My History of Books (ongoing…)

* This blog is mainly written for personal reminding purposes. It’s a list of books I’ve read starting from September 2018 and will be continuosly updated as time goes.*

47. “사장의 마음" by 김일도(Korean) — Jan 2021

This book’s author talks about himself, as an owner of a small franchise of restraurants, and the various harhships and difficult tasks he had to face. The franchise isn’t huge like Mcdonalds but it seems he owns a small number of restaurants. As a product manager who is trying to create a service that helps these small/medium sized restaurants, the book was very interesting as it opened a window into the hardships and concerns these owners had. Although the book talks about a wide variety of subjects, a point I particularly remember is how scarred this owner had become after opening his restaurant. He had to endure constant customer rudeness, watch countless of his employees leave, and make ends meet financially. It made me think again about the service I am creating at Naver and how exactly it can help these owners.

46. “Inspired” by Marty Cagan(English) — Jan 2021

This book explains some techniques that product managers should have and also specific steps on how to implement them. It has some interesting points but near the end it starts to get a bit repetitive. However it was interesting to know that product managers who work in the Valley work in ways very similar to how I work here in Korea.

45. “The Unexpected Truth About Animals” by Lucky Cooke (English) — Dec 2020

44. “알고리즘 도감" by 이시다 모리테루, 미아쟈키 쇼이키 (김완섭 옮김) (Korean) — Dec 2020

43. “Range” by David Epstein (English) — Dec 2020

42. “Who Gets What and Why” by Alvin E. Roth (English) — Nov 2020

41. “That Will Never Work” by Marc Randolph (English) — Sep 2020

40. “The Upstarts” by Brad Stone (English)- Sep 2020

39. “Sprint” by Jake Knapp (English) — Sep 2020

38. “What Money Can’t Buy” by Michael J. Sandel (English) — Aug 2020

37. “Why We Sleep” by Matthew Walker (English) — Aug 2020

36. “365 Daily 감사" by 전광 (Korean) — 2020 (read a page everyday)

35. “Dear Mister Rogers” by Mister Rogers (English) — Aug 2020

34. “How To Lie with Statistics” by Darrell Huff (English) — Jul 2020

33. “클린" by 알레한드로 융거 (조전경 옮김) (Korean) — Jul 2020

32. “Blue Ocean Shift” by 김위찬, 르네 마보안 (Korean) — Jun 2020

31. “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamind (English)

30. “나를 위한 선택 용서" by 프레드 러스킨 (장현숙 옮김) (Korean)

29. “읽기 좋은 코드가 좋은 코드다" by 더스틴 보즈웰, 트레버 파우커 (임백준 옮김) (Korean)

28. “FBI 행동의 심리학" by 조 내버로 (Korean)

27. “돈키호테 CEO” by Don Quijote (Korean)

26. “그깟 뿌리염색을 하지 않아도" by 유희정 (Korean)

25. “Educated” by Tara Westover (English)

24. “Meditation and Mindfullness” by Andy Puddicombe (English)

23. “The Book of General Ignorance” by John Lloyd & John Mitchinson (English)

22. “(사용자를) 생각하게 하지마!” by 스티브 크룩 (이미령 옮김)

21. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson

20. “The Everything Store” by Brad Stone (English)

19. “Blockchain Technology Explained” by Alan T. Norman (English)

18. “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman (English)

17. “Created a World Without Poverty” by Muhammad Yunnus (English)

16. “Onward” by 하워드 슐츠, 조앤 고든 (안진환, 장세현 옮김) (Korean)

15. “Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Korean)

14. “Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin (English)

13. “유투브 이야기" by 스티브 첸, 장리밍 (한미영 옮김) (Korean)

12. “The Little Book of Change” by Amy Johnson (English)

11. “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer (English)

10. “The Design of Everyday Things” by Don Norman (English)

9. “Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou (English)

8. “The Book of Joy” by Douglas Abrams with Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

7. “How Google Works” by Eric Schimdt & Jonathan Rosenberg

6. “Nudge” By Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein (English)

5. “The Four” By Scott Galloway (English)

4. “Shoe Dog” by Phil Knight (English)

3. “Factfullness” by Hans Rosling (English)

2. “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Victor E. Frankl (English)

  1. “Elon Musk” by Ashlee Vance (English)

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