read that have potentially been crucial in your development or given you huge insight/perspective that you didn't have prior! (Not strictly programming books)

Here's my top 3:

  1. Clean Code - Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob)
  2. How to win friends and influence people - Dale Carnegie
  3. The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide - John Sonmez
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Not programming books but they serve well for all engineering fields:

  • Statistical Process Control from the Viewpoint of Quality
  • Out of the Crisis (on Quality/Productivity Management)
  • The Goal : A Process Of Ongoing Improvement (on Quality/Productivity Management again)
  • I Know It When I See It: A Modern Fable About Quality

Yes I'm quality/productivity maniac :D

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