[always under construction]
I read many books and this page aims at recommending some books that you may be interested in from various disciplines. These are books that highly influenced me.
See Dan’s great presentation at TED for a good comprehension of his good work!
Richard Thaler at Authors@google
Taleb’s presentation at POPTECH 2005
Denationalization of Money — F. A. Hayek
Get a copy here
Good luck finding the book… it’s very rare but your local or university library might carry it!
*Brilliant documentary of the Ascent of Money also available on PBS or Google Video (There are six parts to the documentary)
Read a great book review by Nassim Taleb “Mandelbrot Makes Sense: A Book Review Essay”.
To have an idea of what the book of Mandelbrot is about, see this video documentary produced by PBS on Fractal Geometry. Mandelbrot believes that studying finance with the help of fractal geometry can help us have a further understanding of financial markets.
Warren Buffet: A Tribute to Benjamin Graham (a short presentation)
Watch this documentary on the invention of the Black and Scholes formula and the creation of Long-Term Capital Management.
The business book section will mostly concern books that can improve daily management of a company such as presentation, design principles, psychology, etc. Some of the books are not specific to business per se but good in terms of improving management consciousness on various subjects (i.e. arts, civilization history,etc) that are beyond traditional business thinking.
Short introduction to the book (from the DVD)
Garr Reynolds’ presentation at Google Talk
See another presentation at Duarte Design about is book “Prezentation Zen: Presenting Naked”
I had Garr as a professor when I studied at Kansai Gaidai in Japan. He was probably the most influential professor I ever had. He thought me more than just presentation. He introduced me to TED, Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki, Duarte Design, how to differentiate yourself, etc. I highly suggest you to follow his excellent blog Presentation Zen. You will become a much better presenter just by visiting his blog. Trust me on this one.
A book brief video
See a presentation of Dan Roam at Google Talk about his book
A Short Story of Nearly Everything — Bill Bryson (get the illustrated edition!)
See Benjamin Zander’s superb presentation at PopTech
I urge you to follow Mitch Joel’s blog if you want to know everything about social media / marketing.
See this video for what Six Pixels is all about.
Watch a presentation by Jason Fried at TED why work does not happen at work (a topic of the book)
Why a sport book? Many consider this the best book ever written about any sports. Ken Dryden was the famous Montreal Canadiens goaltender in the 70s. He won six Stanley Cups in eight years playing with the club. Beside being a goaltender, he was also an intellectual. Hence, he wrote this excellent book in the 1982 on the game of hockey but also on what makes a good team. This book must be read all business managers. You can learn a lot from what goes on in a locker room!
Interview with Guy Kawasaki chatting about his book