Here’s a DC-related hitlist for the first part of 2019… images link to Amazon UK.
The Invisible Killer: The Rising Global Threat of Air Pollution – and How We can Fight Back – Garry Fuller
A gift from Sharky. Necessary reading for someone living in Jakarta. Or anywhere.
The Inevitable – Kevin Kelly
See also WtF? Technology and You. KK is great at describing big picture trends, and this is good so far. Definitely generative reading.
This is Marketing – Seth Godin
Seth has written and produced so much helpful stuff centred (increasingly) around doing ‘work that matters for people who care.’ This is his first book for five years or so, and he describes it as a distillation of the most important things he knows about marketing.
See also my series of posts on the Boostrapper’s Workshop for Non-Profits and The Marketing Seminar.
Execution: The Discipline of Getting things Done – Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
Apparently a classic which will help me get things done.
The 4 Disciplines of Execution – Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling
Recommended by a good friend who does business growth for a living. This is also going to help me get things done.
Leveraged Learning – Danny Iny
A jumping off point for thinking about the challenges and opportunities in education today.
Forgotten Wars – The End of Britain’s Asian Empire – Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper
More for the Hinterland… I found the prequel to this hugely enriching to my understanding of SE Asia. This was a Christmas present a year ago, and I owe it time this year.
Defeat Into Victory – William Slim
Slim played an important part in the history described above – he’s an interesting guy and a great case study. This is a book to enrich (i.e. network with) Forgotten Wars – and vice-versa.
The Daily Drucker – Peter Drucker
Drucker is excellent. I’ll be dipping in and out of this throughout the year.