Reading is an important part of Centric’s culture – we’ve found that learning from the experiences of others is one of the best ways to be inspired. Good books and insightful lessons are shared frequently within the Centric walls – whether that be through team emails, via Twitter or in personal conversations. So, we thought we’d take a moment and bottle up some of the great reads that have impacted our own lives and thought processes. Below are 13 books recommended from Centric’s leaders. Take a look and enjoy! And let us know if you have comments on these books or others to recommend. We’d love to hear from you.
Book #1: Read “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell and begin to not think like an engineer
By: Craig Holbrook, Centric Boston Practice Lead
The trouble with being an engineer by training (not by accomplishment) is that we try to analyze everything with facts and logical thought processes. Not only does it drive our non-engineering loved ones and colleagues crazy, but it also causes us to miss the point sometimes.
Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Blink” unlocked a hidden world for me. In this great book, Malcolm researches the power of intuition, the science behind it, and the decision-making that it influences in all of us every day. He asserts that we can sometimes learn more about the truth of a situation in the first seven seconds than from years of research. His examples from the medical, art, crime, and romance worlds are stunning reinforcers of this incredibly powerful force that rules our subconscious.
Read the book and use the knowledge in recruiting, personnel, and client engagements alike. More importantly, use it to improve your personal life.
“…we try to analyze everything with facts and logical thought processes. Not only does it drive our non-engineering loved ones and colleagues crazy, but it also causes us to miss the point sometimes.”