Need a good read for the beach? Reading is a big part of Auth0 culture. Here are a few book recommendations from Auziros from history and business to fiction!
Someone’s always suggesting that you read something at Auth0. Since this year’s company offsite took Auth0 to the Pacific Beach in Panama, I thought I’d pull together a list of book recommendations to fill your summer with thought and intrigue.
"Reading’s a big part of @auth0 culture. Here’s our list of exciting (and relaxing) reads for your beach pleasure."
Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao
The Advantage, Enhanced Edition: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business (J-B Lencioni Series)
"Excellent management book. Loved the concept of “organizational health” as a competitive advantage, as well as great insights into building high-performing senior leadership teams. Lencioni goes into how those teams operate, how to generate trust, deal (and embrace) with conflict, foster accountability and ultimately get results. I applied all concepts to Auth0."
John Bielenberg, Mike Burn, and Greg Galle
"This was my favorite read of the last year. It is a murder mystery set in Post World War II Atlanta during entrenched segregation. The main characters are returning veterans who are selected as the first black police officers in the Atlanta Police Department. The story is a shocking slice of life showing what it was like to live in the Jim Crow South."
"I've also recently enjoyed Ben Pastor's Martin Bora series, the first of which is Lumen (translated from German). Lumen is part wartime political intrigue, detective story, psychological thriller, and religious mystery, and follows a German army captain and a Chicago priest as they investigate the death of a nun in Nazi-occupied Poland — but mostly it's a timely read about conflict between institutional loyalty and personal integrity."
Gregory David Roberts
"For something completely different, try Shantaram, a massive (944 pages), semi-autobiographical novel that tells the story of a man who escapes to India from a maximum security Australian prison and disappears into the Bombay underworld. It's a fast-paced, sensationalistic read - sometimes a little over-the-top, but recommended if you enjoy a good escapist novel from time to time."
"A wild romp through Manhattan's media scene in the 80s, indiscreet and hilarious. Tina Brown was Editor of Vanity Fair, the New Yorker and founded the Daily Beast. Although ostensibly a memoir based on her diaries, it reads like a novel. I enjoyed her depiction of an ambitious young Brit making her name in the US."
YUVAL NOAH HARARI
Jason R Abdale
"I’ve always liked history, more so military history. Not long ago, I rediscovered Roman History. This book tells the story of Varus’ massive defeat in Germany that had ripple effects in Roman policy regarding expansion in Europe — the Teutoburg battle. This book offers a detailed view on the event, as well as a (refreshing) defense on Varus and his tactical decisions to save his army."
Yuval Noah Harari
Politics & Government
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
"Our brain has two systems: a fast system that triggers unconsciously and answers to some commands and a lazy, slow system that is triggered by more complex tasks. These two systems have been shaped by evolution and have created biases and problems in our brain. Discover what they are to avoid making mistakes."
".@neilhimself, @harari_yuval, @TinaBrownLM, and @patricklencioni are authors on @auth0’s beach reads list. Who would you add?"
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