Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Making It Big In Software - A book review

I am currently reading Making It Big In Software by Sam Lightstone. I love this book!
Amazon.com Link to Book
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!


Clarence Carlyle said...

Nicely reviewed. Came to your site while looking for reviews on the books that we are looking forward to keep in our office library.

Being an avid reader, I think the world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts except books. In their world, there are volumes that have seen this happen again and again and yet live on, still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men's hearts of the heart of men centuries dead.


Anonymous said...

I agree. It's a really great one. Best book on software careers ever!!!!

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