My reading list

Instead of a book review like the last two Fridays, I wanted to throw my current reading list up and get any comments and/or recommendations for other books.

Currently reading:

Currently listening to (iPod):

  • Resonant Leadership by Richard E. Boyatzis and Annie McKee. I’ve seen this on a few bookshelves and thought it might be worth reading.

My “to read” List:

As you can see, this is a pretty diverse set of books and quite a few books…I’m an avid reader and love to devour new and interesting titles.

What books are on your reading list?    Any recommendations for me?

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Bas
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With peopleware, mythical man month and both of the 5th disciplines there is not much to add. If you like books that stretch your mind, because of the wide angles taken, I recommend one of these:

Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another by Philip Ball
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
A History of the Middle East by Peter Mansfield
The Flight of the Creative Class: The New Global Competition for Talent by Richard Florida

Eric D. Brown
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Great recommendations Bas.

I read Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond but didn’t realize he had another book out….i’ll be picking that one up soon.

The other books seem extremely interesting…I’ll be looking into them as well.

Andrew Meyer
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Eric, There are a bunch of books I’m reading. The joy of starting a new business. I just got: Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics. I haven’t started it yet, but I’m sure you can guess the purpose. I just finished a couple books that I highly recommend: The New Brand World by Scott Bedbury. He was the director of marketing at Nike in the late 80s/early 90s and he describes the motivations and reasons, mistakes and success behind Nike. Then in the mid-90s he took over as the director of what was at the time a fairly small coffee… Read more »

Eric D. Brown
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Hi Andy – Thanks for the recommendations…I’ll be looking into them.

paul carroll
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‘on writing well’ is a great choice. my dad gave me a copy 30 years ago when i graduated from college, and it had a major impact on my writing career (17 years at the wall street journal, seven years at a magazine i founded and edited and now books). i think it’s the best book on writing out there. i’ll be interested in hearing how champy’s book is. having met him and having reported on the reengineering wave that he helped launch, i’ve followed his work, and i’ve been disappointed by everything he’s done since reengineering. it seemed he… Read more »

Eric D. Brown
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Thanks Paul.

Jim Champy’s new book (Outsmart) is a good read but nothing groundbreaking. See my review here

I’ll take a look at Stall Points.

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