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** Eloquent Javascript by Marijn Haverbeke link

Diving back into the codebase and building an electron app to do colorization for animators. TODO add link

** Tell Me More

Easy reading and bought in an airport. Story about overwhelmed mother.

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** Diciplined Entrepreneurship by Bill Aulet - July

24 steps to building something people want.

** Leadership and Self Deception - July

Recommended by Justin Kahn in this a16z podcast. I enjoyed the concept of treating people as people vs objects that get work done. This book is about shifting the way you see other people to be more proactive, understanding, and supportive.

** High Output Management by Andy Grove - July

Recommended in the Hard Thing About Hard Things as the best management book ever written. A job of a manager is to motivate and train.

** Better Than Before by Gretchen Ruben - July

Awesome book on changing habits and understanding how other people change. Four different types of people: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, Rebels.

** Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky - July

Awesome book on working with a team to get a product built - focused on personal habits that could help

** The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky - July

Strategies to improve team performance.

** Trillion Dollar Coach - July

Advice based on how Bill Campbell lived his life. Excent stories about building teams and showing up for people.

** Creativity Inc - July

Story of how Pixar came to life. Focuses on people being the most valuable asset of a company and how creativity springs from people. And that nothing beats an awesome story

** The Animators Survival Kit - July

Foundational book on doing animation.