Guilt-free Holiday Reading List 2008

On my way to the Velocity Project Exhibition in Waterloo, I stopped at the local Chapters mostly because it’s the only Starbucks I know enroute to the University of Waterloo (turns out there’s one at King & University too). There were a number of business books that caught my attention as possible reads when travelling this holiday season.

Anybody read or planning on reading any of these?

41ldLDf5PZL__SL110_ Ahead Of The Curve – Two Years at Harvard Business School by Philip Delves Broughton
41nirFmqcwL__SL110_ Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
21ACTgOnC L__SL110_ The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means by George Soros
41F9XSr7S9L__SL110_ Remix Making Art And Commerce Thrive In the Hybrid Economy by Lawrence Lessig
51yei KRxEL__SL110_ The Real Price of Everything: Rediscovering the Six Classics of Economics edited by Michael Lewis
41ypZZFfouL__SL110_  Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post-Gates Era by Mary Jo Foley
51PfGj5vTxL__SL110_ Reality Check – The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging and Outmarketing Your Competition by Guy Kawasaki
51QTzpyOCkL__SL110_ How To Be A Business Superhero by Sean Wise
41Xq6-RygzL__SL110_ Outliers: The Story of Success  by Malcolm Gladwell
51drpze7irL__SL110_ Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin
41XakEaGHOL__SL110_ Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy by Martin Lindstrom

16 thoughts on “Guilt-free Holiday Reading List 2008”

  1. Hey David – I read Soros' book and enjoyed it. It doesn't live up to it's title IMHO and is light on solutions but he is clearly a powerful thinker with deep industry knowledge. Also, he earned the right to brag about being right because 2 years ago folks were saying he was a chicken little. Good lesson there.<br />
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    – M

  2. About half of those are on my reading list. I'm going to read Outliers ASAP as I heart Gladwell, but Fooled by Randomness, Tribes, Ahead of the curve, and Reality Check are also on there.

  3. Hey David – I read Soros’ book and enjoyed it. It doesn’t live up to it’s title IMHO and is light on solutions but he is clearly a powerful thinker with deep industry knowledge. Also, he earned the right to brag about being right because 2 years ago folks were saying he was a chicken little. Good lesson there.

    – M

  4. About half of those are on my reading list. I’m going to read Outliers ASAP as I heart Gladwell, but Fooled by Randomness, Tribes, Ahead of the curve, and Reality Check are also on there.

  5. I love NNT (so you'll love Fooled by Randomness). If you're interested, Gladwell is speaking at Rotman on Monday…..

  6. I'm half way through Reality Check and have Tribes on my bed side table to read next. I'm also going back in time and reading The Art of the Start!

  7. I just started Reality Check along with Tribes. Thanks for the list, some of them look pretty interesting.

  8. Read Microsoft 2.0 – but it's hard to do a print book on the future of a technology company, when things are constantly in the blender. I felt like I was reading an inaccurate and often repetitive history lesson most of the time.<br />
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    Reading Tribes – and loving it. Review later on my blog.

  9. Read Microsoft 2.0 – but it’s hard to do a print book on the future of a technology company, when things are constantly in the blender. I felt like I was reading an inaccurate and often repetitive history lesson most of the time.

    Reading Tribes – and loving it. Review later on my blog.

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