2016 Reading List

Here’s my annual posting of my reading list. Only includes books and articles.  The current Reading List is here.

  • The Ideology is not the Movement.  by Scott Alexander.*
  • Principles. by Ray Dalio.*
  • Counterintuitive Behavior of Social Systems.  by Jay W. Forrester. *
  • Myths of Executive Compensation: Returning to Basic Principles of Pay for Performance. by Mark Van Clieaf and Janet Langford Kelly. *
  • Legacy: A Novel.  by James Michener. *
  • The Active Side of Infinity. by Carlos Castaneda. *
  • Outbound Air:  Levels of Work in Organizational Structure.  by Tom Foster. *
  • How Predictive Innovation Improves Cross-enterprise Innovation. by Mark Proffitt.
  • The Moment of Clarity:  Using the Human Sciences to Solve Your Toughest Business Problems.  by Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel B. Rasmussen.
  • The Spiral of Silence:  Public Opinion – Our Social Skin.  by Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann. (re-read)
  • A Paradigm for Systems Thinking as a Real-Time Approach for  Human Adaptation in the 21st Century. by Melissa J. Mills.
  • Good for the Money:  My Fight to Pay Back America.  by Bob Benmosche.
  • Leadership that Gets Results.  by Daniel Goleman.
  • The Innovation Network Scoreboard: Towards Key Performance Indicators for the Assessment of Innovation Networks. by Holger Kohl, Jan-Patrick Cap, Erik Blaich and Ariane von Raesfeld.
  • Shadow Men:  An Encyclopedia of Mind Control.  by Dr. Anthony Napoleon, PhD. (sample intro)
  • Tales of Wonder:  Adventures of Chasing the Divine.  by Huston Smith.
  • New directions in the use of network analysis in research and product development evaluation.  by Jonathon E Mote, Gretchen Jordan, Jerald Hage and Yuko Whitestone.
  • Defending Eugenics: From Cryptic Choice to Conscious Selection. by Jonathan Anomaly.
  • The End of  Management Alchemy:  Some Fun with the Findings of Elliott Jaques and How Requisite Organization Began.  by Darwin Mott.
  • Are Boards and CEOs Accountable for the Right Level of Work?  by Mark Van Clieaf.
  • The Story of Edgar Cayce. by Thomas Sugrue.
  • An Everyone Culture:  Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Culture.  by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey.
  • The Analytics Era: Transforming HR’s  Impact on the Business.  by CEB Corporate Leadership Council.
  • Anatomy of a Term Sheet. by Benjamin M. Hron, Esq., ed.
  • Professional Development in Requisite Organization:  Time Span Measurement / Extant Analysis. Excerpts reprinted by Requisite Organization International Institute and written by Elliott Jaques.
  • Redefining Competition:  Insights from the Global C-suite Study – The CEO perspective. by IBM Institute for Business Value.
  • Future Work Skills 2020. by the Institute for the Future for the University of Phoenix Research Institute.
  • Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty. by Daniel Schulman.
  • Expect the Unexpected: The Experiences of First-Time CEOs. by The River Group.
  • Distinguishing Levels of Work Using the Time-span Measure for Multi-Task Roles. by Glenn Mehltretter with Ceri Usmar.
  • Leadership Value Added – LVA™.  The Total Talent Assessment & Selection Model for Innovation & Total Shareholder Return. by MVC Associates International.
  • Time Span Interviewing. by Herb Koplowicz, PhD.
  • Predictability of Investment Performance and the Impact of the Level of CEO’s and Partners: Prospective study of 24 companies and 6 private equity firms.  by Mats Augurell and Ulf Lindberg.
  • The Evolving Human Capital Services Landscape: October 2015. by George K. Tong and Adrian S. Paz.
  • The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life. by George J. Mitchell.
  • Propaganda.  by Edward Bernays.
  • Optimizing Organization Design:  A Proven Approach to Enhance Financial Performance, Customer Satisfaction, and Employee Engagement.  by Ronald G. Capelle.
  • Reinforcement in Diplomacy: More Effective than Coercion. by Murray Sidman.
  • Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel. by Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg.
  • Complex New World:  Translating New Economic Thinking into Public Policy.  Edited by Tony Dolphin & David Nash.
  • The Requisite Organization of Integral Leadership Part 1: An Integrative Approach. by Scott Pochron.
  • Organizational Design, Levels of Work, & Human Capability:  An Executive Guide.  Edited by Ken Shepard, Jerry Gray, Jerry Hunt, and Sarah MacArthur.
  • Spider Bones. by Kathy Reichs.
  • Gifted & Talented:  What Makes a Top Fundraiser in the Age of Venture Philanthropy.  by EAB.
  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life.  by Scott Adams.


Started and Discarded:

  • Complexity Theory & Education. by Keith Morrison.
  • The Mind Gym: Wake Up Your Mind. by Mind Gym.
  • World Enough and Time.  by Robert Penn Warren.
  • White Noise. by Don DeLillo.
  • Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal. by Jay Parini.
  • The State of Succession Planning: Are you doing enough to identify and  develop talent to build bench strength? by Halogen Software.


* Recommended Readings. These are those items that I really enjoyed and would recommend to others. Not that other items on the list are bad (some are OK and some are quite good), it’s just that they aren’t as memorable.


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