[Last updated, 11 August 2020.]

๐Ÿ“š Books

๐Ÿ“– Dune by Frank Herbert (fiction, classics)
๐Ÿ“– Sing Backwards and Weep by Mark Lanegan (biography, memoir)
๐Ÿ“– The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (fiction, classics)
๐Ÿ“– One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey (fiction, classics)
๐Ÿ“– Animal Farm by George Orwell (fiction, classics)
๐Ÿ“– Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (fiction)
๐Ÿ“– Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (fiction, classics)
๐Ÿ“– Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz (biography, memoir)

๐ŸŽฅ TV, movies, video

๐Ÿ“บ Devs (drama, sci-fi)
๐Ÿ“บ The Last Dance (documentary, biography)
๐Ÿ“บ Tales from the Loop (drama, sci-fi)
๐Ÿ“บ Nausicaรค of the Valley of the Wind (anime)

๐ŸŽง Music, podcasts

๐ŸŽต The Beacon Sound Choir โ€” Fortunate Ones (ambient)
๐ŸŽต Mark Lanegan Band โ€” 4AD session (alternative rock, blues rock)
๐ŸŽต Ryuichi Sakamoto โ€” solari (Jรณhann Jรณhannsson Rework) [electronic, ambiet]
๐ŸŽต Greg Puciato (metal, industrial, alternative)
๐ŸŽต Holy Fawn โ€” Death Spells (shoegaze, doomgaze)
๐ŸŽต Hildur Guรฐnadรณttir โ€” Bridge of Death (soundtrack)
๐Ÿ’ฌ Broken Record (music interviews)

I'd love any recommendations. Drop me a note.


๐Ÿ“จ Other things

My newsletter series includes interesting articles and citations from my general reading on talent, leadership and culture.

โœ‰๏ธ Five things #6: On leading with purpose, engaging others with strategy, and talent development during and post-crisis
โœ‰๏ธ Five things #5: On trust, psychological safety and artistic growth
โœ‰๏ธ Five things #4: On being more reflective and humanistic at work
โœ‰๏ธ Five things #3: On dealing with criticism, great questions for leaders and moving to โ€œexponential HR"
โœ‰๏ธ Five things #2: On innovation as an ecosystem, leading with vulnerability and overcoming the operational complexity that blocks digital transformation
โœ‰๏ธ Five things #1: On talent, leadership, culture and music

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Reader suggestions

Thanks to everyone who's been sharing what's moved them recently. Here's a running list of recommendations from others.

๐Ÿ“š Books

๐Ÿ“– The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (fiction)
๐Ÿ“– The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay (fiction)
๐Ÿ“– The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (fiction)
๐Ÿ“– This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay (biography, memoir)
๐Ÿ“– The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma (personal development)
๐Ÿ“– Metahuman by Deepak Chopra (personal development)
๐Ÿ“– The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (fiction)
๐Ÿ“– First they killed my father by Loung Ung (biography, memoir)
๐Ÿ“– First they killed my father by Loung Ung (biography, memoir)

๐ŸŽง Music, Podcasts

๐ŸŽต Only Love by The Armed (punk, rock)
๐ŸŽต Crushing by Julia Jacklin (folk)
๐ŸŽต Sweeter by Leon Bridges (soul, R&B)
๐Ÿ’ฌ The work of Alan Watts