These books have shaped my work as a software developer, manager, architecture leader, chief architect, CIO, and CTO over many years. They have all, in various and sometimes tangential ways, informed the ideas in this book—sometimes as inspiration, sometimes as intellectual sparring partner. The ideas in this book are made possible by these wonderful works, particularly those in Philosophy. I encourage you to follow your curiosity with this list.
Alexander, Christopher W. The Phenomenon of Life: An Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe, Books I and II. The Center for Environmental Structure, 2002.
Alexander, Christopher, et al. A Pattern Language. Oxford University Press, 1977.
de Bono, Edward. Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step. Harper, 2015.
Box, Hal. Think Like an Architect. University of Texas Press, 2007.
Brooks, Frederick P. The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist. Addison-Wesley, 2010.
Dal Monte, Luca, et al. Maserati: A Century of History. Giorgio Nada Editore, 2014.
Frederick, Matthew. 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School. The MIT Press, 2007.
Glancey, Jonathan. Architecture: A Visual History. DK, 2017.
Goldberger, Paul. Why Architecture Matters. Yale University Press, 2011.
Karjaluoto, Eric. The Design Method. New Riders, 2013.
Kossiakoff, Alexander, et al. Systems Engineering: Principles and Practice. Wiley, 2011.
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