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What We're Reading - HBX Staff Book Picks

Posted by HBX on October 27, 2016 at 2:32 PM


In honor of two of our HBX Professors, Bharat Anand and Clay Christensen, releasing books this month, we asked HBX staff members what they are reading. The answers are as diverse as our staff itself, ranging from science fiction to baseball facts, to a portrait of a modern family.

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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

by Laura Hillenbrand

Recommended by Kate Pilbeam, Marketing Coordinator

"I love non-fiction and history and have developed a bad habit of running marathons. This book checks all the boxes for me!"

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How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities

by John Cassidy

Recommended by Myer Nore, Senior Software Engineer and past CORe participant

"I'm casually interested in economics. Not an arm chair economist, however."

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A Symphony of Echoes: The Chronicles of St. Mary's

by Jodi Taylor

Recommended by Bill Torcaso, Principal Software Engineer

"This book is a great piece of historical/science fiction involving time travel. The historical details are interesting and the characters are funny."

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Ghana Must Go: A Novel

by Taiye Selasi

Recommended by Kofi Bosque-Hamilton, Senior Software Engineer

"How families rekindle from across the diaspora. Living in that diaspora it is about how you are disconnected from the things from home. Which is more important, family or career?"

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What is Your One Sentence? How to Be Heard in the Age of Short Attention Spans

by Mimi Goss

Recommended by Amneet Tatla, Scrum Master/Project Manager

"This is a good read for how to catch people's attention and present yourself well in an age where we suffer from short attention spans."

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The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime

by Jason Turbow and Michael Duca

Recommended by Dave Schroeder, Director of Software Development

"This book is great for people who are really into baseball, like me. It is about the unwritten rules."


What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

by Malcolm Gladwell

Recommended by Jessica Clark, Recruiting Coordinator

"This book analyzes and compares things that wouldn't normally be compared or analyzed in that way."