Books to Read
I'm reading some incredible material these days, from diverse sources but unified in its ability to help me continue to develop as a personal and a professional. Here's a quick snapshot of some of the volumes that occupy my home and office "space" at the present moment:
The Story of My Experiments With Truth, by Mahatma Gandhi (autobiography of one of the 20th Century's most influential individuals)
Go Tell It on the Mountain, by James Baldwin (a classic work of literature from the 20th century)
On Becoming a Leader, by Warren Bennis (a modern classic by world's leading expert on leadership)
The Essential Drucker, by Peter Drucker (a collection of essential writings from the world's leading expert on management)
The World Is Flat, by Thomas Friedman (a bombshell of a book for understanding how rapid change has completely re-oriented the way individuals and organizations work and thrive)
The Fifth Discipline, Updated Edition, by Peter Senge (another modern classic that is a must-read for those intrigued by systems thinking)
I need a 25th hour in the day just for reading!
The ongoing challenge, of course, is applying the content of what I read to real-time needs and opportunities. I find I am constantly updating and refining my systems for how I increase my understanding, character and performance based on what I have read. Just as the gaining of knowledge never reaches a conclusion in this life, the process of such refinement knows no coda as well.
So what are you reading these days? I'm afraid to ask this question, because it could very well prompt me to buy even more books...