Reading List

This page has been added to keep track of some of the titles that I am reading:

Calendar Year 2018

Currently Reading

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn

Hearing God’s Voice by Henry and Richard Blackaby

Selected works of James Baldwin (currently searching for these titles):

       Nobody Knows My Name

       Nothing Personal (with Richard Avedon)

       Blues for Mister Charley

The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore
by Michele Wucker, St. Martin’s Press (hold)

Finished Reading

May 2018

Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward

April 2018

Mistakes Were Made (but not by me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson

March 2018

Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney

February 2018

I’ve Been Thinking… by Maria Shriver [I’m a reviewer and team member for The Book Launch Team.] The release date for Maria’s new book is February 27, 2018. Check it out at  http://amzn.to/2BXcteO

Josephine Baker by Jose-Luis Bocquet and Catel Muller
In Disguise!: Undercover with Real Women Spies by Ryan Ann Hunter and Jeanette Little
Jazz Age Josephine: Dancer, singer–who’s that, who? Why, That’s Miss Josephine Baker, to you! by Jonah Winter and Marjorie Priceman
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson

Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe by Matthew Pratt Guterl

January 2018

One Day When I Was Lost (A Scenario) by James Baldwin

Calendar Year 2017

December 2017

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

November 2017

Ask Outrageously! The Secret To Getting What You Really Want by Linda Byars Swindling

October 2017

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

September 2017

Another Country by James Baldwin

The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital Era by Amy Blankson

Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System by Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD

August 2017

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of An American Family by Ezekiel J. Emanuel

The Evidence of Things Not Seen by James Baldwin

July 2017

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

All the Summer Girls by Meg Donahue

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Conversations with James Baldwin, edited by Fred L. Standley and Louis H. Pratt

Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose by Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli

June 2017

No Name in the Street by James Baldwin

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

The Psychology of Stereotype and Social Identity Threat by Claude M. Steele, Steven J. Spencer, and Joshua Aronson in Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 34, 2002.

The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings by James Baldwin and edited by Randall Kenan

The Medici Effect: What Elephants & Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation by Frans Johansson

Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems by James Baldwin

The Amen Corner by James Baldwin

May 2017

The Girl From Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux

Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

I am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin and Raoul Peck (editor/author)

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers who Changed History by Sam Maggs

The Bertie Project by Alexander McCall Smith

April 2017

The Connected Business, a special report for the Financial Times, April 2017

An incumbent’s guide to digital disruption, by Chris Bradley and Clayton O’Toole for The McKinsey Quarterly, May 2016

Having a Mary Spirit: Allowing God to Change us From the Inside Out by Joanna Christian

Fluke: The Math & Myth of Coincidence by Joseph Mazur

March 2017

This Article Won’t Change Your Mind:  The facts on why facts alone can’t fight false beliefs, a feature article for the Atlantic Magazine, March

How to Raise Confident Girls by Elena Favilli

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

February 2017

The Jobs Americans Do, a special for New York Times Magazine, February 23, 2017

Leadership by John Stott : Contending With Group Image

Video: Cern’s data expert on how to get the most from your company’s big data [Manuel Martin Marquez, lead data scientist at Cern, on how the research lab is using machine learning to mine value from the huge amounts of data it generates]

January 2017

Women in the Workplace 2016: A Comprehensive Study of Women in Corporate America by the LeanIn.org  and McKinsey & Company

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer

Hospitality: God’s Call to Compassion by Patty Pell

Joe Biden: ‘I Wish to Hell I’d Just Kept Saying the Exact Same Thing’, The vice president looks back and forward, by Jonathan Alterjan for the New York Times Magazine, January 17, 2017

Tech Connect: The Future Issue (January 2017), Arizona’s  Technology Magazine

Falcons, Drones, Data: A Winery Battles Climate Change (a feature story by the New York Times), January 4, 2017

Calendar Year 2016

December 2016

“Why the white working class feels like they’ve lost it all, according to a political scientist”, An interview with Justin Gest, author of The New Minority, by Sean Illing for Vox

“I’m a big believer in chaos”,  Ta-Nehisi Coates on Obama, Trump, atheism, and becoming the guy “white people read to show they know something.” Interviewed by Ezra Klein of Vox on Decemb er 19, 2016 [Also listened to the podcast on Sound Cloud.]

I am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude That Makes the Difference, by Thom S. Rainer

Three Flow Killers, an e-book from IBM

How to Hide $400 Million by Nicholas Confessore (a short story that appeared in the New York Times Magazine on November 30, 2016)

November 2016

Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

The Seven Deadly Sins of American Politics by staffers at OZY

October 2016

The State of Latino Arizona 2016 by David R. Garcia, Associate Professor Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Arizona State University, and Anabel Aportela, Director of Research and Evaluation Center for Student Achievement, with Robert Vagl and Larissa Galas of Arizona State University

Paper: Six Essential Business Skills That Define PM Leaders by TwentyEight Strategy Execution

September 2016

Mentors Across America from the Business Journal (Advice and mentoring experiences from 400 women across 40 cities nationwide.)

Slipstream Time Hacking by Benjamin Hardy

The Black Women Executives Research Initiative Revisited (A Report by the Executive Leadership Council’s Institute for Leadership Development and Research.

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent

August 2016

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Adam McCall Smith

2016 Deloitte Impact Survey – Building Leadership Skills Through Volunteerism

July 2016Mission Possible: Your Cognitive Future in Government

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Behind the Scenes by Judi Dench

Mission Possible: Your Cognitive Future in Government

Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think by John L Esposito

Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids’ Letters to the First Pets by Hillary Rodham Clinton

June 2016

Pepsi CEO: Break With the Past, and Don’t Play Too Nice – Six management tips from Indra Nooyi (pre-recorded video from a View From The Top event at Stanford Graduate Business School on March 10, 2016)

Bernie by Ted Rall

Koch Brothers Exposed by Robert Greenwood and Brave New Foundation (this is actually a two-hour documentary film)

Iowa Communications Network (ICN) Case Study

Everything As-A-Service by The Center for Digital Government

The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson

May 2016

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

King Lear by William Shakespeare

The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump

Othello by William Shapespeare

It Takes A Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Crippled America : How to Make America Great Again by Donald J. Trump

Big Data: What Is It?, a series of articles in the March 2016 issue of Chemical Engineering Progress

April 2016

A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America, by Senator Ted Cruz

Walking with the wind : a memoir of the movement, by Congressman John Lewis

Decision-Focused Research for Association Executives: How to Get the Information You Really Need, an E-Book from Tecker International (2016)

SWE Oral History Project: Patricia Brown L. Brown ( Transcript of Interview Date: April 16, 2003)

March 2016

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntoxh (this article first appeared in Peace and Freedom Magazine, July/August, 1989, pp. 10-12, a publication of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Philadelphia, PA.)

Gifted Hands by Benjamin Carson

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The High Cost of Low Performance – 2016 Pulse of the Profession Report, Project Management Institute

February 2016

The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things by Barry Glassner

January 2016

William Shakespeare Comedies (edited by Jonathan Bates and Eric Rasmussen)The Taming of the Shrew

  • As You Like It
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Love’s Labour’s Lost

Calendar Year 2015

Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company by Katharine Halpin

Gifted Hands by Benjamin Carson

Comedies by William Shakespeare:

  • Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • The Tempest
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Measure for Measure
  • A Comedy of Errors
  • Much Ado About Nothing

The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Network Age  by Reid Hoffman (co-founder of LinkedIn)

Ignorance: How It Drives Science by Stuart Firestein

We Could Not Fail by Richard Paul and Steven Moss. (It’s about the first African-Americans to work for NASA. They profile 10 African-American scientists and engineers.)

Assassins by Tim LeHaye

What is Code? by Paul Ford (e-book)

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Electra by Euripedes

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness  by Michelle Alexander

Emotional Intelligence 2.0  by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves

Medea  by Euripedes

Hippolytus by Euripedes

Focus by Daniel Goleman

Instinct by Bishop T.D. Jakes

When Solomon Sings by Kendra Norman-Bellam



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