Deliberate practice booklist

Kevlin and I have just finished the accu pre-conference tutorial. A big thankyou to all the participants. The origin of some of the quotes was a little hard to read as the printed handouts were a little small. Here is a list of the books quoted:


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From Extreme Programming Explained
XP is a communal software development discipline.

From The Way of the Leader
A person who practices self-discipline and continuously develops his level of skill seldom fails in the long term.

Discipline is not intended to kill character, enthusiasm, and initiative, but to develop them.

From The Road Less Travelled and Beyond
The essence of this discipline of balancing is unlearning and "giving up" something in ourselves in order to consider new information.

All discipline is a form of submission.

From Zen Soup
Discipline is simply a matter of doing what we must, without wasting time or energy worrying whether or not we feel like it.

From The Long Walk to Freedom
I could compensate for lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this to everything I did.

From Gandhi an Autobiography
Experience has taught me that silence is part of the spiritual discipline of a votary of truth.

From Good to Great
The purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline. Avoid bureaucracy and instead create a culture of discipline.