2017 Reading List

Tracking books from January 2017 onward. Tweet me your recommendations and questions!
Latest update: November 14, 2017


Books I’m currently reading:

  • Dan Hill, “Dark Matter and Trojan Horses” (Amazon)
  • David Drummond and Douglas W. Hubbard, “How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of “Intangibles” in Business” (Book Site)
  • Donella H. Meadows, “Thinking in Systems: A Primer” (Amazon)
  • Carlo Rovelli, “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics” (Book site)
  • Yuval Noah Harari, “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind”(Amazon)
  • Stewart Brand, “The Clock Of The Long Now: Time and Responsibility” (Amazon)
  • Patrick Hoverstadt and Lucy Loh, Patterns of Strategy (Patterns of Strategy>Book site)

Books I’ll read next:

  • Mike Duncan, “The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic” (Amazon)
  • Richard Boland Jr., Fred Collopy, “Managing as Designing” (Publisher Site)
  • Kees Dorst, “Frame Innovation: Create New Thinking by Design” (Book Site)
  • Robert McKee, “Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting” (Amazon)
  • Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High” (Amazon)
  • Abbie Griffin, Raymond Price, Bruce Vojak, “Serial Innovators: How Individuals Create and Deliver Breakthrough Innovations in Mature Firms” (Amazon)
  • Dale Carnegie, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” (Amazon)
  • Halldór Laxness, “The Fish Can Sing” (Amazon)
  • Patrick Hoverstadt “The Fractal Organization: Creating Sustainable Organizations with the Viable System Model” (Amazon)
  • Dimitry Elias Léger, “God Loves Haiti: A Novel” (Amazon)
  • Frederic Laloux, Reinventing Organizations (Amazon)
  • Alice Feiring, “Naked Wine” (Amazon)
  • Mark Baskinger, “Drawing Ideas: A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design” (Amazon
  • Karl Sakas, “The In-Demand Marketing Agency: How to Use Public Speaking to Become an Agency of Choice” (Amazon)
  • Émile Zola, “The Fortune of the Rougons” (Amazon)
  • Mason Currey, “Daily Rituals: How Artists Work” (Audible)
  • Fred Kofman, “Conscious Business” (Audible)
  • Oliver Sacks, “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales” (Audible)
  • Maria Konnikova, “Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes” (Amazon)
  • Danielle Allen, “From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in a Digital Age” (Amazon)
  • Rolf Potts, “Marco Polo Didn’t Go There: Stories and Revelations from One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer” (Amazon)
  • Mark Kozak-Holland, “The History of Project Management” (Amazon)
  • Rick Webb, “Agency: Starting a Creative Firm in the Age of Digital Marketing” (Amazon)
  • Patrick Lencioni, “The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business”  (Audible)
  • Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander, “The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life” (Audible)
  • Douglas Adams, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”  (Audible)
  • David Whyte, “The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America” (Amazon)

Books I’ve read:

  • Nicolas Wright, “Mrs. Klein” (Amazon)
  • Intercom on Jobs to be Done
  • Jonny Schneider, “Understanding Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile” (Publisher site)
  • Alla Kholmatova, “Design Systems” (Book site)
  • Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden, “Sense and Respond: How Successful Organizations Listen to Customers and Create New Products Continuously” (Book site)
  • George Orwell, “Down and Out in Paris and London” (Amazon)
  • Kim Scott, “Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss” (Author site)
  • John Stepper, “Working Out Loud” (Author site)
  • Adam Kahane, “Collaborating with the Enemy” (Publisher site)
  • Austin Kleon, “Show your work!” (Author site)
  • Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington, “The 12 Week Year” (Book site)
  • Al Ries, Jack Trout, “Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind” (Amazon)
  • Kathy Sierra, “Badass: Making Users Awesome” (Amazon)
  • Warren Berger, “A More Beautiful Question” (Author site)
  • Dr Patricia Shaw, “Changing Conversations in Organizations: A Complexity Approach to Change (Complexity and Emergence in Organizations)” (Amazon)
  • Katherine Howe, “The Penguin Book of Witches” (Publisher site)
  • Michael Dobson, “Project: Impossible – How the Great Leaders of History Identified, Solved, and Accomplished the Seemingly Impossible – and How You Can Too! (Lessons From History)” (Amazon)
  • Indi Young, “Practical Empathy: For Collaboration and Creativity in Your Work” (Amazon)
  • 小田理一郎, 松尾陽子, “マンガでやさしくわかる学習する組織” (Amazon)

p.s. Here’s the 2016 list and 2015 list.