Books … Come read with us

I really enjoy books but I’m not very good at reviewing them.  So in the space I will do the best that I can to give you a list of the books that I’ve read or listened to recently. Some of my very favorites are marked by ♥.

But the first thing you’ll find is a list of what are to me the most important books that I’ve read. The criteria is completely personal. These are the books that make connections for me in my thinking about school redesign in school reform. And I must warn you that this list can, and will, change and occasionally it will even sneak past 10 books 🙂

  1. Creating Innovators … Tony Wagner
  2. The fifth discipline … Peter Senge
  3. Reimagine … Tom peters
  4. The world is flat … Thomas Friedman
  5. A whole new mind … Daniel Pink
  6. The innovator’s dilemma … Clayton Christiansen
  7. Inbound marketing … Brian Halligan, Dharmesh Shah
  8. What would Google do …  Jeff Jarvis
  9. Influencer …. Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield
  10. Five Minds for the Future … Howard Gardner
  11. Wikinomics …. Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams ♥
  12. Trust Agents … Chris Brogan, Julien Smith
  13. Out of the crisis … W. Edwards Deming
  14. The Coming Jobs War … Jim Clifton

13 Things That Don’t Make Sense …. Michael Brooks
50 Success Classics …. Tom Butler-Bowdon
A Briefer History of Time …. Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
A Perfect Mess …. Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman
A Short History of Nearly Everything …. Bill Bryson
A Tale of Two Cities …. Charles Dickens
A Whole New Mind …. Daniel H. Pink ♥
A Whole New Mind (Live) …. Daniel Pink
All Marketers Are Liars …. Seth Godin
America Alone …. Mark Steyn
An Inconvenient Book …. Glenn Beck
Angels and Demons …. Dan Brown
Arguing with Idiots …. Glenn Beck
Atlas Shrugged …. Ayn Rand ♥
Basic Economics …. Thomas Sowell
Blue Ocean Strategy …. W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
Blunder …. Zachary Shore
Bonk …. Mary Roach
Brain Rules …. John J. Medina
Brave New World …. Aldous Huxley
Break Through …. Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger
Change or Die …. Alan Deutschman
China, Inc. …. Ted C. Fishman
Confronting Reality …. Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
Consumer’s Guide to a Brave New World …. Wesley J. Smith
Copy This! …. Paul Orfalea and Ann Marsh
Crash Proof …. Peter D. Schiff
Create Your Own Economy …. Tyler Cowen
Crucial Conversations …. Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler
Damage Control …. Eric Dezenhall and John Weber
Deception Point …. Dan Brown
Democracy in America …. Alexis de Tocqueville
Digital Fortress …. Dan Brown
Discover Your Genius …. Michael J. Gelb
Discover Your Inner Economist …. Tyler Cowen
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us …. Daniel H. Pink ♥
Economic Facts and Fallacies …. Thomas Sowell
Eleven on Top …. Janet Evanovich
Entanglement …. Amir D. Aczel
Fierce Conversations …. Susan Scott
Five Minds for the Future … Howard Gardner

Fooled by Randomness …. Nassim Nicholas Taleb ♥
Four to Score …. Janet Evanovich
Free Prize Inside! & Purple Cow …. Seth Godin
Free to Choose …. Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman ♥
FREE: The Future of a Radical Price …. Chris Anderson
FutureShop …. Daniel Nissanoff
Go Put Your Strengths to Work …. Marcus Buckingham
Goals! …. Brian Tracy
Groundswell …. Charlene Li, Josh Bernoff
Group Genius …. Keith Sawyer
Guns, Germs, and Steel …. Jared Diamond
Hot, Flat, and Crowded …. Thomas L. Friedman
How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing …. Robert Irwin
How We Decide …. Jonah Lehrer
In Search of the Obvious …. Jack Trout
In-Flight Spanish ….
Inbound Marketing …. Brian Halligan, Dharmesh Shah ♥
Influencer …. Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield ♥
Inside Drucker’s Brain …. Jeffrey A. Krames
Internet Riches …. Scott Fox
It’s Called Work for a Reason! …. Larry Winget
It’s Your Ship …. D. Michael Abrashoff
Learning About Liberty …. Cato University
Legacy of Ashes …. Tim Weiner
Libertarianism …. David Boaz
Life of Pi …. Yann Martel
Lords of Finance …. Liaquat Ahamed
Made to Stick …. Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Managing by Values …. Ken Blanchard and Michael O’Connor
Managing in a Time of Great Change …. Peter F. Drucker
Mavericks at Work …. William C. Taylor
Microtrends …. Mark J. Penn with E. Kinney Zalesne
Mind Set! …. John Naisbitt
Mindless Eating …. Brian Wansink, Ph.D.
Money Mischief …. Milton Friedman
Never Eat Alone …. Keith Ferrazzi with Tahl Raz
On Intelligence …. Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee
Outlander …. Diana Gabaldon
Outliers …. Malcolm Gladwell ♥
Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team …. Patrick Lencioni
Panic! …. Michael Lewis
Philosophy …. Ayn Rand
Planet Google …. Randall Stross
Planet India …. Mira Kamdar
Quirks and Quarks: The Quirks Question Show …. Bob McDonald
Ray Kurzweil Commencement Address at WPI (May 21, 2005) ….
Re-imagine! …. Tom Peters ♥
Revolutionary Wealth …. Alvin Toffler and Heidi Toffler
Rich Dad’s Advisors: Guide to Investing In Gold and Silver …. Michael Maloney
Rich Dad’s Before You Quit Your Job …. Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter
Rich Dad’s Conspiracy of the Rich …. Robert T. Kiyosaki
Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing …. Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter, C.P.A.
Rich Dad’s Real Estate Advantages …. Sharon L. Lechter and Garrett Sutton
Rule #1 …. Phil Town
Seeing What’s Next …. Clayton M. Christensen, Scott D. Anthony, and Erik A. Roth
Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life …. Larry Winget
Small is the New Big …. Seth Godin
Snoop …. Sam Gosling
Social Intelligence …. Daniel Goleman
Success Built to Last …. Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery, and Mark Thompson
Success Mastery Academy …. Brian Tracy
Super Crunchers …. Ian Ayres
Talent Is Overrated …. Geoff Colvin ♥
Ten Big Ones …. Janet Evanovich
The 360-Degree Leader …. John C. Maxwell
The 4 Hour Work Week …. Timothy Ferriss
The 80/20 Principle …. Richard Koch
The Age of American Unreason …. Susan Jacoby
The Age of the Unthinkable …. Joshua Cooper Ramo
The Age of Turbulence …. Alan Greenspan
The Alienist …. Caleb Carr
The Art of Innovation …. Thomas Kelley, Jonathan Littman
The Art of War …. Sun-Tzu, translation by John Minford
The Ascent of Money …. Niall Ferguson
The Audacity of Hope …. Barack Obama
The Big Three in Economics …. Mark Skousen
The Black Swan …. Nassim Nicholas Taleb ♥
The Buffalo Soldier …. Chris Bohjalian
The Coming China Wars …. Peter Navarro
The Coming Economic Collapse …. Dr. Stephen Leeb and Glen Strathy
The DaVinci Code …. Dan Brown
Justice … Michael J. Sandel
The Dream Manager …. Matthew Kelly ♥
The Drunkard’s Walk …. Leonard Mlodinow
The E-Myth Revisited …. Michael E. Gerber
The Element …. Ken Robinson
The Elephant and the Dragon …. Robyn Meredith
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team …. Patrick Lencioni
The Fourth Turning …. William Strauss and Neil Howe ♥
The Great Depression Ahead …. Harry S. DentThe Iliad: First Chapter …. Homer
The Innovator’s Dilemma …. Clayton M. Christensen
The Innovator’s Solution …. Clayton M. Christensenand Michael E. Raynor
The Kite Runner …. Khaled Hosseini
The Knack … Norm Brodsky, Bo Burlingham
The Lexus and the Olive Tree …. Thomas L. Friedman
The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets: How to Keep Your Portfolio Up …. Peter D. Schiff
The Long Tail …. Chris Anderson
The Lost Symbol …. Dan Brown
The Making of Modern Economics …. Mark Skousen
The Millionaire Mind …. Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. and William D. Danko, Ph.D.
The Myth of Laziness …. Mel Levine, M.D.
The New New Thing …. Michael Lewis
The Next Fifty Years …. John Brockman, editor
The Only Three Questions That Count (Unabriged) …. Kenneth L. Fisher, Jennifer Chou, Lara Hoffmans
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism …. Dr. Robert P. Murphy
The Power of Intention …. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
The Secret …. Rhonda Byrne
The Secret Life of Bees …. Sue Monk Kidd
The Self-Destructive Habits of Good Companies…and How to Break Jagdish N. Sheth
The Six Secrets of Change …. Michael Fullan
The Starfish and the Spider …. Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom
The Talent Code …. Daniel Coyle ♥
The Ten Faces of Innovation …. Tom Kelley with Jonathan Littman
The Three Signs of a Miserable Job …. Patrick Lencioni
The Tipping Point …. Malcolm Gladwell ♥
The Triumph of Liberty …. Jim Powell
The Wal-Mart Effect …. Charles Fishman
The Wisdom of Crowds …. James Surowiecki ♥
The World Is Curved …. David M. Smick
The World Is Flat …. Thomas L. Friedman ♥
Third Party Candidates Debate (10/10/04) …. Michael Badnarik, Michael Peroutka, David Cobb, and Walt Brown
Three Cups of Tea …. Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Tribes …. Seth Godin
Trust Agents … Chris Brogan, Julien Smith
Twitter Power …. Joel
Unleashing the Ideavirus ….
Seth GodinVoucher Wars …. Clint Bolick
Water for Elephants …. Sara Gruen
What Do You Care What Other People Think? …. Richard P. Feynman
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There …. Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
What Just Happened …. James Gleick
What the Dog Saw …. Malcolm Gladwell
What Would Google Do? …. Jeff Jarvis ♥
Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance? …. Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
Why We Want You to Be Rich …. Donald J. Trump and Robert T. Kiyosaki
Wikinomics …. Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams
Winning …. Jack Welch with Suzy Welch
Won’t Get Fooled Again …. Joseph H. Boyett
Words That Work …. Dr. Frank Luntz
You Are Not a Gadget …. Jaron Lanier
You: On a Diet …. Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
You: Staying Young …. Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
1984 …. George Orwell

– Steve Wyckoff

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