Books Read in November and December 2011

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

This last book in the quartet was decent. I enjoyed it. But overall it didn't finish up well enough to reread or keep the series.

The Rules of Work by Richard Templar

Valuable looking career advice with some humorous side commentary.

Touchpoints by Douglas R. Conant and Mette Norgaard

A management book with a few illustrations of a simple concept. A magazine article would likely have been enough, but the book was enjoyable to read.

How to Make a Boring Subject Interesting by Geni Whitehouse, Amy Moore, and Mary Patterson

A great book on presentations. I've been reading Geni's blog for a while and had to see what went in the book. 

Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore

I finally got around to reading the actual book instead of just works based on it or articles summarizing it. I enjoyed the expanded view and greater subtleties that could be discussed.

The Flinch by Julien Smith

A shorter Kindle book with one key idea that is well worth reading. It matched with my own experiences on the necessity of pushing past temporary emotional discomfort and gave me some good ideas for moving forwards.

The Snow Queen's Shadow by Jim C. Hines

A good addition to this series of mished up and mashed up fairy tale stories. I'm sorry that he's done for now.

Know What You Don't Know by Michael A. Roberto

Good ideas for developing skills as a problem-finder. I'll be reading this one again and trying to put these ideas into action.

The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker

I really enjoyed the characters in this fiction work and how the heroine achieved her successes by working with them. I'm seriously considering getting the next two.

Evil Plans by Hugh MacLeod

Great book. Even if you don't have evil plans about becoming a small biz entrepreneur, the book still pushes you, in a fun and hardly noticeable way, to consider possibilities and live the best life you can.