Speaking of Books.
On this weeks Lunch with Jim and A.Ron, the question was posed about life-changing books. (To non-club members, every Friday they do a Q&A session during lunch where they answer whatever question you ask! You should join!)
I wanted to throw in on the subject. "Youth" by Joseph Conrad. It's just a 45 page autobiographical short story of Conrad's first voyage as 2nd mate at age 20 back in the late 1800s, hauling some coal from London to Bankok, encountering a barrage of problems at sea.
Read it online: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/525/525-h/525-h.htm
After a career in software, mostly programming video games, and so commonly entrusted with impossible tasks... It struck very close to my heart. I think it is worth a read for anyone setting off on a project with teammates.
It's worth noting that the same narrator of this story-- Marlow-- is the one who later goes on to tell "Heart of Darkness", also autobiographical, but admitting a bit more fiction than Youth, which by Conrad's accounting is a factual telling.