I think being a lifelong learner is one of the best traits any of us can wish for. I decided my newsletter wouldn’t be complete without a page dedicated to learning.


Ethan Evans (a long-time VP at Amazon, and the last manager I had while working there) has created a number of excellent training courses.

These courses walk through many critical areas, such as the ramp from "manager" to "executive", or how to manage up, or leadership networking. For the crazy low price of less than 30-minutes Ethan's time, I think it's well worth the purchase for anyone who'd like to grow their careers further.

I like the idea of making my own classes someday, but Ethan has done such a great job, I’m not entirely sure if I’ll get around to it.


I love books. I'm collecting links to some I love here. Those links don’t make me any money. I simply want to share some books I like.

Management Toolkit

Learning how to manage is hard. Few of us can have a formal education on the topic. I'm building a list of recommended books on each major topic. This is always a work in progress.

Delegation and Task Management

Feedback to Employees

Motivation and Team Building

Moving to Management from IC

The below are not quite people management, but highly useful to those moving into management from individual contributor roles.

Project Management

Personal Growth

The below are related to personal growth, and content I've found useful.

  • The Simple Path to Wealth - Fantastic book which summarizes a topic I spent years learning about. AKA how I could afford to write a newsletter instead of working full time.

  • Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams - Very useful book which summarizes the importance of getting proper sleep. I'm convinced that many people would be more successful (in work and in school) if they simply got enough sleep each night.