I am reading Hiring for Attitude. So far it’s good. I don’t know enough about the topic of hiring people to judge it. I’ve hired great people, but it feels like luck. I’m trying to learn more of a methodology and less of a gut feeling.
I recently finished Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents - It shows how racism in the US is actually a caste system. It’s very good but hard to read because it’s so harrowing how bad the caste system treats people. The first 10% and last 10% have a leftwing political bias, but the middle 80% does not have this bias.
My last engineering-related book was Skunkworks. It was neat to read about these cutting-edge secret government research projects in the 70s, but what stands out the most is how the problems they had with budget, personalities, silos, schedule, etc are just like every mundane engineering project I’ve been involved with.
I read Linchpin almost ten years ago and I remember enjoying it.