These are books I’ve read about, that I’ve been told about, or that I’ve run across in the bookstore during 2012 and don’t want to forget about. I use this list when perusing book stores and the local public library.
William Carlton writes a book report on This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital by Mark Leibovich.
Daniel H. Pink interviews Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D. and E. Tory Higgins Ph.D. about their book, Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence by Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D. and E. Tory Higgins Ph.D.
I learned about a bunch of books at Intel’s Agile and Lean Development Conference. I list them below:
It Starts with One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations by J. Stewart Black and Hal Gregersen.
Ready, Set, Dominate: Implement Toyota’s Set-based Learning for Developing Products and Nobody Can Catch You by Michael N. Kennedy and Kent Harmon.
Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit by Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck.
The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G. Reinertsen.
Lean Product and Process Development by Allen C. Ward.
Yup, this is the end of the Agile/Lean books.
Cousin Shelby mentions The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You by Eli Pariser and You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier in a blog post referencing “The Meme Hustler; Tim O’Reilly’s crazy talk,” a lengthy article by Evgeny Morozov.
Greg Mankiw (professor and chairman of the economics department at Harvard University) recommends The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World by Greg Ip.
Will Richardson of excerpts the introduction of The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning by James Paul Gee:
This book is about what it means to be smart and to be a fully awake participant in our high-risk global world in the twenty-first century. It is about what parents ought to do to forestall their children becoming victims in that high-risk world. The book is about how to think about the future before we humans don’t have one. We need to save our children and ourselves from the sorts of human stupidity to which we are all prone, but that are now way too dangerous to indulge in. To have a future we need to start exercising our smart side more, a side that today’s schools, colleges, and media have too often put to sleep.
We discussed The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr at school board. Looks worth reading.
What books do you think I should read?