Reading is an important part of what I do. These days less for knowledge, more for challenge and insight.

Here’s what I’m reading this month – updated as we go through the month.:

May 20

Overheating. Thomas Hylland Eriksen. An anthropologists view of The majot changes we face. Great insight.

Quantum Mystery. John Gribben. A very readable take on a very complex subject. Hoping it will improve my understanding 🙂

Science and Spiritual Practices. Rupert Sheldrake. There’s lots to be relearned from tarditional wisdoms.

The Ritual Process. Victor Turner. Reading this to better understand how other traditions have dealt with the sort of change we are in now, indivually and collectively.

April 20

Authentic Swing. Steven Pressfield. A reflection on the writing off his first published book “ the legend of Bagger Vance”. An hours read with many insights on the disciplines, pleasures and pains of working for yourself.

Who do we choose to be?. Margaret Wheatley. About rethinking what we’re doing as leaders, and entertaining the possibility of better.

Transcend. Scott Barry Kaufmann. Rethinking Maslow for the modern era.

The Alchemist. Paulo Coelho. Because it’s one of my favourite ever books in times of uncertainty.

March 20

Radical Uncertainty. Mervyn King and John Kay. An entertaining and thought provoking book on the nature of uncertainty. Written (just) before Covid, they had pretty good timing.

Chaos Imperative. Ori Brafman. A compelling look at how we can handle what appears chaotic, with great examples from multiple areas. Serious reading.

Future of Coaching. Eti Heinzig. A long overdue and provocative examination of coaching. Coaching has gone mainstream, but from being an almost insurgent occupation thirty years ago, much of it has not native, and supports the way we work instrad of challenging it. This is a good read for anybody who includes coaching in their portfolio of skills.

February 20

Uncharted. Margaret Heffernan. A beautifully written and provocative challenge to our relationship with technology.

A world without work. Daniel Susskind. A thought provoking examination of the real impact of machine learning and artificial intelligence. will you be enabled, or replaced?

Learning from the Octopus. Rafe Sagarin. Notionally, a look at what we can learn about security from biology. Much more than that. I love this book.

Cognitive Dominance. Mark McLoughlin. A neurosurgeon who found himself blinded by fear writing about it. Humbling, and maybe the most important book I’ve read for insight in the last twelve months.


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