Recommended Reading

Books on the Brain

  • Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect by Matthew D. Lieberman

  • How Emotions Are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett

  • Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert Sapolsky

  • The Hidden Brain by Shankar Vedantam

  • The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation by Stephen Porges

  • Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. and Richard Mendius M.D. (Highly recommended) 

  • The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live--and How You Can Change Them by Richard J. Davidson and Sharon Begley (Highly Recommended)

  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Dan Siegel, M.D. (Highly recommended) 

  • Social Intelligence: The Science of Human Relationships by Daniel Goleman

  • The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge (Highly recommended)

  • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel, M.D. 

  • Flourish by Martin Seligman, Ph.D. (Highly recommended)

  • Wired for Love by Stan Tatkin, PysD, MFT 

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 

  • You Are Not Your Brain by Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D. and Rebecca Gladding, M.D.

  • My Stroke of Insight by  Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.

  • Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long by David Rock 

  • The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton

  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen, M.D. 

  • Magnificent Mind at Any Age: Natural Ways to Unleash Your Brain's Maximum Potential by Daniel Amen, M.D.

  • The Neurobiology of "We": How Relationships, the Mind, and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (Sounds True Audio Learning Course) by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

  • Molecules Of Emotion by Candace Pert 

  • Sex on the Brain: 12 Lessons to Enhance Your Love Life by Daniel Amen, M.D.

  • The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine

  • The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine

  • Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief by A. Newberg, E. D'Aquili, and V. Rause 

  • A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel Pink

  • Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina

  • Mapping the Mind by Rita Carter

  • The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain by Judith Horstman

  • The Human Brain Book by Rita Carter

  • The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life by Elisha Goldstein 

  • How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker 


Books on Collaboration

  • Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux

  • Community: The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block

  • Open Space Technology: A User's Guide by Harrison Owen 

  • Wave Rider: Leadership for High Performance in a Self-Organizing World by Harrison Owen 

  • The World Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter by Juanita Brown and David Isaacs 

  • Reweaving Our Human Fabric by Miki Kashtan

  • Building a Values-Driven Organization by Richard Barrett 

  • Your Way Home: The Psychology of Place Inside & Out by Lou Stewart and Bruce Stewart 

  • The Tao of Democracy: Using Co-Intelligence to Create a World That Works for All by Tom Atlee 

  • The Social Artist's Fieldbook by Jean Houston

  • Ideas That Changed the World by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto 

  • Turning to One Another by Meg Wheatley

  • Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership and Change by D. Beck and C. Cowan

  • The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen Covey, Jr.

  • The Change Handbook by Peggy Holman, Tom Devane and Steven Cady 

  • Fast Company Magazine (Highly recommended)

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