I am currently reading Making It Big In Software by Sam Lightstone. I love this book!
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This book interviews movers and shakers of the software industry. I am finding the book to be very informative and inspirational. First it defines what it means to be a big shot in software. These are people who impact software innovation, write books, publish papers, and present lectures. They code famous products and create new paradigms. The book focuses on the fact that great innovators in software become influential by giving the market what the market accepts at the right time and how to increase your chances of this tipping point. Lastly, this book talks a lot about soft skills and hard skills and how to grown and maintain both. I highly recommend this book to anyone in software at any stage in their career. I'm loving it!