What I’m Reading

 

Currently Reading:

  • Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect. Matthew D. Lieberman. Crown Publisher, publisher.
  • China: A New History. John King Fairbank and Merle Goldman. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, publisher.
  • Bully Nation: Why America’s Approach to Childhood Aggression is Bad for Everyone. Susan Eva Porter, Ph.D. Paragon House, publisher.
  • The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, Willam Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. Doris Kearns Goodwin. Simon & Schuster publisher.
  • The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother. James McBride. Riverhead Books publisher.

Recently Completed:

  • Stumbling Upon Happiness. Daniel Gilbert. Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc. publisher.
  • 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know. Moheb Costandi. Quercus Books, publisher.
  • Influence. Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
  • Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well. Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen. Viking publisher, a member of the Penguin Group.
  • Body of Work: Finding the Thread that Ties Your Story Together.  Pamela Slim. Portfolio / Penguin publisher.
  • The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career. Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha. Crown Business, publisher.
  • Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Feel, Think, and Behave. Adam Alter. The Penguin Press, publisher.
  • Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversational Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy. Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman. Hudson Street Press publisher.
  • The Everyday Parenting Toolkit: The Kazdin Method for Easy Step-byStep, Lasting Change for You and Your Child. Alan E. Kazdin. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publisher.
  • The Secret Lie of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us. James W. Pennebaker. Bloombury Press, publisher.
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown and Company Hachette Book Group, publisher.
  • To Sell is Human. Daniel H. Pink. Riverhead Books, A Member of the Penguin Group, publisher.
  • Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow. Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. Gallup Press, publisher.
  • This Will Make You Smarter:  New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking. Edited by John Brockman. Harper Perennial, publisher.
  • Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America. Dan Balz. A James H. Silberman Book, Viking, publisher.
  • Situations Matter:  Understanding How Context Transforms Your World. Sam Sommers. Riverhead Boods, a member of Penguin Group, Inc., publisher.
  • Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life. Martin E. P. Seligman. Vintage Books, A division of Random House, Inc. publisher.
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow. Daniel Kahneman. Farrar, Straus and Girox/New York publisher.
  • Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior.  Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman. Broadway Books, New York, Publisher.
  • Living Color: The Biological and Social Meaning of Skin Color. Nina G. Jablonski. University of California Press publisher.
  • The Craft of Interviewing. John Brady. Vintage Books, a Division of Random House, publisher.
  • SuperFrekanomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance. Steven D. Levitt and Sephen J. Dubner. HarperCollins publisher.
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. HarperCollins publisher.
  • The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills. Daniel Coyle. Bantam Books publisher.
  • So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love. Cal Newport. Business Plus publisher.
  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Wealth, Health and Happiness. Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein. Yale University Press publisher.
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. Charles Duhigg. Random House publisher.
  • Imagine: How Creativity Works. Jonah Lehrer. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publisher.
  • Grow the Tree You Got.  Tom Sturges. Jeremy P. Tarcher / Penguin publisher.
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Susan Cain. Crown Publishers publisher.
  • How We Decide: Jonah Lehrer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publisher.
  • The Seat of the Soul. Gary Zukav, Free Press, a division of Simon Schuster, Inc., publisher.
  • The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. Daniel Coyle. Bantam / Dell, a division of Random House, publisher.
  • The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else. Portfolio / Penguin, Penguin Group publisher.
  • Getting UnstuckA Guide to Discovering Your Next Path. Timothy Butler. Harvard Business Press, publisher.
  • Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. John Medina. Pear Press publisher.
  • Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard. Chip Heath & Dan Heath. Broadway Books publisher.
  • Rework Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson Crown Business, publisher.
  • A Sense of Urgency John P. Kotter.  Harvard Business Press publisher.
  • The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well Intentioned Adults Undermine Children’s Moral and Emotional Development. Richard Weissbourd. Houghton Mifflin Harcount publisher.
  • The Loudest Duck – Moving Beyond Diversity While Embracing Differences to Success at Work. Laura Liswood, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. publisher.
  • Flow – The Psychology of Optimal Experiences.Michael Csikszentmihalyi. HarperCollins publisher.

 

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