I was unfortunate not to have any personal mentors to teach me the more practical engineering skills needed while working in a startup. Though I was fortunate enough to get mentored by the ghosts of a few bright engineers – through their books. Here is a constantly evolving list of books that I suggest any engineer or technically inclined person in today’s rapidly evolving world read (none of them is too mathematically heavy).
- FREE: The Scientist and Engineer’s Guide to Digital Signal Processing by Steven W. Smith, Ph.D.
- AMAZON: Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down by J. E. Gordon
- AMAZON: An Embedded Software Primer by David E. Simon
- AMAZON: The Circuit Designer’s Companion by Peter Wilson
- Unwritten Laws of Engineering by W.J King
- Basic Machines and How They Work prepared by Bureau of Naval Personnel
- Ignition! An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants by J. D. Clark