Blog: Team Behind DB Best: The Books We Read

Today I decided to take a 10-minute walk around the office to see what my colleagues are doing. Can you imagine my surprise when I discovered that almost everyone was reading. I quickly turned on my camera and now you can see what sort of books make us tick.

Natalie, DBA maven – Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices by Ed Wilson. “This guide captures the field-tested tips, real-world lessons, and candid advice of practitioners across the range of business and technical scenarios and across the scripting life cycle.”

Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices (Best Practices (Microsoft))


Mike, creative juice – Graphic Design Now by Charlotte and Peter Fiell. “What is your vision for the future of graphic design?”

Graphic Design Now by Charlotte and Peter Fiell


Helen, marketing manager – Bit of a Blur: The Autobiography by Alex James. “A Bit of a Blur is as charming, funny, and deliciously disreputable as its author.”

Bit of a Blur


Sergey, SEO wizard ( – The Deadline: A Novel About Project Management by Tom DeMarco. “The eye-opening approaches to management“.


The Deadline


Julia, sales and marketing rockstar – The Mammoth Book of Jokes by Geoff Tibbals. “The ultimate joke book.

he Mammoth Book of Jokes


Eugene, all things .NET – .NET Framework Essentials by O’Reilly Media. “An objective, concise, no-nonsense overview.”

.NET Framework Essentials, 3rd Edition - O'Reilly Media


Misha (@shami13), PR manager and business analyst – iPad by Steve Jobs. “A magical window where nothing comes between you and what you love.”

iPad Steve Jobs


Alex, yours truly – Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. “Inspiration is perishable.



What are the books you have been reading lately?