Saturday, June 12, 2010

I'm a Bibliography Nut

Even though I have been away from the Ivory Tower for six years now, there are still some parts of it that I just can't shake off. One thing that I would have shuddered about 6 years ago is that I seem to have developed a great love of bibliographies. When I read a book I really enjoy these days, I want to try to figure out how the author or authors came to that state of being. I want to know what molded them and what might have been on their minds as these ideas came into their heads.

I just finished Trust Agents. It is peppered with book references, and I thought it would be really interesting not just to look at the books that are mentioned by name but also to read many of them. I'll probably not read Polgar's Chess book, but otherwise...:)

I got permission to put out this list from the authors. Think I got everything. Hope it's useful!

Allen David Getting Things Done
Anderson Chris The Long Tail
Canterucci Jim Personal Brilliance
Collins Jim Good to Great
Covey Stephen The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
DeBono Edward Serious Creativity
DeBono Edward How To Be More Interesting
Edwards Betty Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Ferriss Tim 4-hour Workweek
Friedman Thomas The World is Flat
Gladwell Malcolm The Tipping Point
Hill Napoleon Think and Grow Rich
Hunt Tara The Whuffie Factor
Hurst Mark Bit Literacy
Joel Mitch Six Pixels of Separation
Madson Patricia Ryan Improv Wisdom
Maister David, Charles H. Green and Robert M. Galford The Trusted Advisor
Mann Merlin Inbox Zero
McLuhan Marshall Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man
Polgar Laszlo 5334 Problems, Combinations and Games
Putnam Robert Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Rheingold Howard The Virtual Community
Scoble Robert and Shel Israel Naked Conversations
Shirky Clay Here Comes Everybody
Surowiecki James Wisdom of Crowds
Taleb Nassim Nicholas The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

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1 comment:

Pastor Lisa said...

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable and Six Pixels of Separation have me really intrigued. Thanks for the list!