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A good book grips you and forces you to keep reading until you’re done. Steve Wozniak’s “iWoz” and Jessica Livingston’s “Founders at work” are such books.
Wozniak’s book is inspirational for an engineer and shows how passion and hard work leads to creating great products and making lots of money.
Livingston’s book is inspirational for an entrepreneur and shows how passion and hard work (sometimes) leads to creating great products and making lots of money.
The book I was disappointed by is Scott Rosenberg’s “Dreaming in code”. I bought it because it promised to describe the behind-the-scenes story of Chandler, a project I was interested in. And the parts that did that - I liked. However, it also had large sections on tangential issues about the business of creating software that might be interesting to some but weren’t to me (mostly because I already knew about all that other stuff).