It's always exciting when my new books ship. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed reading a kindle copy of a book. Maybe it's my generation or habits as a result of being born into my generation. All I know is that I enjoy the paperback experience.
These four books hit my mail this week.
- Business Adventures, by John Brooks - I heard about this while following the Berkshire Annual Meeting. This WSJ blog post titled 11 Picks from Warren Buffett’s Bookshelf had it listed as #1
- The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield - I heard about this from listening to Seth Godin interview on Tim Feriss' Four Hour Work Week podcast while driving to Harvard Business School (Feb this year).
- The Four Little Dragons, by Ezra F. Vogel - While at HBS, I met Efosa Ojomo who hosted a Market-Creating Innovation Workshop at the Africa Business Conference. I would connect with Efosa after the session, and he recommended this book.
- The Innovator's Dilemma, by Clayton M. Christensen - And still on the topic of HBS, my psyche has been
crushing onlooking forward to meeting Jason for some five months now. While bingeing on TED talks two or three weekends ago, I happened on this article were Jason had a conversation with Clay Christensen, the innovation guru whom I was privileged to listen to live at this year's HBS ABC conference.
Book reviews take quite some discipline, but are usually worth it. I'll do well to review these books as I go. The last I reviewed was Whatever you think, Think the Opposite by Paul Arden, and that's the most viewed post on my blog, still getting hits to this very day.
What are people reading these days? Are book clubs still a thing? I wonder.