Books, 2010

In 2010 I finished 40 books.  Here they are. The initial number in parentheses is a rating from 1-10.

2010 Goal: 40 BOOKS

  1. (8) Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction – Thomas K. McCraw
  2. (6) The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict – Arbinger Institute
  3. (9) Makers – Cory Doctorow
  4. (6) Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World – Vali Nasr
  5. (6) A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present – Howard Zinn
  6. (9) What Does China Think? – Mark Leonard
  7. (10) Daemon – Daniel Suarez
  8. (8) Code: Version 2.0 – Lawrence Lessig
  9. (10) Science for Sale: The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism – Daniel S. Greenberg
  10. (6) A Testimonial to Grace: And Reflections on a Theological Journey – Avery Dulles
  11. (5) American Gods – Neil Gaiman
  12. (7) Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future – Cory Doctorow
  13. (8) How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization – Franklin Foer
  14. (10) Freedom (TM) – Daniel Suarez
  15. (6) Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy – Moises Naim
  16. (8) The Case for God – Karen Armstrong
  17. (10) Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. – Ron Chernow
  18. (6) The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life – James Martin
  19. (3) Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-Up to IPO on Your Terms – Jeffrey Bussgang
  20. (6) Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age – Viktor Mayer-Schonberger
  21. (6) Gandhi: Prisoner of Hope – Judith M. Brown
  22. (6) Schism and Continuity in an African Society: A Study of Ndembu Village Life – Victor Witter Turner
  23. (8) Galapagos at the Crossroads: Pirates, Biologists, Tourists, and Creationists Battle for Darwin’s Cradle of Evolution – Carol Ann Bassett
  24. (8) Confessions of an Economic Hitman – John Perkins
  25. (5) Let’s All Find Awesome Jobs – Kevin Fanning
  26. (8) Playing the Odds to Win Big in Business – Jeffrey Ma
  27. (6) Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
  28. (9) The Hidden Wealth of Nations – David Halpern
  29. (9) The Man Who Tried to Save the World: The Dangerous Life and Mysterious Disappearance of an American Hero – Scott Anderson
  30. (7) Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming – Peter Seibel
  31. (8) The Teeth of the Tiger – Tom Clancy
  32. (7) Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War – Andrew Bacevich
  33. (10) Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing – Adam Greenfield
  34. (5) Halting State – Charles Stross
  35. (8) Zeitoun – Dave Eggers
  36. (8) The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary – Eric S. Raymond
  37. (10) The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity – Richard Florida
  38. (10) Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power – Robert Kaplan
  39. (7) Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation – Steven Johnson
  40. (7) The Geopolitics of Emotion: How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation, and Hope are Reshaping the World – Dominique Moisi
  • Cameron Schaefer

    Very impressed with your reading list. Suarez, C.S. Lewis and Bacevich all have occupied my shelf in the past couple years and a few of the others are on my Amazon wishlist. “Where Good Ideas Come From” was a recent read that I found pretty interesting. If you liked Richard Florida you might try Daniel Pink, especially “A Whole New Mind.” I’ll have to add a few of your (10) rated books to my wishlist. Always enjoy finding others who 1) enjoy reading and 2) read a diverse field of books – makes for much more interesting conversations.

  • Thanks. Now send me your list? :) Will check out Daniel Pink, thanks.

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