July 18, 2006
News & Opinion: Fast Company's Summer Reading
Our friend Lucas Conley has a piece in the July/August issue of Fast Company called "Summer Reading with a Twist." He set out to expose readers to some books that will help with their Gladwell/Surowiecki/Friedman addiction. They are books that Conley says "could have been the Blink but never quite reached their tipping point."
- Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software by Steven Johnson (Scribner, 2001)
- Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America by Steve Almond (Algonquin, 2004)
- The Ingenuity Gap: Facing the Economic, Environmental, and Other Challenges of an Increasingly Complex and Unpredictable Future by Thmas Homer-Dixon (Knopf, 2000)
- Nation of Rebels: Why Counterculture Became Consumer Culture by Joesph Heath and Andew Potter (HarperBusiness, 2005)