|Continuing the dubious tradition of winding up the year with lists of the year’s best everything, here’s my list of the ‘most important’ (to me, and potentially to those of like mind) books of 2003. They are ‘most important’ because they all changed how I thought about the world. They are not necessarily the best written, or the most entertaining. They’re in no particular order below. Links are to articles where I’ve discussed them in these pages.
The nine books above supplement the 18 items in the Radical Environmentalist’s Essential Reading List, which I put together at the start of this year. Missing from this reading list too are the following four items which I just discovered this year, though they were written earlier:
I’m still making my way through Charles Handy’s and Peter Drucker’s recent writings, and hope to add something of theirs to the list. Considering the number of business books written, it’s disappointing that I haven’t yet found a handbook for operating the new collaborative enterprises needed to build the next economy. I’m also eagerly awaiting Jared Diamond’s new book Ecocide, publication of which has now been pushed back a year to next November.