Books I often reference in the course of development work:
Leadership and the New Science
Margaret Wheatley. Expands our thinking about people and organisations into rich new terrain. Quantum science and business.
Good to Great
Jim Collins. Why some companies make the leap … and others don’t. Empirically uncovers principles for building enduring greatness.
A Theory of Everything
Ken Wilber. Deep integrative thinking, memes of consciousness, holons.
Neurosis and Human Growth
Karen Horney, M.D. Self knowledge is a means of liberating forces of spontaneous growth. Describes alienation from self, externalisation and the tyranny of the should.
Richard Wilhelm translation. Learn to access your intuition using contemplative wisdom.
The Power of Myth and
The Hero with 1000 Faces
Joseph Campbell. The worlds wisdom traditions as metaphors offer deep insight into human experience.
The Way of the Owl
Frank Rivers. Succeed with integrity in a conflicted world.
Tipping Point / Outliers / Blink
Malcolm Gladwell. Incremental changes that tip the balance. Why it takes 10,000 hours.
The Artists Way
Julia Cameron. Discover the morning pages and your latent creativity.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Betty Edwards. Learn to ‘see’ with your artists eye.
Ricardo Semler. Be inspired to experiment, but don’t expect to copy.
The Sacred Balance
David Suzuki. Rediscover our place in nature.
Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Doestoyevsky. Dark, psychological journey into redemption. An archetypal Heroes cycle. Read the classics!