January 2, 2009 | John Rusk I recently enjoyed reading In Good Company. The book is addressed to a general business audience, but I found it very relevant to agile software development (particularly agile’s emphasis on people and their interactions). I recommend it to anyone interested in that side of agile. From the back of the book: “In Good Company is the first book to examine the role that social capital — a company’s “stock” of human connections such as trust, personal networks, and a sense of community — plays in thriving organizations.” As the authors readily admit, some of it seems like common sense — but it happens to be the kind of common sense that is too commonly ignored! And it’s not all common sense, I learnt some important things which I’d never noticed before.