These are books I’ve read about, that I’ve been told about, or that I’ve run across in the bookstore during 2014 and don’t want to forget about. I use this list when perusing book stores and the local public library.
I list ten books in my Agile and Lean Development Conference Resources 2014 post that look interesting.
This past weekend, I learned the process of: (1) show up, (2) pay attention to what has heart and meaning, (3) tell the truth without blame or judgment, and (4) be open yet unattached to outcome. Looking for additional information, I discovered this was from The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary, by Angeles Arrien. It seems there is a TEDx talk by Angeles on the topic.
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, by Atul Gawande.
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life, by Scott Adams. How can you pass up a book with a review like: “If you like the idea of screwing up on a regular basis and still winning in the end, read this book. Or don’t. Not reading it would be a mistake, but apparently those are okay.”
Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy, by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel.
All around good guy and gradeschool/highschool classmate Rob Kurtz quoted The Courage to Be, by Paul Tillich: “The world is no longer the same place, and it never will be. It is for us to remember that those to whom we look in the past were, in fact, looking ahead.” Looks worth a read.
Mark Miller recommends The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done, by Peter F. Drucker.
Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships, by James Brownson, is mentioned in the January 12 Boston Globe article, “Can the evangelical church embrace gay couples?”
Mentioned in the same article are Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate, by Justin Lee and God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships, by Matthew Vines (to be published later in 2014).
What books do you think I should read?