So many interesting subjects - so little time.

Here are some of the books I have read or podcasts I have listened to, so far, and maybe worth your time

'17 Thinking, Fast and Slow

'17 Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Cooks, and Good Food

'17 The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

'16 The Economic Rockstar : 104: Russ Roberts on How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life and the Theory of Moral Sentiments

'16 How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics

'15 The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

'15 Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

'15 Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Fowler))

'15 Matters of Life and Data: The Remarkable Journey of a Big Data Visionary Whose Work Impacted Millions (Including You)

Dec '14. Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door

Dec '14. Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century

Nov '14. The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Sep '14. Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Aug '14. Bioinformatics Algorithms

Aug '14. Mining the Social Web: Data Mining Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, GitHub, and More

Aug '14. Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. Get to the Point. Get to the Sale

Aug '14. Ties to Tattoos : Turning Generational Differences into a Competitive Advantage

Jun '14. The Intelligent Web: Search, smart algorithms, and big data

Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ

FISH! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results

Personal Accountability: Powerful and Practical Ideas for you and your organization

The Enthusiastic Employee: How Companies Profit by Giving Workers What They Want

Leading Change

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition (PMBOK Guides)

Big Trouble

The Lore of Running

Winning through Innovation: A Practical Guide to Leading Organizational Change and Renewal

Getting Even

Concept of the Corporation

Without Feathers

Side Effects

Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance

Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors

Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

Management Cases, Revised Edition

My Years with General Motors

The End of Economic Man: The Origins of Totalitarianism

Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation

Engineering Design Methods: Strategies for Product Design

The Lean Design Solution

The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Accounting Course, 4th Ed (McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Courses)

The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

Revolutionizing Product Development: Quantum Leaps in Speed, Efficiency, and Quality

ABC of Relativity (Routledge Classics)

The Conquest of Happiness

The Problems of Philosophy

On Growth and Form

Leonardo's Notebooks

The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications: The Comprehensive RF Engineering Reference [With

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

What to Listen for in Music


Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Memory: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

The Hanging Stranger

Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are

The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development

The Buzz about Bees: Biology of a Superorganism

Twist of the Wrist: The Motorcycle Roadracers Handbook (Vol 1)

The Racing Driver (Driving)

The Ace Factor: Air Combat and the Role of Situational Awareness

Drive to Win: The Essential Guide to Race Driving


Tune to Win: The art and science of race car development and tuning

Georgics (Oxford World's Classics)

The Daodejing of Laozi

The Bhagavad-Gita : Krishna's Counsel in Time of War (Bantam Classics)

Maxims and Reflections (Ricordi)

The Power of One: A Novel

The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom (P.S.)

The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior: Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped

The Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean (Vintage)

The Italians

The Alice Behind Wonderland

A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (P.S.)

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

Understanding China [3rd Edition]: A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture

'17 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

'17 Trainspotting

'17 Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

'16 The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium

'16 The Kid Who Ran For President

'15 Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters

'15 Macbeth

'15 The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan: How to Take Charge, Build Your Team, and Get Immediate Results

Oct '14. Texas Lawn Guide: Attaining and Maintaining the Lawn You Want (Guide to Midwest and Southern Lawns)

Sep '14. Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through The Wilds of Strategic Management

Jul '14. Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness

Jul '14. The Principles of Scientific Management

The Business of Software : What Every Manager, Programmer, and Entrepreneur Must Know to Thrive and Survive in Good Times and Bad

Product Strategy for High Technology Companies

Manufacturing Systems Engineering: A Unified Approach to Manufacturing Technology, Production Management and Industrial Economics

The Competitive Advantage of Nations

Managing the Nonprofit Organization

The New Realities

Robot Builder's Bonanza

Schott's Original Miscellany

Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, Vol. 2: Advanced Techniques

Frozen Fire

Fahrenheit 451

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

A WHACK ON THE SIDE OF THE HEAD : How You Can Be More Creative

The Usability Engineering Lifecycle: A Practitioner's Handbook for User Interface Design (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies)

On Bullshit

Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, Vol. 1: The Essentials (3rd Edition, Version 6.5)

Category 7

Mere Anarchy

Co-Opetition : A Revolution Mindset That Combines Competition and Cooperation : The Game Theory Strategy That's Changing the Game of Business

The Age of Discontinuity: Guidelines to Our Changing Society

The Future of Industrial Man

Management Challenges for the 21st Century (Classic Drucker Collection)

Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Right

Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors

Analysis for Financial Management

The Year Without Pants: and the Future of Work

Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland (paperback)

When Money Dies: The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany

The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century

I Am America (And So Can You!)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

Managers Not MBAs: A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Managing and Management Development

One Hundred Unorthodox Strategies: Battle And Tactics Of Chinese Warfare


The Buck Starts Here: Profit-Based Sales and Marketing Made Easy, Second Edition

The Leaky Funnel

Escaping the Black Hole: Minimizing the Damage from the Marketing-Sales Disconnect

Animal Farm and 1984

The 25 Sales Habits of Highly Successful Salespeople

The 25 Most Common Sales Mistakes: . . . And How to Avoid Them

SPIN Selling

Speaker for the Dead

Major Account Sales Strategy

Conversations That Win the Complex Sale: Using Power Messaging to Create More Opportunities, Differentiate your Solutions, and Close More Deals

Management Rev Ed

Selling to the C-Suite: What Every Executive Wants You to Know About Successfully Selling to the Top

Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

My Hero

Rick Steves' Pocket Paris

Easy French Step-by-Step

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Collins Business Essentials)

The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help--or Hurt--How You Lead


The Shoes of the Fisherman (Vatican Trilogy, Book 1)

The Clowns of God

My book, People: Managing Them (and Yourself) Effectively is now published on Amazon

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Update: July 2017 - The book is now published and available on Amazon. It is great to have completed the journey.

Update: Feb 2017 - I am finished. It has improved with age, but who knows if anyone will actually agree. Anyway, I am proud of having made it this far and I do feel a great sense of achivement. Next I will spend some time looking for an agent and/or publisher. If that does not work I will self-publish just to complete the whole cycle.

Update: Oct 2016 - Cleaned up two chapters and added another. I am determined it will not die of neglect, maybe old age :)

Update: June 2016 - I have been buried in work and spend only fragments of time on the book, although I did add another chapter.

Update: Feb 13th 2016 - Will it ever end? Added another few chapters in Jan

Update: Aug 2nd 2015 - I have been stuck for a while doing other things. I plan to get back to this soon.

Update: Jan 28th 2015 - Round 4 of edits completed - one more to go.

Update Dec 14 2014 - It is now going to run into 2015, but it is improving with some loving care.

Update: Nov 3th 2014 - Still slogging away. If you are considering putting pen to paper to write a book, stop, think again, stop, under estimate the time and effort - but do it anyway.

Update: September 3rd 2014 - Editing continues - I see more updates in my near future.

Update: August 8th 2014 - I AM FINISHED! (again). Well let's see what my editor thinks now. Fingers crossed.

Update: July 5th 2014 - The next round of edits have been completed by Marianna and I am now working hard to make all of the needed updates and additions. It is a long process but I expect it will all be worth it in the end.

Update: May 24th - My editor is the brilliant Marianna Jameson, the New York Times bestselling author. You can read more about Marianna and her books and editing services on her website at The Book Spa