Books Recommended by David Heinemeier Hansson
Turn the Ship Around!
A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
L. David Marquet
Source: "A wonderful book about a naval [Admiral] that was running one of the worst performing U.S. nuclear submarines and turned it around to be the best performing U.S. submarine." - DHH
Political Order and Political Decay
From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
Source: "Traces back nation states all the way back to 4,000 years B.C. and goes through all the case studies of the rise of China and so forth." - DHH
Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another
Source: "Telling the story of how TV, newspapers, and now the internet has reverted to the old partisan ways of the original media outlets." - DHH
The Myth of the Spoiled Child
Coddled Kids, Helicopter Parents, and Other Phony Crises
Source: "A great book [...], which is even more specific about nurturing and supporting kids and so forth." - DHH
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