Readers gathered to talk books at the Association for Communication Excellence June 15 in St. Louis.
#1 recommendation — The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity by Richard Florida, 2010
Other books recommended by the session leaders
Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst “Best” Practices of Business Today by Susan Scott, 2009
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin, 2010
The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison, 2010
Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, 2010
The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life by Richard Florida, 2003
Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business by Erik Qualman, 2009
World Wide Rave: Creating Triggers that Get Millions of People to Spread Your Ideas and Share Your Stories by David Meerman Scott, 2009
What those attending the session are reading or recommend
Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk, 2009
The Death of Distance: How the Communications Revolution Is Changing our Lives by Frances Cairncross, 2001
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynn Truss, 2006
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and Reg Keeland, 2009
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain Revised and Expanded Edition by Oliver Sacks, 2008
The Sea Runners by Ivan Doig, 2006
Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University by Mark Kramer and Wendy Call, 2007
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell, 2002
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan, 2006
Looking forward to new books
Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky, was released June 10. He is the author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, 2009.
David Weinberger is working on a book. He is the author of The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual, 2000.