Books that change your way of thinking
>7 Habits of Highly Effective People, S. Covey
>The 5th Discipline (of course)
>Man's Search for Meaning, V. Frankl
>Debbie Gunther <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I do this with my Master of Philosophy students at our first meetings. The
best argued exposition was for a book called Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby,
which is the memoirs of a thritysomething soccer (Arsenal) fan and worked
as great therapy for a sports-obsessed intelligent individual whao had not
quite known why he carried such blind attachment to a soccer team.
This is what I would contribute and why:
Zen & the art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig (philosophy of quality)
The Old Man & the Sea, Ernest Hemingway (how to write well)
Mansfield Park, Jane Austen (how to structure well)
Built to Last, Porras & Collins (best business book this year)
The Virtual Corporation, Davidow & Malone (ditto 1994)
Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco;
By Grand Central Station I sat down and wept, Elizabeth Smart;
Secret history, Donna Tartt (mental workout)
Who or what is "Ishmael", Debbie?
I'm interested that Covey was listed. I find Covey very clever in doing what
he did in precisely the way he did it. He reminds me of the Monkees, if
anyone is old enough to remember them.
Are we allowed to be critical?
-- John Peters Editor, The Learning Organisation Journal, Buckingham, England john peters (email@example.com)