Book list

Jurgen Appelo blogged about his book list and asked others to do the same. Here is my booklist (not as detailed on the dates):

Currently reading:

  • Understanding Comics – Scott McCloud
    Comics are an underestimated and under-used form of communication. Scott McCloud explains how comics work and they do what they do. A recent example of comics use in a business environment is the documentation for Google Chrome.
  • Flirting with disaster – Marc Gerstein
    Why do accidents still happen? Why can’t we (as a species) prevent wars and do we keep on doing the same stupid stuff?
  • Power Base Selling – Jim Holden
    The same techniques for selling products and services can be applied to selling your ideas.
  • Crucial Conversations – Kerry Patterson
    A book about conversation when the stakes are high. Although I haven’t finished the book, I’ve already succesfully applied this. This book helps you focus on what you can do in the conversation to achieve your primary goals together.

Recently read and recommend it:

  • Predictably Irrational – Dan Arielly
    Understanding decision and how easily we are influenced. Knowing this helps seeing through several marketing techniques. It explains the behavior that seems irrational. Enjoyable read.
  • Your Money or your Life – Joe Dominguez
    Changed my relationship with money. Money is a form of time. This book helps you transform your relationship with money.
  • Stumbling on Happiness – Daniel Gilbert
    Nice exploration of the human condition of happiness.
  • Leading change – John P. Kotter
    A lot of the work we do includes helping organisations transition. In this book John Kotter provides a step-by-step action plan how to increase your odds of succeeding.

Still need to read:

  • Attention Economy – Thomas H. Davenport
  • Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Black Swan – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Time paradox – Philip Zimbardo
  • Much more

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