Books and Articles Recently Read Feb 2011

Like most people it seems, I read a lot of books. I’m frequently asked what I just read. I thought it might be helpful to keep a running list of my latest reading (and RE-reading) including books, magazines, etc. I’m providing no ratings or commentary. If I start a book and toss it aside, I don’t include here. These are just the things I thought were worth reading or that others recommended to me and I followed their advice.

· The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (history of woman who gave us HeLa cells)

· Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

· Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman

· Bounce : Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success by Matthew Syed

· Authenticity– What Consumers Really Want by James H. Gilmore & B. Joseph Pine II

· Linked: How Everything is Connected to Everything Else what It Means for Business, Science and Everyday Life by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

· K2 : Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain by Ed Viesturs, David Roberts

· The Dragonfly Effect : Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways To Use Social Media to Drive Social Change by Jennifer Aaker, Andy Smith, Carlye Adler, Dan Ariely, Chip Heath

· American Prometheus : The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin

· The Currency of Life: Uncovering the Clues to Why We’re Here by Mark Klein

· No Shortcuts to the Top : Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Peaks by Ed Viesturs, David Roberts

· Decision Points by George W. Bush

· The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

· One Eternal Round by Hugh W. Nibley

· The Drunk’s Club: A.A., the cult that saved my life by Clancy Martin in Harpers January 2011 issue




About John R. Durant

Drawing on years fostering innovation in the high-tech industry, most notably at Microsoft, John is a principal researcher at Savvysherpa building new businesses.
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