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_My Reading List_

Currently Reading:
  • Titan:  The Life of John D. Rockefeller.  by Ron Chernow.
  • The Wizards of Ozymandias:  Reflections on the Decline and Fall.  by Butler Shaffer.
  • The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man.  by David W. Maurer.
  • Carver’s Policy Governance® Model in Nonprofit Organizations.  by John Carver and Miriam Carver.
  • Reinventing Organizations:  A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness.  by Frederic Laloux.

 

On Deck: (Books and articles I have on hand below, and there’s always the Amazon Wish List)
  • Introduction to the Integral Approach.  by Ken Wilber.
  • The Second Decision:  the Qualified Entrepreneur.  by Randy H. Nelson.
  • The Elements of Style:  Third Edition.  by William Strunk, Jr., and E. B. White.
  • The Theory of Moral Sentiments.  by Adam Smith.
  • White Noise.  by Don DeLillo.
  • Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions.  by Gary Klein.
  • Natural History of Ashkenazi Intelligence. by Gregory Cochran, Jason Hardy, Henry Harpending.
  • Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector. by Jane Wei-Skillern, James E. Austin, Herman Leonard, and Howard Stevenson.
  • A Short Note on Strategy-Building in the Social Sector. by Herman B. Leonard.
  • Human Action:  A Treatise on Economics.  Volumes 1-4.  by Ludwig von Mises.
  • The Testosterone Hypothesis:  How Hormones Regulate the Life Cycles of Civilization. by Roy Barzilai.
  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.  by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters.
  • The Conflict Between Aristotelian and Galileian Modes of Thought in Contemporary Psychology.  Translated by D. K. Adams.
  • The Hidden Pattern. by Ben Goertzel.
  • The Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation: A Collection of Readings. Second Edition.  Edited by Ralph Katz.
  • Establishing Corporate Innovation Communities:  A Social Capital Perspective.  by Martin Dumbach.
  • More than Numbers: Revitalising Employee Engagement through Narrative-based Research. by Angelina Seah.
  • Awakening Beauty: An illustrated look at mankind’s love and hatred of beauty. by Anthony Napoleon, Ph.D.
  • Gravity’s Rainbow.  by Thomas Pynchon.
  • Artificial Intelligence & Life in 2030:  One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence.  by Peter Stone, Rodney Brooks, Erik Brynjolfsson, et. al.
  • The Art of War. by Sun-Tzu.  (translation by Ralph D. Sawyer)
  • Preparing for a Renaissance in Assessment. by Peter Hill and Michael Barber.
  • Stumbling towards sustainability. by John Sterman.
  • A New Model for Organizations:  Ardanta’s Employee Owned Collective Leadership.  by Presence at Work.
  • Academic freedom and the commercialisation of universities: a critical ethical analysis. by Kathleen Lynch and Mariya Ivancheva.
  • Managing Paradox: Blending East and West Philosophies to Unlock Its Advantages and Opportunities.  by Jean Brittain Leslie, Peter Ping Li, and Sophia Zhao.
  • More Than Numbers:  Revitalizing Employee Engagement through Narrative-Based Research.  by Angelina Seah.
  • How the Economic Machine Works. by Ray Dalio.
  • Redefining business success in a changing world CEO Survey. by Price Waterhouse Coopers.
  • Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World. by Bob Johansen.
  • Learning:  Peering Backward and Looking Forward in the Digital Era.  by Margaret Weigel, Carrie James & Howard Gardner.
  • Making Sense of the Meaning Literature:  An Integrative Review of Meaning Making and Its Effects on Adjustment to Stressful Life Events. by Crystal L. Park.
  • The Future of Leadership for Conscious Capitalism. by Barrett C. Brown.
  • Knowing Knowledge.  by George Siemens.
  • The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living.  by Fritjof Capra.
  • The Evolutionary Manifesto:  Our Role in the Future Evolution of Life.  by John Stewart.
  • The Leadership Challenge:  How to Get Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations.  by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.
  • A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History.  by Nicholas Wade.

 

On Hold:
  • The Hero with A Thousand Faces.  by Joseph Campbell. (p. 85)
  • Durham County:  A History of Durham County, North Carolina.  by Jean Bradley Anderson. (p. 266)
  • Schools That Learn:  A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares About Education.  by Peter Senge. (p. 234)

 

Completed:
  • Nonverbal Messages:  Cracking the Code.  by Dr. Paul Ekman. *
  • The Life and Behavior of Living Organisms:  A General Theory. by Elliott Jaques. *
  • A Conflict of Visions : Ideological Origins of Political Struggles. by Thomas Sowell. *
  • Real Education:  Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality. by Charles Murray. *
  • Management and the Financial Crisis (We have met the enemy and he is us …)  by William A. Sahlman. *
  • Trump and a Post-Truth World: An Evolutionary Self‑Correction.  by Ken Wilber. *
  • Intellectuals and Society. by Thomas Sowell. *
  • The Undoing Project:  A Friendship That Changed Our Minds.  by Michael Lewis. *
  • CEO perspectives: How HR can take on a bigger role in driving growth. by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
  • A Theory of Corporate Governance:  Finding a New Balance for Boards and Their CEOs. by John Carver.
  • The Deeply Flawed Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax. by Benjamin Zycher.
  • Requisite Organizational Design The power of know.  by Glen Sollors.
  • Only the Paranoid Survive:  How to Exploit the Crisis Points that Challenge Every Company and Career.  by Andrew S. Grove.
  • A Powerful Mind:  The Self-Education of George Washington.  by Adrienne M. Harrison.
  • Pre-suasion : A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade. by Robert Cialdini.
  • Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest, 2nd Edition. by Peter Block. (excerpt)
  • Inspiration Dormant:  Forgotten Colors Revisited.  by Silvia Guirado.
  • Facing Down Evil:  Life on the Edge as an FBI Hostage Negotiator.  by Clint Van Zandt.
  • The Secrets of Operational and Organizational Due Diligence.  by Ronald Recardo and Tim Toterhi.
  • Measurement as Learning: What Nonprofit CEOs, Board Members, and Philanthropists Need to Know to Keep Improving. by Jeri Eckhart-Queenan and Matt Forti.
  • Jung and Aion: Time, Vision, and a Wayfaring Man. by Lance S. Owens.
  • By the People : Rebuilding Liberty without Permission. by Charles Murray.
  • Emotions Revealed:  Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life.  by Paul Ekman.
  • The Go-Giver:  A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea.  by Bob Burg and John David Mann.
  • U.S. Executives on M&A:  Full Speed Ahead in 2016. by KPMG.
  • The king is dead. Long live the king? Corporate life-cycles, succession planning and organizational renewal. by Mathew Wills.
  • Populism: The Phenomenon.  Bridgewater Daily Observations.  by Ray Dalio, Steven Kryger, Jason Rogers, and Gardner Davis.
  • 20 years inside the mind of the CEO…  What’s next? 20th CEO Survey.  by PwC.
  • Empathy in the Workplace: A Tool for Effective Leadership.  by William A. Gentry, Todd J. Weber, and Golnaz Sadri.
  • Intelligence:  Knowns and Unknowns. by Neisser, et. al.
  • What is Spiral Dynamics Integral?  by Don Beck. Leadership 2030 (book excerpt).
  • Introduction: Empire and Manure. by Georg Vielmetter and Yvonne Sell.
  • Understanding Ontological Conflict Between Servant Leadership and Organizations. by James Elliker.
  • Intervening in the Shadow Systems of Organizations: Consulting from a Complexity Perspective. by Patricia Shaw.
  • New Dawn:  Good Deals in Challenging Times.  by KPMG.
  • The Business Case for a High-Trust Culture.  by A Great Place to Work.
  • Rescuing “Diversity” from Affirmative Action and Campus Activists. by Peter Minowitz.
  • Spiral Dynamics:  The Layers of Human Values in Strategy.  by Christopher Cowan and Natasha Todorovic.
  • Transactional Analysis:  An Elegant Theory and Practice. by Claude Steiner.
  • Trust, Trade, and Moral Progress: How Market Exchange Promotes Trustworthiness.  by Jonathan Anomaly.
  • Thoughtful Citizenship:  A Non-partisan Guide for Having Thoughtful Conversations, Even with Those Who Disagree… by ThoughtfulCitizens.us.

Started and Discarded:

  • Man and His Symbols. by Carl G. Jung.
  • Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business: Ensuring Success from One Generation to the Next.  by Henry Hutcheson.

* 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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