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About Byron Alley

Recommended Reading
The best books I've read.

Beginner Business Tips
Make new mistakes, not old ones!

Recommended Software
Get the best software free!

Videos of me

Ottawa Swing
Swing, Blues, and more

Swing Teaching Resume
Swing, Blues, and more

DJ Resume Swing, Blues, Jazz and more

Swing Dynamite
My new company

Picture Album

Pictures on Flickr

My funky stuff on myspace

My Wish List


Learn the AlefBet

Swing Victoria


Aaron of Wondermill

Sav of the resume-centric web site.

Aviel - Soferet.

Other Great Sites

Tim Berners-Lee's Weblog

GPF Comics Great geek entertainment (Start Here)

Dilbert Industrial psychology at work.

Joel on Software Trying to write software right.

43 Folders Business productivity ideas

Topic: Business Required Reading - My Favourite Books
02:05am PST, 19 Dec 2005

I revise this list periodically because people often ask me for good book recommendations. Why? Because I read a LOT.

Top Books - Gotta Read Them

(Very incomplete list) Click on the links to buy from!


Technology, Programming, etc.

  • Programming Perl - possibly most interesting programming book ever written

    The World Around Us

    • Moral Animal - Morality from an evolutionary biologist's view
    • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
    • Design of Everyday Things - How people think, how to design for them
    • Emotional Intelligence - better understanding what leads to success
    • Scattered Minds (Gabor Maté) - Why kids might develop ADD
    • A Mind at a Time - mental profiling, weaknesses & strengths
    • Human Zoo - (Desmond Morris) humans in cities are like animals in cages
    • Naked Ape - (Desmond Morris) evolution of human behaviour, 60's version

    Deep Thoughts

    • Zen Flesh, Zen Bones - best path to Zen, through teeny stories
    • Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) - fun stories, interesting moral dilemmas
    • Thick Face, Black Heart - Asian strategies for virtuous success

    Winning at Life

    • How to Win Friends and Influence People - success by being nice
    • Time Management for the Creative Person - start at a random page!
    • Unlimited Power - Putting pep in your life
    • Awaken the Giant Within - Long term motivation
    • Psycho-Cybernetics - plastic surgeon realizes people need mental healing

    Swing Dancing

    • Stompin' at the Savoy - autobiography of Norma Miller

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