Reading List
For "Crackpot Theory" Readers
The Only Sustainable Edge By John Hagel III and John Seely Brown

Silent Theft: The Private Plunder of Our Common Wealth By David Bollier

The Frog Prince By Stephen Mitchell
The best description of a good relationship I've ever seen.


Genesis By Stephen Mitchell
The best translation of "Genesis" I've ever seen.

   In fact, anything by Stephen Mitchell... the best I've ever seen.

For People Who Have Seen My Shows
The Cosmic Code By Heinrich Pagels
Every time I tried to read this book, I got bogged down at Planck's Constant. Then I started reading it in the middle, at Bell's Theorem, and read forwards or backwards depending on where my curiosity led me.


Who's Afraid of Schrodinger's Cat? By Ian Marshall and Danah Zohar
The sub-title speaks for itself: "An A-to-Z Guide to All the New Science Ideas You Need to Keep Up with the New Thinking." Great idea for a book, great execution. Warning to physicists: don't read if Roger Penrose makes your blood boil.


Chaos: Making a New Science By James Glieck
This is the first science book I ever read. You can imagine how good it is that it turned me on to the whole subject in such a big way.


Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos By M. Mitchell Waldrop
The most interesting thing for me was that the "new economics" arose from and is ideologically aligned with complexity theory. This book explained all.


Out of Control By Kevin Kelly
I actually didn't use this as a source because I need to start from the actual science. But what's brilliant about this book is that Kevin Kelly so fully understands the new sciences of complexity and chaos, he doesn't have to refer to it. He can go right to the new understanding of culture, society, and the market that arise from it.