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Jump-Start Your Brain August 15, 2006

Posted 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)

Happy reading!




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