2022 Reading List

Here’s what we are reading in 2022:

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking

Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas L. Friedman

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations by Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by Gen. Stanley McChrystal with Tantum Collins, David Silverman and Chris Fussell

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: 7th Edition by the American Psychological Association

Moving to Higher Ground: Rising Sea Level and the Path Forward by John Englander

Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life by Jennifer Kavanagh and Michael D. Rich

Communicating in Risk, Crisis, and High Stress Situations – Evidence-Based Strategies and Practices by Vincent T. Covello

Here’s the reading list from the Center from Homeland Security and Defense, from the Naval Postgraduate School:


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2021 Reading List

Here is what we are reading in 2021:

  • Shall We Wake the President?: Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office by Tevi Troy
  • Three Seconds Until Midnight by Dr. John J. Walsh Jr.
  • Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead by Jim Mattis and Bing West
  • Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Dr. Rebekah Taussig
  • Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff
  • If It Bleeds by Stephen King

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