Jeremiah Flaga My thoughts and experiences on programming, life, atbp.

Books I read in 2019 (including free online courses I took)


NOTE: This is a work in progress — the reason why the date is Jan 1, 0001. :smile:

“The value of another’s experience is to give us hope, not to tell us how or whether to proceed.” - Peter Block (through Woody Zuill in the beginning of his talk on “Mob Programming”)

Following what John Sonmez is doing, I started listing the books I read the entire year.

My list for 2018 can be found here.

Here is my list for 2019:

“The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” by John C. Maxwell

(Apr 4 - Apr 23, physical book bought in a book sale at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Quezon City last March 31, 2019)

“Key Bible Concepts” by David Gooding and John Lennox

(Apr 13 - May 7, physical book bought at BookSale in SM City Davao)

(Free ebook version can be downloaded at

from chapter 4 to end of “How to Lead When You’re Not In Charge” by Clay Scroggins

(Apr 12 - Jun 12, physical book bought at
(chapter 1-3 was read last Mar 6-9, 2018)

“SPRINT: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days” by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz

(Jun 3 - Jun 14, physical book bought at

“Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action” by Simon Sinek

(Jun 14 - Jun 27, physical book bought at

“When you compete against everyone else, no one wants to help you. But when you compete against yourself, everyone wants to help you.

More quotes here

“IT Security: Defense against the digital dark arts - Coursera” by Google

(Jun 20 - ?, course from Coursera)

I took this course because I needed to learn more about authentication and authorization and other security-related topics. And because it is offered by Google rather than by a university I assumed that the lectures or contents of the course will be easy to understand :grin: … They are easy to understand!

“The Software Craftsman” by Sandro Mancuso

(Jun 22 - Aug 10, physical book barrowed from the mini library of Arcanys)

“Agile does not solve any problem, it exposes them.”

More quotes here

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