Jump-Start Your Brain August 15, 2006Posted by sharynheili in Uncategorized.
Grab a few of these books and read them to super-charge your brain and send it firing in all sorts of new directions. Stephen Abram, Librarian and VP of Innovation at SirsiDynix, shared this list in a presentation titled “The Future for Libraries” for Markham Public Libraries, Ontario, July 24, 2006. Find the link for the complete presentation in his blog, Stephen’s Lighthouse.
- The Big Moo: Stop Trying to be Perfect and Start Being Remakable (Group of 33).
- Blink: the Power of Thinking without Thinking (Malcolm Gladwell)
- Change the Way You See Everything: Through Asset-Based Thinking (Kathryn D. Cramer)
- Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Esplores the Hidden Side of Everything (Steven D. Levitt)
- Ideaspotting: How To Find Your Next Great Idea (Sam Harrison)
- The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More (Chris Anderson)
- The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Malcolm Gladwell)
- A Whole New Mind: Moving From the Information Age To the Conceptual Age (Daniel H. Pink)
- The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations (James Surowiecki)
- The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century (Thomas L. Friedman)