Books and self study have always been among the most effective ways to aquire career skills. Nothing beats having a skilled mentor to coach you in your career. Even so, books can bring the wisdom of many minds to the comfort of your armchair. At MakingItBigCareers.com we recommend the best professional development texts as well as our own critically acclaimed book on software careers – Making It Big in Software: Get the job. Work the org. Become great. Our recommendations are chosen from the best professional development texts, many of which are recommended by the Harvard Business Review, and leading corporations worldwide.