It’s been a few months since we’ve checked in with the oDesk team here in California about what books are on their nightstands and Kindles. oDesk employees from all departments have been busy with novels and nonfiction, but this time we have added a new category of recommended reading: blogs! Here are some of their book and blog recommendations:
Best Business Picks
Brianna, also in the business development department, likes her business reading to be real-time and tech-centered, so she makes a point to read TechCrunch every day. “It has the most updated information on IT companies in Silicon Valley, and has very intelligent posts,” she said.
Best Historical Books
Several oDesk employees have traveled back in time for their current reads. Laura, our Senior Copywriter, is readingThe Autobiography Of Eleanor Roosevelt. She calls it a “really interesting snapshot of a crucial, formative part of history.”
Several design blogs also emerged as popular reads — our Art Director, Lorena, is an avid follower of Design*Sponge, while Shipra, one of our Interaction Designers, is a fan of Design Staff, which is dedicated to helping startups design great products. “My friend writes for it and he has really good insights,” she said.
Do you have any great books to recommend, or blogs you couldn’t live without? Please share them in the comments section below!