Today I put a call out to my contacts on Twitter (my Tweeps? ugh hate that word) to find out what non-fiction books they would recommend. Below is what they came up with (as much to share with others as to help me remember). Any descriptive comments below are from friends – I haven’t read these yet, so I can’t comment.
- Grown Up Digital by Don Tapscott
Explains the generation gap (or at least this one).
- The Red Queen: Sex and Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley
- Night by Eli Wiesel.
Holocaust story of one person’s journey through the hell that was the nazi regime. Well written and bruitally honest, keeps the respect level for our freedom high
- Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Story of a mountaineer turned humanitarian and proof that one determined person can make a difference
why the power of the crowd is driving the future of business
Think big and kick ass! (plenty of great stories)
- The Dip – Seth Godin
a short book, I think very helpful in deciding which opportunities are worth pursuing / sticking to….
- Soldiers Made Me Look Good – Lew MacKenzie
Think the truth about the Canadian Millitary and the UN. It’s a very interesting read, full of funny stories and anecdotes.
- Blink, The Tipping Point or Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
“Absolutely fascinating”, “just for commentary on society’s psyche”
- Big Bang, Code Book, and Fermat’s Enigma by Simon Singh
- Salt by Mark Kurlansky
- A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage.
These are all focused history books, and are very light reading
A nice selection of books, all told. Time to do some shopping!