10 Books That Every Engineer Should Read
From talking to hundreds of book reading engineers, I asked them which book really stood out for them. They ranged from books about productivity to positive success stories.
Here is top ten list of books, which everyone, especially engineers must read (P.S. do not take it on to a night shift – there is planned maintenance to be done!)
1. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.If you are a silent person and don’t like to talk to people, then this book will give you tips on
how to improve your communication skills. This book is very helpful to professionals and students.
2. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.This book is a best seller and hence a must read. Covey gives very precious advices on how to become more successful and productive.
3. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity by David Allen.David Allen describes the basic overall structure of a workflow. Adapt this system to your own needs and become more productive!
4. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams.This is more of a fun-type book on this list. Scott Adams, the founder of Dilbert, illustrates with his own real-life examples how you should never give up and still thrive.
5. The Making of an Expert Engineer by James Trevelyan.Author explains what the engineers do on a daily basis, what skills are vital to possess and how you can become better.
6. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter, and How to Make the Most it Now by Meg Jay.This book covers questions like, why the 20s are defining decade of your life. How not to waste time and not to look back and regret when you are 30?
7. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.Hal Elrod argues that mornings are the most important time period in the whole day. If you start your day right the rest will flow in!
8. Big Magic: Creative Living beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.Read this book to know how to unleash your creativity to its fullest potential!
9. It’s Not How Good You Are, it’s How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden.Paul Arden gives advice on how to communicate with others, learn from mistakes, and acquire problem-solving skills and much more.
10. Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferazzi.Author emphasizes the importance of relationships and money and how you can create and use those valuable connections in your life.