From Eugene Eric Kim's Wiki
Get the Kindle-version of these books where possible and where it makes sense.
Elizabeth Strout. Olive Kitteredge.
Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Recommended by Al Selvin.
Rebecca Solnit. A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster. Ref by San Francisco Zen Center Newsletter (September 2, 2009)
Isaiah Berlin, The Hedgehog and the Fox
The Great Good Place. Inspired Stewart Brand and Larry Brilliant to start the WELL.
William Calvin, The River That Flows Uphill. Recommended by Howard Rheingold.
Robert Merton, The Sociology of Science. Recommended by Alex Pang.
Steve Daniels, Making Do: Innovation in Kenya's Informal Economy. via Experientia.
Michael Quinn Patton, Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use. Recommended by Steve Waddell.
Ronald Takaki's Strangers from a Different Shore. (reference)
J.D. Roth. Your Money: The Missing Manual. Reviewed by Kevin Kelly.
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.
Philip Bobbitt. Terror and Consent. Recommeded by Phil Windley.
ed. L. Timmel Duchamp. Narrative Power: Encounters, Celebrations, Struggles. Liz Henry recommended the Carolyn Ives Gilman essay.
Robert Grudin, Design and Truth. Recommended by Matt Taylor.
Rachel Botsman, Roo Rogers. What's Mine Is Yours. About "collaborative consumption."
Richard E. Neustadt and Ernest R. May. Thinking In Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers. Recommended by Laurence Prusak.
Dan Ariely, Predictably Irrational
Morten T. Hansen, Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results
Kevin Kelly. What Technology Wants. (Book plug)
John Dewey. Art as Experience. Recommended by Al Selvin.
Michael Doyle, David Straus. How to Make Meetings Work, The New Interaction Method. Recommended by Dave Gray.
Wiebe E. Bijker, Roland Bal, Ruud Hendriks. The Paradox of Scientific Authority.
Joel Waldfogel. Scroogenomics. Recommended by Gbenga. Review.
Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown. A New Culture of Learning. Recommended by Mimi Ito.