_My Reading List_

Currently Reading:
  • The Wizards of Ozymandias:  Reflections on the Decline and Fall.  by Butler Shaffer.
  • Titan:  The Life of John D. Rockefeller.  by Ron Chernow.
  • The king is dead. Long live the king? Corporate life-cycles, succession planning and organizational renewal. by Mathew Wills.


On Deck: (Books and articles I have on hand below, and there’s always the Amazon Wish List)
  • Only the Paranoid Survive:  How to Exploit the Crisis Points that Challenge Every Company and Career.  by Andrew S. Grove.
  • Populism: The Phenomenon.  Bridgewater Daily Observations.  by Ray Dalio, Steven Kryger, Jason Rogers, and Gardner Davis.
  • Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest, 2nd Edition. by Peter Block.
  • Leading Cultural Change: Lessons Learned from the Corner Office. by The Predictive Index.
  • 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.
  • Gallup-Purdue Index Report 2016.
  • Executive Coaching Survey, 11th Annual 2016.  by Corporate Research by Sherpa Coaching USA.
  • 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.
  • Personal Identity and Practical Reason: The Failure of Kantian Replies to Parfit. by Jonny Anomoly.
  • Artificial Intelligence and 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)
  • Inspiration Dormant:  Forgotten Colors Revisited.  by Silvia Guirado.
  • Preparing for a Renaissance in Assessment. by Peter Hill and Michael Barber.
  • Transactional Analysis:  An Elegant Theory and Practice. by Claude Steiner.
  • Stumbling towards sustainability. by John Sterman.
  • Taking the Investor Perspective:  Looking at the regional investment climate through the eyes of foreign businesses.  Joint study by KPMG and RSPP.
  • 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.
  • The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age. by Cathy N. Davidson and David Theo Goldberg.
  • Knowing Knowledge.  by George Siemens.
  • The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living.  by Fritjof Capra.
  • Seven Complex Lessons in Education for the Future.  by Edgar Morin.
  • 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.
  • The Cerebral Code: Thinking a Thought in the Mosaics of the Mind. by William H. Calvin.


On Hold:
  • Reinventing Organizations:  A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness.  by Frederic Laloux.
  • The Life and Behavior of Living Organisms:  A General Theory. by Elliott Jaques.
  • Durham County:  A History of Durham County, North Carolina.  by Jean Bradley Anderson.
  • The Corporate Mystic:  Guidebook for Visionaries with Their Feet on the Ground.  by Gay Hendricks an Kate Ludeman.
  • Schools That Learn:  A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares About Education.  by Peter Senge.


  • Nonverbal Messages:  Cracking the Code.  by Dr. Paul Ekman. *
  • 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. *
  • The Deeply Flawed Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax. by Benjamin Zycher.
  • Facing Down Evil:  Life on the Edge as an FBI Hostage Negotiator.  by Clint Van Zandt.
  • Emotions Revealed:  Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life.  by Paul Ekman.
  • U.S. Executives on M&A:  Full Speed Ahead in 2016. by KPMG.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Started and Discarded:

  • 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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