Wednesday, November 12, 2014

(I'm still alive)

This has been a busy semester for me, and I haven't been able to review the books I've been reading. But that doesn't mean I haven't been reading.

In fact, I have been reading books that range from simple to complex, from social psychology to business, from economics to autopoesis, from entrepreneurship to ethnographic methodology. At this point, I am over a dozen books behind on my blogging. Will all of these books get a review? Probably not. But I hope to get to a big chunk of them soon—probably during Christmas vacation.

In the meantime, here's some of the books in the pipeline:

Practical Ethnography: A Guide to Doing Ethnography in the Private Sector
by Sam Ladner

The Social Psychology of Organizing
by Karl E Weick

The Theory of Economic Development: An Inquiry into Profits, Capital, Credit, Interest, and the Business Cycle
by Joseph A. Schumpeter

Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy
by Joseph A. Schumpeter

The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company
by Steve Blank

The Four Steps to the Epiphany
by Steve Blank

Value Migration: How to Think Several Moves Ahead of the Competition
by Adrian J. Slywotzky

Innovation Prowess: Leadership Strategies for Accelerating Growth
by George S. Day

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
by Alexander Osterwalder

Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want
by Alexander Osterwalder

The New Business Road Test: What entrepreneurs and executives should do before writing a business plan
By John Mullins

Entrepreneur's Toolkit: Tools and Techniques to Launch and Grow Your New Business
By Harvard Business School Press

Tree of Knowledge
By Humberto R. Maturana and Francisco J. Varela

Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers
by Geoffrey A. Moore

In other news, Amazon is making a lot of money from me.