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December 04, 2007


Vincent LaConte

Hey, you should review some of these for our conference book project

Todd W.

Here's what's on my desk, read or unread. Too many blogger recommendations and eBay is deadly combination:

The Knowing-Doing Gap by Bob Sutton and Jeff Pfeffer
Weird Ideas That Work by Bob Sutton
The Halo Effect by Phil Rozenweig
Eating the Big Fish by Adam Morgan
Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie
The Photographer's Eye by John Szarkowski
Winning Through Innovation by Tushman and O'Reilly
Design Methods by J. Christopher JOnes
Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
The Innovator's Solution by Christiansen and Raynor

Todd Kalhar

I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of Nicholas Carr's new book "The Big Switch" through LibraryThing a week or so ago, and while I'm not quite finished with it yet, I'd highly recommend it. It's due out in early January 2008.

Carr posits some interesting ideas and parallels between the commoditization of power generation and the future of computing as a commodity. It's an easy read that might generate some good ideas and provide some food for thought. I've certainly enjoyed it.

Thanks for posting your reading list, there were a few titles in there that I haven't read and will definitely look into.


Some of my recommendations:

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man -John Perkins

The autobiography of Malcom X-as told to Alex Haley

It's getting ugly out there-Jack Cafferty

Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy -Moises Naim

Mountains Beyond Mountains-Tracy Kidder



You, Inc. - Harry Beckwith (highly recommended)
Creating Customer Evangelists - Ben McConnell & Jackie Huba
Chasing Cool - Noah Kerner
Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Peter Drucker

Sampad Swain

Nice list of books :-)
I'm surely going to check out few of them...Thanks to Jon and others who commented!!

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