Recommended Links and Reads

“Executives should read fewer management books. I don’t mean that reading is a waste of their time; on the contrary, they should read more. The question is what to read. My own view is that only one book in 20 should be a business book.” – Jim Collins

BRAIN LINKS

  • www.NeuroLeadership.org
  • www.johnmedina.com
  • www.jefferymschwartz.com
  • www.johnratey.com
  • www.daniellevitin.com
  • www.normandoige.com
  • www.drmariobeauregard.com

BRAIN LITERATURE

  • Amen, Daniel G., M.D. Making a Good Brain Great
  • Doidge, Norman, M.D. The Brain that Changes Itself
  • Goldman, Robert, M.D. Brain Fitness
  • Levitin, Daniel J. This is Your Brain on Music: the Science of a Human Obsession
  • Medina, John. Brain Rules; Brain Rules for Baby
  • Muckle, Jim. The Ultimate Brain Book
  • Rock, David. Your Brain at Work
  • Ramachandran, V.S. The Telll-Tale Brain
  • Ratey, John J., M.D. SparkThe Revolutionary Science of Exercise and the Brain, A User’s Guide to the Brain
  • Sacks, Oliver. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
  • Sapolsky, Robert M. Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers
  • Schwartz, Jeffery, M.D. The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force; You are not Your Brain
  • Siegel, Daniel. Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Van Hecke, Callahan, Kolar, Paller. The Brain Advantage
  • Williams, Teasdale, Segal, Kabat-Zinn. The Mindful Way Through Depression

MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

  • Bennis, Warren. On Becoming a Leader
  • Cloke & Goldsmith. Resolving Conflicts at Work
  • Collins, Jim. Good to Great; Great by Choice
  • Csikszentmihalyi, Mihalyi. Flow; Creativity.
  • Drucker, Peter F. Management (Revised Edition)
  • Goleman, Daniel. Primal Leadership – Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence
  • Goleman, Daniel. Social Intelligence – The Revolutionary New Science of Human Relationships
  • Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  • Gonzalez, Maria. Mindful Leadership
  • Heath, Chip & Dan. Made to Stick – Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
  • Heifetz, Ron. Leadership Without Easy Answers
  • Kegan and Lahey. Immunity to Change – How to Overcome it, and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and your Organization
  • Kim & Mauborgne. Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Kouzes & Posner. The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition
  • Kotter, John P. Leading Change
  • Lafasto & Larson. When Teams Work Best;Teamwork
  • Liu, Lan. Conversations on Leadership
  • Loehr, Jim. The Power of Story
  • Logan, King, Fischer-Wright. Tribal Leadership
  • Palus and Horth. The Leader’s Edge - Six Creative Competensies for Navigating Complex Challenges
  • Rock, David. Quiet Leadership
  • Rosenberg, Marshall B. Nonviolent Communication
  • Rumelt, Richard P. Good Strategy Bad Strategy
  • Schwartz, Tony. Be Excellent at Anything – The Four Keys to Transforming the Way We Work and Live
  • Senge, Peter, M. The Fifth DisciplineThe Art and Practice of the Learning Organization, Revised Edition
  • Torbert, Bill, and Associates. Action Inquiry – The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership
  • Treacy and Wiersema. The Discipline of Market Leaders – Choose your Customers, Narrow your Focus, Dominate your Market
  • Whitelaw, Ginny. The Zen Leader
  • Whyte, David. Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity

NON FICTION (Fine Arts, Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences)

  • Barthes, Roland. Mythologies
  • Dogen. Moon in a Dewdrop
  • Fisk, Josiah (Editor). Composers on Music, Eight Centuries of Writings
  • Foucault, Michel. History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An Introduction
  • Freud, Sigmund & Brill, A. A. Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud
  • Gadamer, Hans Georg. Truth and Method
  • Gardner, Howard. Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice
  • Greene, Brian. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
  • Habermas, Jurgen. The Theory of Communicative Action, Vol 1 and 2
  • Hill, Gareth. Masculine and Feminine: The Natural Flow of Opposites in the Psyche
  • Huxley, Aldous. The Perennial Philosophy
  • James, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience
  • Jung, C. G. Man and His Symbols
  • Kant, Immanuel & Wood, Allen. Basic Writings of Kant
  • Kegan, Robert. In Over Our Heads: The Mental Demands of Modern Life
  • Kung, Hans. The History of the Catholic Church
  • Lee, Bruce. The Tao of Gung Fu
  • Miller, Robert J. The Complete Gospels, 4th Edition
  • Mitchell, Stephen. The Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Gay Science: With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
  • Plato. The Republic
  • Plotinus. The Enneads
  • Popkin, Richard H. (Ed). The Columbia History of Western Philosophy
  • Ramana Maharshi. Talks with Ramana Maharshi
  • Rinpoche, Sogyal. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
  • Said, Edward W. & Barenboim, Daniel. Parallels and Paradoxes, Explorations in Music and Society
  • Schopenhauer, Arthur. The Essential Schopenhauer: Key Selections from the World as Will and Representation and Other Writings
  • Smith, Huston. The World’s Religions
  • Suzuki, Shunryu. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
  • Taylor, Astra (Editor). Examined Life, Excursions with Contemporary Thinkers
  • Twenge, Jean M. The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement
  • Wilber, Ken. A Brief History of Everything; The Eye of Spirit; The Marriage of Sense and Soul – Integrating Science and Religion; Integral Psychology
  • Wright, Ronald. A Short History of Progress
  • Yutang, Lin. The Importance of Living.

FICTION AND POETRY

  • Auster, Paul. New York Trilogy, Invisible, Book of Illusions, Oracle Night
  • Borges, Jorge Luis. Collected Fictions
  • Coetzee, J. M. Diary of a Bad Year, Disgrace
  • Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World; Island
  • Homer. Iliad (Stephen Mitchell Translation)
  • Kafka, Franz. Metamorphosis and Other Stories; The Trial
  • Littell, Jonathan. The Kindly Ones
  • Murakami, Haruki. Kafka on the Shore; 1Q84
  • Proust, Marcel. In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 1
  • Rushdie, Salmon. Midnight’s Children: A Novel
  • Sebald, W. G. The Emigrants;The Rings of Saturn
  • Thoreau, Henry DWalden
  • Whitman, Walt. The Leaves of Grass