Maty's Notes Random notes about Network Automation, DevOps, Linux and SDN
I love books. I will be adding to the list books which I read and I thought they were interesting or relevant.


Endurance by Scott Kelly
Are you interested in what it takes to become an astronaut? Scott nicely describes the whole proces of becoming one and all challenges he encountered. Inspiring story about being persistent and patience.

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Thriller-like written book about Elizabeth Holmes and one of the largest scams in the history - Theranos. Great holiday book!

Crypto Millionaire by Dan Conway
Not a typical book about someone who became a millionare. Dan nicely talks about the beginning of Etherum and cryptocurrency in general and obviously how he became the millionare.


Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Handbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell by Eric Schmidt
I must admit I have never heard about Bill Cambpbell before I read this book. It contains some great stories and advices how to be a great leader.

Life and Cognition

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Timothy Ferriss
Tim Ferris asks questions some of the most interesting and most inspiring people of our time.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Touching story of neurosurgeon who find himself being a pacient and facing the terminal illness.

Tweak: Growing up on Crystal Meth by Nic Sheff
You have probably heard about this book because of Netflix movie 'Beautiful Boy'. Beautifully written book by Nic about his addiction to opioids and heroin. In case you haven't seen the movie I would recommend to read the book first!

Politics and society

Losing an enemy by Trita Parsi
Fantastic insight into the negotiation process of nuclear deal between Iran and U.S. It nicely describes the process of negotiation and also the whole history of tensions in middle east.

No Turning Back by Rania Abouzeid
Fantastic book which tells people's stories in the middle of the civil war in Syria. Rania who is Syrian was able to interview people on both (or I should say hundreds?) sides of the barricade.

Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Mathew Desmond is visiting places hit by housing crisis and giving the insight into stroies of people fighting for their families and sometimes even their life.

We are the weather by Jonathan Safran Foer
Nicely written book about the veganism and how we can help to our planet.

Mindfuck by Christopher Wylie
If you want to know what Brexit, Donald Trump and Social media has in common read this book. For me one of the best books of 2019!

Good Economics for Hard Times by A.V.Banerjee and E. Duflo
Nobel Prize economists explaining basic mechanisms in the modern economy and for instance what positive effect but also challenges can have migration on the modern economy.

East West Street by Philippe Sands
Amazingly written story about two main actors in Nuremberg process and the history behind their hometown back into beginning of 1900s - Lwow which has been in Nazi's, German's and than Poland's hands.


Lost Connections by Johann Hari
For me one of the best books of 2019! I have found Johann on YouTube where he was giving great interview about addiction and about other problems of our modern society like suicide and depression. He explains very clearly what's hapenning in our society and what we should be doing to fix it.


Fifty Things that made the modern economy by Tim Harford
Fifty short stories about things which you would never thought were important for modern society.

The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford.
One funny story about DevOps and one IT department and their new manager.

Network Programmability and Automation: Skills for the Next-Generation Network Engineer by Jason Edelman
This is definitely my favourite book about network automation. Fact.