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Posted in 2012



William Gibson: Distrust That Particular Flavor



Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation


Daniel Kahneman: Thinking, Fast and Slow


Amory Lovins: Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era


Robert Porter Lynch: Business Alliances Guide: The Hidden Competitive Weapon


Cynthia M. Grabo: Anticipating Surprise: Analysis for Strategic Warning


Gerald Nadler: Breakthrough Thinking: The Seven Principles of Creative Problem Solving


James Surowiecki: The Wisdom of Crowds


David McCullough: The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris


Posted in 2010:


Jason Fried: Rework



Nicholas Carr: The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains


Judi N. Sanrock: The Art of Managing Knowledge - A Practitioneer's Guide


Rarely does a book come along that cuts through theory and manifesto, synthesizing insights, research and applied learning into something that is practical,eminently useful, and indispensible: Judi Sandrock’s “The Art of Managing Knowledge” does just that. This book provides a road map to either start a KM program from scratch, or use well defined processes and tools to conduct a diagnostic on an existing program – fine tuning for our current times of uncertainty.


This is a must have book on your working shelf, to be used as a day to day guide, as well as a guide to how KM really should work, how to avoid traps and pitfalls, and as a practical and pragmatic “this is how you do that” from proven, successful application.


Not yet available on Amazon (we understand the second printing will be), contact Judi here for your copy.



Posted in 2009:


Joshua Cooper Ramo: The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It
"..consider we have placed our future largely in the hands of people whose single greatest characteristic is that they are bewldered by the present..." This says all you need to know about why you should be reading his book! More to say as I read it. Tell me what you think. Added 6/29/09


Finally! After so many disappointments, here is a book that meets the (until now unfulfilled) promises of learnings from quantum physics applied to organizations and their functions. In particular, Gerald has drawn some unique perspectives on 7 key insights from quantum physics as they relate to strategy, planning and leadership. And, he doesn't stop there - he also gives you thoughtful and practical ways of applying the principles in each chapter.
Not simply a must read, but a book you need on your working bookshelf for everyday reference, application and inspiration. Watch for a blog post about this book.



Fareed Zakaria: The Post-American World


Chip Heath - Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die


Thomas L. Friedman - Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America



L. E. Modesitt - The Eternity Artifact


Gerd Gigerenzer: Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious


Peter A. Gloor - Coolhunting: Chasing Down the Next Big Thing


Nassim Nicholas Taleb - The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable


Nicholas Difonzo - Rumor Psychology: Social And Organizational Approaches


Tor Norretranders - The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size (Penguin Press Science)


Charles Stross - Accelerando


Eamonn Kelly - Powerful Times: Rising to the Challenge of Our Uncertain World





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