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.:

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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