Tuesday, January 6, 2009

2009 Books

Some books I have on my bookshelf and will be focusing on in the first half of 2009.

On War by Carl Von Clausewitz
I've read the first two books, however I'd still like to complete the entire thing. The Chicago Boyz blogis hosting a roundtable covering the book through January and February. I hope to lurk and keep up with the discussions.

Strategies for Creative Problem Solving by Fogler & LeBlanc
I saw this this book referenced by redteam journal and managed to receive it as a gift for Christmas. I'm nearly halfway through it and am taking notes for a future discussion. I definitely already finding value in some of the techniques discussed.

The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments by George Johnson
Just sounds like it'll be a fun read

Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene

200 pages into this. My mind is already blown.

Illicit by Moises Naim

On Leadership by HBS
I received this paperback as part of a course in late 2007 as recommended reading. It's high time I read the last half.

Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
I generally enjoyed Blink and expect this to be another light and interesting read.

Some items that have been on my antilibrary for too long and I'd like to flip through

Beautiful Evidence by Edward Tufte

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

Albert Einstein: A Biography by Fosling

Patton, A Soldiers Life by Stanley Hirshson

Blackhawk Down by Mark Bowden

Others in the hopper:

The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why by Amanda Ripley

Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Dialog Mapping by Jeff Conklin

Reinventing Collapse by Dmitry Orlov

The Rise and Decline of the State by Martin van Creveld

The Starfish and the Spider by Brafman and Beckstrom

The Exploit by Galloway and Thacker

John Boyd Roundtable by Mark Safranski

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