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Culture Corner: Summer Reading Edition

What books are Introworkers and friends planning to bring to the beach, cabin or couch this summer, and why? We took an informal survey.


Taking care of business.
The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers The ONE Thing Why We Buy A More Beautiful Question

The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers, Richard Smith and James Citrin
Linda Lim, Dow Water & Process Solutions

The One Thing, Gary Keller
Guy Hummel, VoC Insight

Why We Buy, Paco Undersell
Jeff Hoffman, Bovie Medical

A More Beautiful Question, Warren Berger
Linda Lim, Dow Water & Process Solutions


 Inviting insomnia. 

The Girl on the Train  Goodbye to the Dead Pretty Girls dark places

The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
Sherri Baack, Admedus

Goodbye to the Dead, Brian Freeman
Tony Tellijohn, Aktion Interactive

Pretty Girls, Karin Slaughter
Mary Muecke, Medtronic

Dark PlacesGillian Flynn
Sherri Baack, Admedus


Putting nose to grindstone.
 Smarter Faster Better The hard thing about hard things Manufacturing Delivery Performance Improvement

Strategic Management, An Integrated Approach, Hill, Jones & Schilling
Elizabeth Swanson, Introworks

Smarter Faster Better, Charles Duhigg
Nancy Chesser, Introworks

The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz
Bonnie Hanson, Introworks

Manufacturing Delivery Performance Improvement, Joseph Berk
Amber Fennell and John Bower, PGC


 Boning up for the Kitty Kelley book club. 

The Family Jackie Oh! the royals

The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, Kitty Kelley
Mark Juckel, Introworks

Jackie Oh!, Kitty Kelley
Susan Reed, Introworks

The Royals, Kitty Kelley
Bonnie Hanson, Introworks


 Riding the emotional rollercoaster. 
The Language of Flowers It's Okay To Laugh Me Before You

The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Nancy Chesser, Introworks

It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too), Nora McInerny Purmort
Carol Lambert, Introworks

Me Before You, Jo Jo Moyes
Amber Fennell, PGC


 Taking on—or escaping—the world’s problems.
And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Eligible Stephanie Plum Fly Fishing For Trout

And the Weak Suffer What They Must?, Yanis Varoufakis
Nik Kouzes, Introworks

Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld
Bonnie Hanson, Introworks

Stephanie Plum Series, Janet Evanovich
Mary Muecke, Medtronic

Fly-Fishing for Trout in Southeast Minnesota, Bob Trevis
Peter Davis, Ideal Printers, Inc.


Self improving.
The Positive Dog The Miracle Morning radical acceptance Steering the Craft

The Positive Dog, Jon Gordon
Joe Beard, Bionic Giant

The Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod
Bob Freytag, Introworks

Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach
Kelly Jo Abdo, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Steering the Craft, Ursula K. Le Guin
Nik Kouzes, Introworks


 Going geeky.
Dune Grunt Nimona Ready Player One

Dune, Frank Herbert
Nik Kouzes, Introworks

Grunt, Mary Roach
Susan Reed, Introworks

Nimona, Noelle Stevenson
David Crow, Introworks

Ready Player One, Earnest Cline
Nik Kouzes, Introworks


 Contemplating the end. Or maybe not.
Being Mortal  Many Lives, Many Masters

Being Mortal, Atul Gawande
Mark Juckel, Introworks

The Violet Hour, Katie Roiphe
Susan Reed, Introworks

Many Lives, Many Masters, Brian Weiss
Mike McMillan, Introworks

Thanks everybody for your contributions to Culture Corner! We’ll be checking in with you again about what you’re reading, watching and doing, so keep Cultured and stay tuned.

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