Resources

Because I like to read and I always find out about a new book, because I had them written in a lot of places and because maybe some of them I will not get to read without help I decided it’s time for this page to exist. I’ll post here what I want to read, what I read, and maybe you can come up with suggestions, recommendations, reviews or we can share the books we have. :)

You can also find me on Goodreads (where the list is updated more frequently).

Improvisation

  • Improv– Keith Johnstone
  •  Impro for Storytellers – Keith Johnstone
  • Improvisation for the Theatre – Viola Spolin
  • The Improvisation Game – Chris Johnston
  • Long-form Improvisation and the Art of Zen – Jason Chin
  • Dramatic Problem Solving – Steven T. Hawkins
  • Tao Te Ching – Lao-tzu, Laozi
  • Emotions Revealed – Paul Ekman
  • Creative Facilitation – Viv McWaters, Johnnie Moore
  • Dramatic Succes – Andrew Leigh, Michael Maynard
  • Long form improvisation (Creating Spontaneous Communities Through Collaborative Comedie Performance) – Brad Fortier
  •  Improv yourself: Business Spontaneity at the Speed of Thought – Joseph A. Keefe
  • And Then, You Act Making Art in an Unpredictable World – Anne Bogart
  • Improvisation for actors and writers – Bill Lynn
  •  Truth in Comedy – Charna Halpern, Del Close (principles & rules of the “Harold”, stresses about honesty being the best policy in comedy, about being natural, focusing on situation humour not jokes, they give a lot of advise & “rules” for creating great scenes).
  •  Improvising Better: A Guide for the Working Improviser – Jimmy Carrane, Liz Allen (great book for fine-tunning scenes: states the problem and gives some exercises that can help fix it. Stresses about being specific, risk, make it interesting)
  • The mime book – Kipnis
  •  Improvise – Mick Napier (not a fan of “the rules”, stresses that people tend to learn them and that stays in the way of a good scene, that the most important thing in improv is to do something, anything).
  • No Acting Please – Eric Morris and Joan Hotchkis
  •  Group Improvisation. The manual of ensemble improv games – Peter Gwinn (Groupmind concept + exercises for bonding, focus, awareness, creation, energy, dynamics + party games & performance games)
  • Lateral Thinking – Edward de Bono
  • Improvisation for the Spirit – Katie Goodman
  •  Process. An improviser’s journey – Mary Scruggs and Michael J. Gellman
  •  How to Improvise a Full Length Play – Adams Kenn
  • Improv! A Handbook for the Actor – Greg Atkins
  • To sell is Human – Daniel Pink – recenzie
  • ◊ Theatrical Improvisation – Jeanne Leep
  • ◊ Believe me – Michael Margolis
  • ◊ Creativity: From Potential to Realisation – Robert J. Stenberg & co.
  • ◊ Essence of Creativity – Steven H. Kim
  • ◊ Whose classroom is it anyway? – Ronald A. Berk
  • ◊ The Improv Handbook – Tom Salinsky & Deborah Frances-White
  • Acting: The First Six Lessons – Richard Boleslavsky
  • ◊ Training to Imagine – Kat Kopett 
  •  How to start you own improv comedy group – Paul Johan Stokstad
  • ◊ The Film Director’s Intuition – Judith Weston
  • ◊ Causing a Scene – Charlie Todd & Alex Cordelis
  • ◊ Play, Playfulness, Creativity and Innovation  – Patrick Bateson

Business  / Entrepreneurship / Productivity

  • √ Made to stick – Chip & Dan Heath – review
  • Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies – James Collins
  •  Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t – Jim Collins – vu
  • Managing by values – Michael O’Connor
  • First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently – M. Buckingham, C. Coffman review
  • Outliers: The story of success – Malcolm Gladwell review
  • √ David and GoliathMalcolm Gladwell – vu
  • 100 idei geniale de afaceri – Jeremy Kourdi
  • Rework – Jason Fried – review
  • 4 Hours Work Week – Tim Ferris
  • ◊ Rewire your brain – John B. Arden – on going
  • Linchpins. Are you indispensable? – Seth Godin review
  • Tribes – Seth Godin – review
  • The Tipping Point Malcolm Gladwell review
  • Building Buzz – Marisa d’Vary review
  • A Whole New Mind – D. H. Pink review
  • Creativity: The Work and Lives of 91 Eminent People – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Out of our Minds. Learning to be Creative – Ken Robinson
  • Multipliers – Liz Wiseman – review

Human Resources

  • Drive – Daniel H. Pinkrecenzie
  • 1001 Ways to Reward Employees – Bob Nelson
  • Inteligența practică – Karl Albrecht
  •  People Skills – Robert Bolton, PhD

Antropology / How we function / How the world works

  • Ishmael – Daniel Quinn review
  • The Story of B Daniel Quinnreview
  • My Ishmael – Daniel Quinn
  • Marele plan – Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
  • The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves – Dan Ariely
  • Blink, The power of thinking without thinking– Malcolm Gladwell – review
  • SWITCH, How to change things when change is hard – Chip and Dan Heath
  • Predictably Irational – Dan Ariley review
  • On Being Certain – Robert Burton – review
  • My Stroke of Insight – Jill Bolte
  • Change your brain, change your life – Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
  • Touching a nerve: The self as brain – Patricia Churchland – vu
  • Social Psychology – David Myers
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business – Charles Duhigg – review
  •  Mindset: How you can fulfil your potential – Dr. Carol S. Dweck – review
  • Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable – Nassim Nicholas Taleb – (sort of a) review
  • Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman – (sort of a) review

All sorts…

  • If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit – Brenda Ueland
  • ◊ Imaginative Writing – Janet Burroway (have it)
  •  It’s Not All about Me: The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone – Robin Dreeke – vu
  • √ Omul in cautarea sensului vietii – Victor Frankl
  •  The Secret Life of Pronouns– James W. Pennebaker

6 Comments

  1. Avem Rework de împrumutat :) …

    PS: tocmai ţi-am citit ultimul articol. Îmi place în continuare cum scrii şi mă enervează în continuare tema asta a ta de WordPress :)

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