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10 great books for inspiring future thinking

[fa icon="calendar"] 30-Dec-2017 18:59:00 / by Walking the Talk

Thinking about the future? Looking for a new mindset? Want to adopt a new approach? Want to solve problems better? 

Here are 10 of Walking the Talk's recommended  future thinking reads. 


Best books for future thinkers - Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life by Robert Fritz
Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life | Robert Fritz

"Discover the steps of creating; the importance of creating what you truly love, how to focus on the creative process to move from where you are to where you want to be, and much more."

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Best books for future thinkers - Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies by Otto Scharmer

Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies | Otto Scharmer

"We have entered an age of disruption. Financial collapse, climate change, resource depletion, and a growing gap between rich and poor are but a few of the signs. Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer ask, why do we collectively create results nobody wants? "

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Best books for future thinkers - Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World | Peter H. Diamandis

"A radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools, Bold unfolds in three parts. Part One focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from “I’ve got an idea” to “I run a billion-dollar company” far faster than ever before.."

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Best books for future thinkers - Man's Search For Meaning: The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust by Viktor E Frankl

Man's Search For Meaning: The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust | Viktor E Frankl

"A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest - and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances. "

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Best books for future thinkers - I seem to be a verb by R. Buckminster Fuller

I Seem To Be a Verb | R. Buckminster Fuller

"For the first time, man has the chance to be a complete success in his environment." This startling thesis is supported in I SeemTo Be A Verb, by the out-of-the-ordinary authors: R. Buckminster Fuller: Comprehensive designer, inventor, engineer, mathematician, architect, cartographer, philosopher, poet, cosmogonist, choreographer, visionary -- celebrated for developing geodesic houses that fly and for dysmaxion ways of living."

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Best books for future thinkers - Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life  by Richard CarlsonDon't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life | Richard Carlson

"This groundbreaking inspirational guide--a classic in the self-help genre--shows you how to put challenges in perspective, reduce stress and anxiety through small daily changes, and find the path to achieving your goals.."

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Best books for future thinkers - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

"One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents— in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations."

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Best books for future thinkers - Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War by Byron Reese

 Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War | Byron Reese

 

"For years we’ve been inundated with bleak forecasts about the future. But in this electrifying new book, author Byron Reese debunks the pessimistic outlook as dangerous, and shows instead how technology will soon create a dramatically better world for every person on earth, beyond anything we have dared to imagine. "

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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder | Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand."

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 Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future | Peter M. Senge / C. Otto Scharmer / Joseph Jaworski / Betty Sue Flowers

 

"Presence is an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning. In wide-ranging conversations held over a year and a half, organizational learning pioneers Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers explored the nature of transformational change—how it arises, and the fresh possibilities it offers a world dangerously out of balance."

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