Titles displayed on my bookshelf at home.

bell hooks

We all stand to benefit from a world in which love might be defined as practicing "the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth."

Gregory Bateson, Mary Catherine Bateson

Father and daughter explore the ecological and cybernetic qualities of living systems, the sacred as an emergent property of complex relationships, and "a view of mind and the universe that is neither mechanistic nor supernatural."

Richard W. Hamming

In a society where corporatized education systems stress conformity over innovation, Hamming's prescient and evergreen pedagogy challenges and equips us to learn how to learn.

Craig Mod

Craig Mod's first published book is available in its entirety online; an ode to the potential of modern book-making. The handbook itself contains a level of care and craft hinting at more precious artifacts to follow.

Marianne A. Ferber, Julie A. Nelson, Rebecca M. Blank, Paula England, Nancy Folbre, Ann L. Jennings, Helen E. Longino, Donald N. McCloskey, Robert M. Solow, Diana Strassmann, Rhonda M. Williams

Traditional economic theory does not account for the many ways social structures and power dynamics shape economic behavior and outcomes. Broadening the field enables us to imagine better possibilities.

Stafford Beer

Parallels between living organisms and neurological systems broaden our understanding of how organizations manage information flow, generate knowledge, and make decisions.

Marty Neumeier

Chock-full of timeless wisdom for brand, marketing, product, and leadership teams the world over. I probably mumble, "If a brand looks like a duck and swims like a dog, people will distrust it," to myself at least once a week.

Thomas Fischer, Christiane M. Herr, Ranulph Glanville, Liss C. Werner, Hugh Dubberly, Paul Pangaro, Delfina Fantini van Ditmar, Klaus Krippendorff, Ted Krueger, Ute C. Besenecker, Tom Scholte, Ben Sweeting, Michael Hohl, Timothy Jachna, Claudia Westermann, Laurence D. Richards, Wolfgang Jonas
Frederick Steier, Ranulph Glanville, Peter Harries-Jones, Louis Kauffman, Alfonso Montuori, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Kenneth Cissna, Thomas E. Malloy, Douglas Flemons, Bradford Keeney, Thomas Eriksen, Will McWhinney, Mary Catherine Bateson