The management training program we’re starting up here at Fog Creek will take about three years and will be relatively intensive. Among other things, there will be a required reading list consisting of about 75 books (we’re working on the theory here of one book every two weeks). We’re trying to collect a combination of
- the best business books of all time
- the best software management books of all time
- and every worthwhile history of a software/computer company that we can find.
This is my very first-draft list. By the time we get started a lot of these books will be replaced with better books, I hope; if you have any suggestions please feel free to email them to me. I haven’t attempted to sort them or rank them yet; the order is completely arbitrary.