Business of Software Europe 2019
Last week I attended my the Business of Software Europe conference. This year the conference returns to Cambridge after a few years in Dublin and London.
This year the conference logo is the black squirrel, which is apparently a genetic mutation local to Cambridge.
As usual, an excellent conference with a wide range of topics and an interesting mix of speakers. I’m not going to go into detail on the talks, other folks will have already written them up in more detail than my sparse notes will allow. If you’re interested in high level strategic thought about how to run a software business, this is the conference for you.
But I did make a note of every book that a speaker or attendee mentioned.
Let It Go, by Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley CH. This book was provided to all attendees by the conference.
Art of Profitability, by Adrian Slywotzky
Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
The Games People Play, by Eric Berne
Rest, by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
What Got You Here Wont Get You There, by Marshall Goldsmith
Skin In The Game, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Let My People Go Surfing, by Yvon Chouinard
This Is Marketing, by Seth Godin
Clean Code, by Robert C. Martin
Building A Story Brand, by Donald Miller
11 Laws Of Showrunning, (PDF) by Javier Grillo-Marxuach . Also a podcast.
Powerful, by Patty McCord
The Art of Product Management, by Rich Mironov
What They Don’t Teach You At Harvard, by
Mark H. McCormack
Chimp Paradox, by Professor Steve Peters
The Manager’s Path, Camille Fournier
Radical Candor, by Kim Scott
Badass, by Kathy Sierra
Purple Cow, by Seth Godin
Film: Free Solo
Video: Steve Jobs marketing talk
Metcalfe’s Law, as the number of people rises, the number of connections gets out of control.
Conway’s Law, your designs are constrained by your communication structures. This graphic captures it all. Note the Microsoft graphic.