A Literacy of the Imagination

a deeper look at innovation through the lenses of media, technology, venture investment and hyperculture

Here's a shortlist of books that have greatly influenced my life and work:

"The Greek Concept of Justice" by Eric A. Havelock

"The Critical Reader, Thinker and Writer" by W. Ross Winterowd and Geoffrey R. Winterowd

"Revolution in Poetic Language" by Julia Kristeva

"A Pattern Language" by Murray Silverstein

"Hadji Murad" by Leo Tolstoy

"The Nature of Mind" by David M. Rosenthal

"Consciousness Explained" by Daniel C. Dennett

"Boundaries and Relationships - Knowing, Protecting & Enjoying the Self" by Charles L. Whitfield

"Handbook of Research and Techniques For Studying Virtual Communities: Paradigms and Phenomena" by Kai Pata

"Thus Spake Zarathustra" by Friedrich Nietzsche

"Entrepreneurial Transitions" by Roy F. Cammarano

"Collective Intelligence" by Pierre Levy

"The Systems Approach" by C. West Churchman

"Handbook for the New Paradigm" by George Green

"The Masks of God - Creative Mythology" by Joseph Campbell

"The Merchant Bankers" by Joseph Wechsberg

"The Quark and the Jaguar" by Murray Gell-Mann

"Matter and Consciousness" by Paul M. Churchland

"The History of Forgetting" Norman S. Klein

"Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles MacKay

"Induced Investment and Business Cycles" by Hyman P. Minsky

"Cultures and Organizations - Software of the Mind" by Geert Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede and Michael Minkov

"First, Break All the Rules" by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

"From Cell to Clone" by Margery and Howard Facklam

"More Than Good Intentions" by Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel

"The Captive Mind" by Czeslaw Milosz

"Desolation Angels" by Jack Kerouac

"Philosophy of Physics" by Lawrence Sklar

"The Pursuit of WOW!" by Tom Peters

"Innovation at the Speed of Laughter" by John Sweeney

"The Grand Design" by Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow

"Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals" by Immanuel Kant

"Experience and Judgment" by Edmund Husserl

"The Economics of Welfare" by Arthur Cecil Pigou

"The Passions and the Interests" by Albert Hirschman

"Timequake" by Kurt Vonnegut

"Amerika" by Franz Kafka