Innovation Inspiration: 10 Inspiring Reads for the Vacation

23 Aug 2012|Added Value

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Whether you’re taking off for the summer, or enjoying a break in your winter warmers, how about some reads to refresh your mind?

Eli Pariser – The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You
How the rise of personalization on the Internet is controlling – and limiting – the information we consume.

Jaron Lanier – You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto
A Silicon Valley guru looks back over the first 20 years of the web and demonstrates how our lives have been transformed – for better or for worse.

Ayesha and Parag Khanna – Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization
From someone whom Esquire magazine calls one of the 75 people who will influence the 21st century, the idea that we are rapidly moving from co-existence with technology to co-evolution with it – and what that means.

Jonah Lehrer – Imagine
A corporate topic of the moment – how creativity is not purely innate, but is a skill that can be learned.

Daniel Kahneman – Thinking, Fast And Slow
Behavioral economics is hot, and in this book one of its pioneers will help you understand the difference between fast, intuitive thought and more reflective thinking – and when you can and can’t trust your intuition.

Simon Sinek – Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
And check out this TED talk about how leadership inspires action here.

Guy Kawasaki – Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions
In contrast to a process-driven philosophy, Kawasaki argues that being likeable, trustworthy, and having a great cause are the keys to enchanting customers and followers.

Martin Lindstrom – Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy
Lindstrom highlights marketing pitfalls to avoid in a world of ultimate transparency.

Neil MacGregor – A History of the World in 100 Objects
And in case you haven’t caught this book, a kaleidoscopic history of humanity told through things we have made, by the Director of the British Museum.

If you’re stuck in the office over the summer and you’d like to discuss how Added Value can help with your growth challenges, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Written by Jonathan Hall, Managing Director Added Value Cheskin

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