suggested book reads

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order below is simply/mostly by order read..

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1. Linchpin, Seth Godin: awakening indispensable people
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2. Mindset, Carol Dweck: growth mindset considers everything as a means to learn/grow
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3. Rework, Jason Fried: work is where we get the least done
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4. The Element, Sir Ken Robinson: finding your sweet spot
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5. The Art of Possibility, Ben Zander & Rosalund Zander:
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6. Tribes, Seth Godin:
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7. Teaching Unmasked, John T. Spencer: transparency/authenticity
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8. The Design of Business, Roger Martin: be bold
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9. DIY U, Anya Kamenetz: yes you can
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10. Disrupting Class, Clay Christensen: plan of disruption
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11. The Blue Sweater, Jacqueline Novogratz: getting to know a culture
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12. The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle: deep practice to grow/strengthen myelin sheath
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13. Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar, James Bach: self-directed learning
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14. Your Guide to Academic Deviance, Dale Stephens: uncollege
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15. The Mesh, Lisa Gansky: the future of business is sharing
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16. The Power of Pull, John Hagel & John Seely Brown: the power of allure vs the power of demand
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17. A New Culture of Learning, John Seely Brown, Douglas Thomas: imagination and play
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18. Wounded by School, Kirsten Olson: ridiculous to let this go on
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19. Cognitive Surplus, Clay Shirky: tech + generosity, all we need we can find in each other
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20. Here Comes Everybody, Clay Shirky: new thinking about how things happen
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21. Reality is Broken, Jane McGonigal: bring the best of a good game into daily life – participate wholeheartedly
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22. The Big Picture, Ed is Everyone’s Business, Dennis Littky: the Met, going 11 years strong
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23. Mindfulness, Ellen Langer: focus on outcome creates mindlessness, prejudice decreases as discrimination increases
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24. What Tech Wants, Kevin Kelly: tech want s to free us up to be us, wants to connect us
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25. Playful World (& blog: The Human Network), Mark Pesce:
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26. The Meaning of It All, Richard Feynman
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27. The New Brain, Richard Restak
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28. Poke the Box, Seth Godin  (written for the Domino Project)
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29. Do the Work, Steven Pressfield  (written for the Domino Project)
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30. The War of Art,   Steven Pressfield– maybe start here… and read it between each book
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31. Unschooling Rules, Clark Aldrich – then  here…
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32. Democratic Education, Yaacov Hecht – or here…
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33. John Dewey’s How We Think – holy cow or here…
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34. Education & the Significance of Life, Jiddu Krishnamurti – totally here.. would love permission to rewrite this
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35. Knowing Knowledge, George Siemens – reading it now, wish I had a hard copy
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36. Blessed Unrest, Paul Hawken – Will Richardson recommend
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focusing fall 2011

37. At Work with Thomas Edison, Blaine McCormick – explains the culture we are trying to build at the be you house.

thomas jefferson education  – video.

38. Deschooling Society, Ivan Illich – succinctly describes why we need to respectfully question how we spend our days
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39. Tools for Conviviality, Ivan Illich – continuation of 38, spells out how mindless we have become
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40. Peripheral Visions, Mary Catherin Bateson – learning along the way
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41. We Are All Weird, Seth Godin – the new normal, the myth of the mass and the end of compliance
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42. Program or Be Programmed, Douglas Rushkoff
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43. Uncertainty, Jonathan Fields – turning fear and doubt into fuel for brilliance
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44. Now You See It, Cathy Davidson – getting outside of your own mind, so your not missing things that matter
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45. Walk Out, Walk On, Margaret Wheatley, Deborah Frieze – global mesh, global be you
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46. Orbiting the Giant Hairball –  Gordon MacKenzie – fostering creative genius
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47. Start With Why, Simon Sinek – why builds a culture rather than relying on controls
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48. Quiet, Susan Cain –  the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking
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49. One Page at a Time, Phill Pappas, getting through college with adhd, but good on so many other levels..
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50. The Innovative University, Clay Christensen
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51. Betterness, Umair Haque, economics for humans
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52. Finding the Sweet Spot, Dave Pollard
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53. Stop Killing Dreams, Seth Godin, what are schools for
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54. Net Smart, Howard Rheingold, how to thrive online
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55. For the Love of Cities, Peter Kageyama, great focus for enlivening a city, great insight
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56. Child in the City/Country, Colin Ward, Ward makes you notice things that matter (2 books)
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57. Death and Life of the Great American School, Diane Ravitch, unsettling
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58. The Triumph of the City, Edward Glaeser, great insight on urban vs rural – which is greener, unsettling on schools
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59. Smart Mobs, Howard Rheingold, on using tech to make a better us, doing more together
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60. Business Innovation Factory Model, Saul Kaplan, connected adjacency, the need for unlikely suspects mingling in the gray
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61. In the Bubble, John Thackara, design that matters
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62. Dare, Dream, Do, Whitney Johnson
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63. The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan Millman – here and now.
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64. Resumes are Dead, Norton Richie, more important that 4.0 or 2.0, did you notice the gorilla
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65. Speed of Trust, Stephen M.R. Covey, the one thing that changes everything
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66. Strategy, Leadership and the Soul, Jennifer Sertl, change that comes from the soul, because of the soul
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67. Theory U, Otto Scharmer, oh my..all of what we’re doing
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68. The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
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69. Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, Patrick Lencioni
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70. Honest Signals, Alex (Sandy) Pentland, how they shape us

71. Leap of Faith, Memoirs of an Unexpected Life, Queen Noor, how communication changes everything

72. 40 Alternatives to College, James Altucher

73. The Intention Economy, Doc Searls, ch 21 ff – our quiet revolution in public ed

74. Miss, Sir, Are You Mad?, Shirley Knotte, age 11

75. The Start Up of You, Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha  – rather than waiting for innovations to scale, let’s scale you

76. Better Than College, Blake Boles – we do have options

77. Be the Solution, Michael Strong & John Mackey – start up of you

78. One Size Does Not Fit All – A Student’s Assessment of School, Nikhil Goyal – listen deeply to student voice

79. Start Up Communities – Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City, Brad Feld – start up of city

80. Blah, Blah, Blah – What to Do When Words Don’t Work, Dan Roam – 75% of our sensory is visual – how to put form on flighty thinking

81. Too Big To Know, David Weinberger – difference between pyramid and network – foundation

82. Being Wrong, Kathryn Schulz

83. The Innovative University, Clay Christensen, Henry Eyring

84. Creating Innovators, Tony Wagner

85. How We Decide, & Imagine: How Creativity Works, Jonah Lehrer

86. Mindstorms, Seymour Papert

87. Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Tech Civilization, Parag & Ayesha Khanna, – TED book

88. Hold on to Your Kids, Gordon Neufeld, Gabor Mate – attachment & authenticity

89. A New Earth, Eckart Tolle – how do you know you’re doing what you’re supposed to, because you are

90. Beyond the Hole in the Wall, Sugata Mitra; Nicholas Negropante – self-organized learning

91. Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children, Lenore Skenazy

92. Make Your Idea Matter, Bernadette Jiwa

93. Mind Amplifier, Howard Rheingold

94. Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan – google guru

95. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative, Austin Kleon

96. Turning Pro, Steven Pressfield

97. Unschooling, Astra Taylor

98. Why School, Will Richardson, TED

99. 11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era, Nilofer Merchant

100. Icarus Deception, Seth Godin – most rational thing to do, irrational art

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following not on slidedeck:

101. Hunger Games series (hunger games, catching fire, mockingjay)- Suzanne Collins

102. Divergent series (divergent, insurgent, allegiant) – Veronica Roth

103. Escape from Childhood – John Holt

104. Lives of Passion School of Hope, Rick Posner – longitudinal report of self-directed learners, from 35 yr old – Open School

105. Small is Beautiful, EF Schumacher – economy as if people mattered

106. Don’t Go Back to School, Kio Stark

107. Free to Learn, Peter Gray

108. Hack Your Education, Dale Stephens

109. In Defense of Childhood, Chris Mercogliano – protecting kids’ inner wildness

110. The Starfish and The Spider, Ori Brafman & Rod Beckstrom – the unstoppable power of leaderless organizations

111. Practically Radical, Bill Taylor

112. The Connected Company, Dave Gray

113. Lesterland, Lawrence Lessig

114. Leaving to Learn, Elliot Washor & Charlie Mosjowski

115. After Summerhill, Hussein Lucas

116. Everywhere All the Time:  A New Deschooling Reader, Matt Hern – dang – history

117. Little Bets, Peter Sims (i haven’t yet read this.. was unschool mom recommend)

118. The Nature of the Future, Marina Gorbis

119. Life’s Operating Manual, Tom Shadyac

120. The Anti-Education Era, James Paul Gee

121. Choose Yourself, James Altucher

122. Present Shock, Douglas Rushkoff

123. Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo

124. Making Ideas Happen, Scott Belsky

125. The LeapYear Project, Victor Saad

126. Leading from the Emerging Future, Otto Scharmer, Katrin Kaufer

127. Rewire, Ethan Zuckerman

128. Everything is Miscellaneous, David Weinberger

129. The Silenced Majority, Amy Goodman

130. Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill

131. Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

132. Learning From the Voices in My Head, Eleanor Longden

133. Knowmad Society, John Moravec, et al

134. Smarter Than You Think, Clive Thompson

135. Radical Openness, Don Tapscott – Macrowikinomics, Wikinomics

136. Invent to Learn, Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager

137. Hope for the Flowers, Trina Paulus (1977ish)

138. The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein (1977ish)

139. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1977ish)

140. Tuesday’s With Morrie, For One More Day, Mitch Albom (2008ish)

141. The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs

142. The Legacy of John Holt, Pat Farenga, Kirsten Olson, Aaron Falbel, Jerry Mintz, …

143. Democracy at Work, Richard D. Wolff

144. Love Does, Bob Goff

145. Social Physics, Sandy Pentland

146. Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire (slow to the game, but oh – what perfect timing)

147. Natural Born Learners, Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko & Carlo Ricci

148. The Social Labs Revolution, Zaid Hassan

149. Sacred Economics, Charles Eisenstein

150. It’s Complicated, danah boyd

151. Networked, Barry Wellman and Lee Rainie

152. Against the Smart City, Adam Greenfield

153. Democratic Surround, Fred Turner

154. Silence, John Cage

155. The Zietgeist Movement Defined, Peter Joseph

156. The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, Charles Eisentein

157. Republic, Lost, Lawrence Lessig

158. The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The IoT, the Collab Commons, Jeremy Rifkin

159. Life, Animated, Ron Suskind

160. The People’s Platform, Astra Taylor

161. Declaration, (and Commonwealth), MultitudeMichael HardtAntonio Negri

162. Suburban Nation, Andrés Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberg, & Jeff Speck

163. Walkable City, Jeff Speck

164. If Mayors Ruled the World, Benjamin Barber

165. The Desktop Regulatory State, Kevin Carson

166. Deep Economy, Bill McKibben

167. No Place to Hide, Glenn Greenwald

168. The Art of Self-Directed Learning, Blake Boles

169. The Play Ethic, Pat Kane

170. The Terrorist’s Son, Zak Ebrahim

171. This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein

172. The Black Swan, Antifragile, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

173. The Filter Bubble, Eli Pariser

174. Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson

175. Profits over People, Noam Chomsky

176. From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond, David Bollier .. via id cubed

177. Nikhil‘s 2014 book list

178. The Monsters of Ed Tech, Audrey Watters

179. Daring Greatly, Brené Brown

180. Revolution, Russell Brand

181. You Are Not a Gadget, Jaron Lanier

182. A Path Appears, Nick Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

183. Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson

184. High Price, Carl Hart

185. A People’s History, Howard Zinn

186. The Art of Asking, Amanda Palmer

187. Chasing the Scream, Johann Hari

188. The Promise of Politics, Hannah Arendt (a re read)

189. The Utopia of Rules, Debt, David Graeber

190. It’s Your Turn, Seth Godin

191. The Autistic Brain, Temple Grandin

192. Change the Story, Change the Future, David Korten

193. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

194. Theory of Value, David Graeber

195. Weaving the Web, Tim Berners-Lee

196. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

197. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Psycopath Test, Jon Ronson

198. The Emperor of Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee

199. On the Move, MusicophiliaOliver Sacks

200. A Grief Observed, CS Lewis

201. Reclaiming Conversation, Sherry Turkle (also frustrat\ing)

202. The Boy Who Could Change the World, Aaron Swartz post compilation

203. H is for Hawk, Helen MacDonald

204. Drawing Blood, Molly Crabapple

205. EmergenceSteven Johnson

206. Causal Powers of Social Structures, Dave Elder-Vass (also frustrat\ing)

207. Instrumental, James Rhodes

208. Twitter and Tear Gas, Zeynep Tufekci

209. Radical Technologies, Adam Greenfield

210. Schools on Trial, Nikhil Goyal

211. Writing My Wrongs, Shaka Senghor

212. Whiplash, Joi Ito and Jeff Howe

213. With Liberty & Justice for Some, Glenn Greenwald

214. City of Thorns, Ben Rawlence

215. Postcapitalism, Paul Mason

216. Evicted, Matthew Desmond

217. How to kill a City, Peter Moskowitz

218. Imaginary Cities, Darran Anderson

219. The City Always Wins, Omar Robert Hamilton

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four books – recommended for practical nowness – esp in public ed

two books – recommended for global interconnectedness

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frustrat\ing books

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i’m dreaming of a dance

document everything

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books to read