Andy Hunt, the second member of the Pragmatic Programmers, has written a book aimed at helping software developers learn faster and better. He takes us through a wide variety of techniques to increase the effectiveness of right-brain thinking (which he calls ‘R-mode’), gain better focus, read more effectively, etc.
There is nothing really new here - you can find the material in other popular books. But Hunt presents the material in a way likely to make sense to software developers so in that sense he has produced something new.
I would recommend this book to any developer facing a new project or new job. At least some of the techniques are likely to be help get you up to speed and increase your effectiveness.