People are generally time deprived and hence busy. Personally, trying to find time to sit down and read a book almost never happens except for maybe a few minutes before I go to sleep. However after talking to one of my former professors at San Francisco State University, Dr. Michael Meeks, I got a few recommendations of books to read.
He mentioned the following books:
- Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman
- Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships by Daniel Goleman
- Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
- A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink
- The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman
I have noticed / am interested in the following books:
- Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne
- Competing on the Edge by Shona L. Brown & Kathleen M. Eisenhardt
- Software Testing Fundamentals by Marnie L. Hutcheson
That is quite a list of books to read up on. A few of the books are short reads, like Made to Stick and A Whole New Mind. In fact, I knocked out A Whole New Mind while I flew to Oregon a few months ago. The next book I want to read is Made to Stick and I hope to finish Software Testing Fundamentals since I’m about halfway through it already!
Back to being time deprived, I find my time split right now between working out (being healthy) and reading Alan Greenspan’s: The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World. This book is excellent; part autobiography and part lessons learned.
To further that deprivation, I’m also hooked on a newly released game, but that blog is still to come…