On My Bookshelf

Gamestorming by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, and James Macanufo

Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration by Keith Sawyer

How to Thrive in the Next Economy by John Thackara

Eat Like a Fish by Bren Smith

More than 50 Ways to Build Team Consensus by R. Bruce Williams

Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace by Gordon MacKenzie

Seeing What Others Don't by Gary Klein

 

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science & Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

The Art of the Focused Conversation: 100 Ways to Access Group Wisdom in the Workplace by Brian Stanfield

The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design by IDEO.org

 

Weird Ideas that Work: How to Build a Creative Company by Robert Sutton

“…Let us go,” we said, “into the Sea of Cortez, realizing that we become forever a part of it; that our rubber boots slogging through a flat of eel-grass, that the rocks we turn over in a tide pool, make us truly and permanently a factor in the ecology of the region. We shall take something away from it, but we shall leave something too.” And if we seem a small factor in a huge pattern, nevertheless it is of relative importance. We take a tiny colony of soft corals from a rock in a little water world. And that isn’t terribly important to the tide pool. Fifty miles away the shrimp boats are dredging with overlapping scoops, bringing up tons of shrimps, rapidly destroying the species so that it may never come back, and with the species destroying the ecological balance of the whole region. That isn’t very important in the world. And thousands of miles away the great bombs are falling and the stars are not moved thereby. None of it is important or all of it is.

John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez