An answer to A Frequent question: What are you reading?

Some time ago, in response to a frequent question "What are you reading?", I decided to simply keep a running list. So, in my continuous self-study, I put on top the book I'm currently reading and allow the oldest one to drop away, thereby keeping the list to not more than 20. The list below covers a period of about 18 months. Because I am so curious about so many things and I love to consider the intersection of ideas, this diverse and ever-changing list provides me many insights, including a meta-view of current influences.



Changing Conversation in Organizations: A Complexity Approach to Change

 Patricia Shaw



Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Building Cooperative Capacity

 Frank Barrett and Ron Fry


Appreciative Team Building: Positive Questions to Bring Out the Best of Your Team

 Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom, Jay Cherney, & Ron Fry


What Kind of World Do You Want

Jim Lord with Pam McAllister


The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By

Carol S. Pearson


The People's History of the United States

Howard Zinn


On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

Parker J. Palmer


Your Change Blueprint: How to Design and Deliver an AI Summit 

 Michelle McQuaid & David Cooperrider


Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World...and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Hans Rosling

The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources

Lynne Twist

Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement

Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres


Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development

David Kolb

Practice Makes Purpose: Six Spiritual Practices That Will Change Your Life and Transform Your Community

C. Paul Schroeder


The Essentials of Theory U: Core Principles and Applications

C. Otto Scharmer


So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo


Appreciative Inquiry Change at the Speed of Imagination

Jane Magruder Watkins, Bernard J. Mohr, Ralph Kelly


Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond


Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change

Orem, Binkert, and Clancy


Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness & Well Being

Martin E.P. Seligman


Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People

William L. Iggiagruk Hensley