Back in 2006, I listed in a blog post the application I perceive as true killer applications. I am somehow proud that the list items have evolved as expected, including the still mission portfolio app.

Today I have to add another one to the list I was not aware of. We, I mean, we knowledge workers, need a library application.

I consume roughly one hundred books per anum. Besides, my milestone books and the all-time epics you lose control over a lot of valuable knowledge. Even outdated stuff is helpful, as you should put it in a basket labeled: outdated.

Last year I stumbled over a little know app I want to share here: Bookends. It evolved into one of my most valued apps, as I can finally have a full view of my library.

Tag Cloud from the books consumed in 2019 so far…

I want to share the 2019 and 2018 slice and the way I am sorting and categorizing my library, hoping for some valuable good ideas to add on top.

My Ontology has Realms, Domains, Themes, Topics, Media and Rating

The breakdown is, of course, a highly personal perspective. I would love to see other perspectives.


and this is the phantastic output you can generate with Bookends (the 2018 and 2019 slice from my library).


Allweyer, T. (2015). BPMN 2.0 – Business Process Model and Notation: Einführung in den Standard für die Geschäftsprozessmodellierung (1 ed.). Books on Demand.

Bostrom, N. (2016). Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (Reprint ed.). Oxford University Press.

Christian, B. G., Tom. (2017). Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions.

Christian, D. (2018). Origin Story: A Big History of Everything (Later Printing ed.). Little, Brown and Company.

Domingos, P. (2018). The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World (Reprint ed.). Basic Books.

Duke, A. (2018). Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts. Portfolio.

Ellenberg, J. (2015). How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking (Reprint ed.). Penguin Books.

Gharajedaghi, J. (2011). Systems Thinking: Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business Architecture (3 ed.). Morgan Kaufmann.

Hands, J. (2017). Cosmosapiens: Human Evolution from the Origin of the Universe (1 ed.). Harry N. Abrams.

Harari, Y. N. (2019). 21 Lektionen für das 21. Jahrhundert (9 ed.). C.H.Beck.

Kalbach, J. (2016). Mapping Experiences: A Complete Guide to Creating Value through Journeys, Blueprints, and Diagrams (1 ed.). O’Reilly Media.

Knaster, R., & Leffingwell, D. (2017). SAFe 4.0 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering (1 ed.). Addison-Wesley Professional.

Laloux, F. (2015). Reinventing Organizations: Ein Leitfaden zur Gestaltung sinnstiftender Formen der Zusammenarbeit (1 ed.). Vahlen.

Larman, C., & Vodde, B. (2016). Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn)) (1 ed.). Addison-Wesley Professional.

Laughlin, R. B. (2006). A Different Universe: Reinventing Physics from the Bottom Down (New Ed ed.). Basic Books.

Leffingwell, D. (2011). Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise (Agile Software Development Series) (1 ed.). Addison-Wesley Professional.

Leffingwell, D. (2018). SAFe 4.5 Reference Guide: Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises (2nd Edition) (2 ed.). Addison-Wesley Professional.

Mathis, C. (2017). SAFe – Das Scaled Agile Framework: Lean und Agile in großen Unternehmen skalieren (2., überarbeitete und aktualisierte ed.). dpunkt.verlag GmbH.

McChrystal, G. S., Collins, T., Silverman, D., & Fussell, C. (2015). Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World (1 ed.). Portfolio.

Meyer, E. (2016). The Culture Map (INTL ED): Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures by Erin Meyer(2016-01-05). PublicAffairs.

Mezick, D. J., Pontes, D., Shinsato, H., Kold-Taylor, L., & Sheffield, M. (2015). The OpenSpace Agility Handbook (2 ed.). Freestanding Press.

Mintzberg, H. (2005). Managers Not MBAs: A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Managing and Management Development., 480.

(2012). Prozessmanagement: Ein Leitfaden zur prozessorientierten Organisationsgestaltung (7., korr. und erw. Aufl. 2012 ed.). Springer Gabler.

Reinertsen, D. G. (2009). The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development (1 ed.). Celeritas Publishing.

Robertson, B. J. (2015). Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World. Henry Holt and Co.

Schwartz, M. (2016). The Art of Business Value. IT Revolution Press.

Senge, P. M. (2006). The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization (Revised & Updated ed.). Doubleday.

Simler, K., & Hanson, R. (2018). The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life (1 ed.). Oxford University Press.

Taleb, N. N. (2016). Incerto: Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile (Box ed.). Random House Trade Paperbacks.

Taleb, N. N. (2018). Das Risiko und sein Preis – Skin in the Game. Penguin Verlag.

Tegmark, M. (2018). Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Reprint ed.). Vintage.

Voss, C., & Raz, T. (2016). Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It (1 ed.). HarperBusiness.

Willink, J., & Babin, L. (2017). Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New Edition) (1 ed.). St. Martin’s Press.

Willink, J., & Babin, L. (2018). The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win. St. Martin’s Press.

Wolff, M. (2019). Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (Large Print ed.). LARGE PRINT DISTRIBUTION.

Yakyma, A. (2016). The Rollout: A Novel about Leadership and Building a Lean-Agile Enterprise with SAFe® (1 ed.). Alex Yakyma.

Yudkowsky, E. (2017). Inadequate Equilibria: Where and How Civilizations Get Stuck. Machine Intelligence Research Institute.


Balve, P. (2019). Management 4.0. Books on Demand.

Diamond, J. (2011). Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition (Revised ed.). Penguin Books.

Diamond, J. (2019). Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change. Allen Lane.

Gothelf, J., & Seiden, J. (2016). Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams (2 ed.). O’Reilly Media.

Marquet, L. D. (2013). Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders (1 ed.). Portfolio.

Müller, D. (2018). Machtbeben. Heyne Verlag.

Review, H. B., Porter, M. E., Kim, W. C., & Mauborgne, R. A. (2011). HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Strategy (1 ed.). Harvard Business Review Press.

Robinson, D. A. J. (2013). Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu James Robinson(2013-09-17). Currency.

Rock, D. (2009). Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long. HarperBusiness.

Rumelt, R. (2017). Good Strategy / Bad Strategy: The difference and why it matters (Main ed.). Profile Books.

Schmidt, E., & Rosenberg, J. (2015). Wie Google tickt – How Google Works (1 ed.). Campus Verlag.

Schuster, S. (2018). The Art Of Thinking In Systems: Improve Your Logic, Think More Critically, And Use Proven Systems To Solve Your Problems – Strategic Planning For Everyday Life. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Schwartz, M. (2017). A Seat at the Table. IT Revolution.

Schwartz, M. (2019). War and Peace and IT. IT Revolution.

Sterman, J. D. (2000). Business Dynamics. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

Suarez, D. (2019). Delta-v., 448.

Author: Kydroon

Explorer, Mad Scientist and Foodie

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