My backlog of interesting books to read is getting disturbingly long. Great stuff is getting published a lot faster than I can make time to read it–but in the long run I guess that’s a good thing. Anyway here’s what’s on my shelf:
I’ll add full or capsule reviews at some point.
- Orbiting the Giant Hairball, A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace, Gordon MacKenzie.
Absolutely loved this one. Topic is creativity–some of the same thoughts as Ken Robinson but a different perspective.
- Musicophilia, Tales of Music and the Brain, Oliver Sacks.
Fantastic and mind-boggling stories about how much and little we know about how our brains handle music.
- The Art of Possibility, Rosamund and Benjamin Zander.
A book that changed and continues to change my life. Yes, that important.
- blink, The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell.
With all the hype I wanted to be impressed, but I wasn’t very much. Still, an insight or two here.
The “on deck circle” of books waiting to be read
- Thinkertoys, A handbook of creative-thinking techniques, Michael Michalko.
- the myths of innovation, Scott Berkun. (blogroll link)
- Leadership Elements by Mike Mears. (blogroll link)
- Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono
Oh and I’ve got a couple project management books waiting and two novels and… <sigh> I really need about 30 hours in day to get even most of what I want to do and need to do in the day.
Oh, well boredom isn’t an issue!