One of my latest books is Joy, Inc. It is a quick read and I highly recommend it to folks here. It’s part autobiographical as the author, Richard Sheridan describes how he lost his passion for the industry in the late 90s (given the high rate of failure of software projects and burnout) and his timely discovery of Kent Beck and XP. He describes how he transformed the organization he worked in and then moved on to build an entire company (Menlo Innovations) around XP and the singular goal to bring joy to the world of software development.
The remainder of the book describes how Menlo Innovations works which is a mix of XP, persona based design, and some of their own practices. It’s quite an inspiring read and covers everything from interviews and onboarding to scaling.