“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
I have always loved books. Recently my book collection has focused more on the professional and academic books mainly because of my work and research (although I love different kinds of art books and classic novels as well), and here's some of my favourites at the moment:
Hamel, G. 2012. What Matters Now. How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation.
I just finished reading this one, and I was enjoying it. A very good and easy-to-read management book. And Gary Hamel...well, he's one of the most influential business thinkers so good to find out what he thinks and wants to say.
Uhl-Bien, M. & Ospina, S.M. 2012. Advancing Relational Leadership Research. A Dialogue Among Perspectives.
A good book and dialogue between different researchers and theories on social constructionism and relational leadership. This book travels everywhere with me at the moment.
Rehn, A. 2010. Dangerous Ideas. When Provocative Thinking Becomes Your Most Valuable Asset.
A joy to read! This book gives a fresh perspective on creativity and innovation in business. If you want to know more about Alf Rehn, a Finnish management professor, visit his website: www.alfrehn.com
Olson, E.E. & Eoyang, G.H. 2001. Facilitating Organisation Change. Lessons from Complexity Science.
This book just makes so much sense. Complexity theory written in a practical and comprehensive way. Love it!
Pierce, W.B. 2007. Making Social Worlds. A Communicative Perspective.
My all time favourite! I can just read it over and over again and there's always some new insights to be found. In my opinion, world would be such a better place if everyone read this book.
These are just some of my gems at the moment. What would you recommend?