Tuesday, November 11, 2008

You Can Take Them To Bed With You

“A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.” –Daniel J. Boorstin

Here in Oregon it is the rainy season (really, an inch of rain fell before 8:00am this morning). Time for me to abandon my garden and move indoors. Whether in front of the fire or snuggled in bed with the rain pounding on the roof, it is reading season. Among those books on my nightstand are business books--don’t get me wrong, I read books for pure “brain candy” too—but here are some intriguing books I thought I should share.

Blessed Unrest by Paul Hawken. I just finished this book and highly recommend it. Paul Hawken talks about how each one of us individually plays a role in changing our future. He weaves together the environmental and social aspects of this huge, unnamed movement working towards a better tomorrow for our planet. There are also lots of great resources included in the book. Green champions in the meeting industry can easily see how important our work is!

Strategies For The Green Economy by Joel Makower. I have known Joel for years and he has keynoted the Green Meeting Industry Council Conference. Joel is truly a thought-provoking leader, so I was eagerly awaiting this book. In his book, he talks about the central issues of greening your business and shows you how to get on a solid footing in the growing green economy. Another “must read.”

The Green Collar Economy by Van Jones. Next up for me is this book by Van Jones, a passionate, concerned citizen whose speeches over the years have made a huge difference in my life and my business. It is especially timely as he illustrates that the solution to our economic crisis and our environmental crisis are one in the same. I am looking forward diving in.

Just a few ideas for your "rainy" season!

1 comment:

Bowo said...

Have you joined WiserEarth.org? It's an offspin of Paul's book. An attempt to bring together the movement. More at www.wiserearth.org/article/About