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50+ Lessons From 50 Books

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About the Book

This Book is a Summary of 50 Books read in Happy Book Reading Club (HBR) from 2020 to 2021. Enjoy the lessons from a diverse range of books on Testing, Automation, Hacking, Habits, Writing, Thinking, Productivity, Software Engineering, Innovation, Design, Management, Finance, Personality Development, Soft Skills, etc.

About the Authors

Rahul Parwal
Rahul Parwal

Rahul Parwal is a seeker at heart; his love for Indian Mythology & Cricket and his ability to connect them with real-life situations gives him an edge both on professional and personal fronts.  

A firm believer of Right Education and an ardent advocate of Open-Source mentality. A great company to be with who will ensure that every conversation turns out to be as stimulating as a cup of hot coffee.

Check out his blog here: testingtitbits.blogspot.com

He is available on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahul-parwal/ and on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/parwalrahul

Ajay Balamurugadas
Ajay Balamurugadas

Ajay Balamurugadas, goes by the handle 'ajay184f' in the testing community and is continuously re-inventing his testing methodology. He co-founded Weekend Testing - a worldwide movement for skilled testing, authored six small books under the theme "What If" downloadable at his blog http://EnjoyTesting.blogspot.com. His previous book is available at www.leanpub.com/50mistakes. His friends associate the terms - 'Change Agent, Idea Man, Motivational' to him. He tweets under @ajay184f and loves to have long conversations on software testing and life in general. He is currently leading the delivery at Qapitol QA - Provider of Continuous Testing Solutions to DevOps Teams.

Table of Contents

  • Thoughts on HBR Club
  • 1. Who Moved My Cheese by Dr. Spencer Johnson
  • 2. Exploring Requirements by Donald C. Gause and Gerald M. Weinberg
  • 3. How to Sell Yourself by Joe Girard
  • 4. The "A" Word by Alan Page
  • 5. Ikigai by Francesc Miralles and Hector Garcia
  • 6. Explore It by Elisabeth Hendrickson
  • 7. 9 Daily Habits of Warren Buffet by Isaac Fox
  • 8. How to Break Software by James A. Whittaker
  • 9. The BEST Advice I Ever Got by The Business Today Team
  • 10. A Practitioner's Guide to Software Test Design by Lee Copeland
  • 11. How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job by Dale Carnegie
  • 12. Lessons Learned in Software Testing by Cem Kaner, James Bach and Bret Pettichord
  • 13. The How to Easily Handle Difficult People Handbook by Murray Oxman
  • 14. Tap Into Mobile Application Testing by Jonathan Kohl
  • 15. Lessons From A Monkey King by Arthur F. Carmazzi
  • 16. Agile Testing Condensed by Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin
  • 17. Edison on Innovation by Alan Axelrod
  • 18. 50+ Mistakes by Ajay Balamurugadas
  • 19. The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
  • 20. Fifty Quick Ideas To Improve Your Tests by David E. Evans and Gojko Adzic
  • 21. Win Your Inner Battles by Darius Foroux
  • 22. Mobile Testing Ready Reckoner by Ajay Balamurugadas and Sundaresan Krishnaswami
  • 23. The Drive-Thru is NOT always Faster by Mike Lyles
  • 24. 50+ Tips To Win Testing Contests by Ajay Balamurugadas
  • 25. HBR - A Bold Experiment by HBR Club
  • 26. Highly Productive Remote Work by Darius Foroux
  • 27. Perfect Software and Other Illusions About Quality by Gerald M. Weinberg
  • 28. Your 27 Hour Day by R Poornalingam
  • 29. Universal Principles of Design by William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, and Jill Butler
  • 30. The Greatness Guide by Robin Sharma
  • 31. Hacking For Beginners by Cooper Alvin
  • 32. Executive Presence by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
  • 33. Weinberg on Writing by Gerald M. Weinberg
  • 34. Deep Work by Cal Newport
  • 35. Experiences of Test Automation by Dorothy Graham, and Mark Fewster
  • 36. Productivity Hacks by Emily Price
  • 37. 50+ Tips to Improve Tester-Programmer Relationship by Ajay Balamurugadas
  • 38. The Secret Letters by Robin Sharma
  • 39. Universal Methods of Design by Bella Martin and Bruce Hanington
  • 40. How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be by Jack Canfield
  • 41. Hands-On Mobile App Testing by Daniel Knott
  • 42. The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle
  • 43. Agile Accessibility Handbook by Dylan Barrell
  • 44. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • 45. Scrum: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Learn and Master Scrum Agile Framework by Hein Smith
  • 46. 25 Small Habits by Manoj Chenthamarakshan
  • 47. UX Design and Usability Mentor Book by Emrah Yayici
  • 48. 31 Financial Mistakes by Apurva Parikh
  • 49. 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know by Barbee Davis
  • 50. Power Writing by Brandon Royal

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