Books I've read 2008-2009

A Listmania! list by Phillip Jackson
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The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash
1.  The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash by Charles R. Morris
The list author says:
  "Good book Written BEFORE the crash of 2008.  Explains what got us here.  Even he  underestimates the problem I think. But I liked reading something that wasn't using a review mirror"
$16.95
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
2.  The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson
The list author says:
  "it's just okay.  Chases too many rabbits and not enough on core"
$20.46   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (296 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics
3.  Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics by Henry Hazlitt
The list author says:
  "I like to read things that stand the test of time.  This is one of them"
$8.46   Used & New from: $0.69
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (487 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Last Lecture
4.  The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
The list author says:
  "Book that helps keep things in perspective.  I think almost everyone is familiar with"
$16.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,019 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
5.  Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin
The list author says:
  "Disappointed I couldn't join one of Seth's Tribes but is about web 2.0 type stuff."
$11.85   Used & New from: $2.51
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (405 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
6.  The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin
$9.80   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (341 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing out of Sync?
7.  Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing out of Sync? by Seth Godin
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Small Is the New Big: and 183 Other Riffs, Rants, and Remarkable Business Ideas
8.  Small Is the New Big: and 183 Other Riffs, Rants, and Remarkable Business Ideas by Seth Godin
The list author says:
  "First Godin Book and still favorite"
$20.17   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Free Prize Inside / Purple Cow
9.  Free Prize Inside / Purple Cow by Seth Godin
Used & New from: $2.96
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (240 customer reviews)

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The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon's Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness
10.  The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon's Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness by Steven K. Scott
The list author says:
  "Importance of Diligence in one's life.  Little disappointed not enough focus on the "religious" parts of Solomon"
$14.65   Used & New from: $5.08
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (251 customer reviews)

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
11.  The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
The list author says:
  "Hated this book.  Thought it was all about outsourcing your life and doing NOTHING with it"
$22.46   Used & New from: $11.68
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,291 customer reviews) | 14 customer discussions

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
12.  Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
The list author says:
  "Great Book. Now if I could just do a better job of implementing but work life has changed as a result"
$8.88   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,317 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
13.  Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler
The list author says:
  "The power of the "default" option.."
$23.04   Used & New from: $0.73
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (302 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
14.  Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
The list author says:
  "Why will you not sell your super bowl ticket once it's in hand, and other behavior that doesn't make sense."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (751 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
15.  The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow
The list author says:
  "Random theory. Some of this was a little over my head but good stuff nonetheless"
Used & New from: $2.06
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (294 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies
16.  Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Li
The list author says:
  "From Forrester so it's kind of "corporate" but it is about social media and I think corporate needs to start getting it or get left behind"
Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

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Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
17.  Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Anthony D. Williams
The list author says:
  "Didn't like it as I thought there wasn't a lot new here."
Used & New from: $1.59
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

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The Wisdom of Crowds
18.  The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
The list author says:
  "really good book that changed my idea of collective intelligence"
$10.74   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
19.  Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman
The list author says:
  "Another oldie but goodie. He couldn't see the internet age in this book but caters to my disdain for most televison"
$10.87   Used & New from: $4.88
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (273 customer reviews)

Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life
20.  Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life by Alan Deutschman
The list author says:
  "Expansion of a fast company article.  Is it possible to change? If so how?  Spoiler Alert: mainly though accountability"
$11.32   Used & New from: $0.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
21.  When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management by Roger Lowenstein
The list author says:
  "Great book on "eggheads" who think they are smarter than everyone else.  Sometimes we should stick with the basics"
$9.28   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (331 customer reviews)

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
22.  The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A. J. Jacobs
The list author says:
  "Non Believers quest to live out the Bible in a literal sense.  I thought it was interesting to see from someone who didn't and still doesn't believe"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (939 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith
23.  Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell
The list author says:
  "While I didn't agree with a lot of this book it really challenged my believes on things"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (481 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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1776
24.  1776 by David G. McCullough
The list author says:
  "Little too long for me but yet it's obvious this country was built on and by special people"
$11.56   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,213 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989
25.  Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989 by Michael R. Beschloss
The list author says:
  "Only time will be able to judge how presidents did because at the time almost all had their share of controversy."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

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The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization
26.  The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization by Jonathan Littman
The list author says:
  "IDEO is a really neat company. But the book didn't ever really resonate with me."
$19.83   Used & New from: $4.26
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart
27.  Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart by Ian Ayres
The list author says:
  "All about Business Analytics and how geeks can solve all the worlds problems.   I liked it but wonder really how many times people can get the correct inputs?"
Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)

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Winning
28.  Winning by Jack Welch
The list author says:
  "What you would expect from Welch.  Not bad but very old school thinking"
Used & New from: $2.62
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews)

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The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture
29.  The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture by John Battelle
The list author says:
  "One of my favorites.  How quickly we forget what life was like Pre-google."
Used & New from: $1.52
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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On Intelligence
30.  On Intelligence by Sandra Blakeslee
The list author says:
  "From the guy who invented the palm trying to rewrite the "book" on AI.  Not bad, little to much information on the brain b/c it doesn't interest me as much as it does the author"
$10.23   Used & New from: $0.18
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews)

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
31.  The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
The list author says:
  "I liked it.  Galdwell does a good job of trying to come up with what makes things go."
$13.14   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,838 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
32.  Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
The list author says:
  "I didn't like this book as I thought it was too much "follow your gut"  Not sure I even finished it."
$13.15   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,947 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
33.  Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath
The list author says:
  "I've referred to this book several times when trying to figure out how to make an idea memorable"
$18.05   Used & New from: $2.15
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (698 customer reviews)

For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of  Women
34.  For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women by Shaunti Feldhahn
The list author says:
  "Great book for trying to understand a wife.  I listened to part of this book with my wife and asked her "is this really how you think" when she just laughed I knew I should pay attention"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (262 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance
35.  Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance by Marcus Buckingham
The list author says:
  "I like the idea of Focusing on people's strengths and should be done more.  However, in practice I think this book isn't really something people could do and was just a "popular" management book."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Crashing Through: The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See
36.  Crashing Through: The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See by Robert Kurson
The list author says:
  "Fantastic.  This author is great at story telling true story of a guy who was blind all his life and his journey to sight"
$12.01   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)

Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
37.  Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson
The list author says:
  "just amazing story but not a lot of life lessons in it also see Crashing through from same author"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (626 customer reviews)

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
38.  Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
The list author says:
  "Very educational, honestly had no idea what happened when people donated their body to science."
$9.90   Used & New from: $1.11
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,018 customer reviews)

How to Win Friends & Influence People
39.  How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The list author says:
  "Under the heading there's nothing new under the Sun these tactics still work today."
$9.60   Used & New from: $3.30
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,602 customer reviews)

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