What’s on Betty’s Bookshelf?

by tkent on August 28, 2011

Starting off the Sunday slow with some great reads, so I thought I’d share!

I feel remiss that some of these are still on the shelf, but hey, I need to give myself a break. Starting a non-profit, or any ground-up endeavor for that matter, as well as being a single-mother of two active boys doesn’t leave a whole lot of free time, ya know?!

Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken. With the recent kick-off of the Better Business Challenge I was excited to get inspired by the pioneer of sustainaiblity in business. This book will continue to inspire change for generations…

Same can be said of Cradle-to-Cradle by Cville’s own Michael Braungart and William McDonough which I feel totally embarassed admitting this publically: I’m still not finished with this important work. (Points for honesty?)

The Better World Handbook Small Changes That Make A Big Difference by Ellis Jones, Ross Haenfler and Brett Johnson I found this book ten years ago and refer to it often. Instrumental in creating the vision for Better World Betty.

Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky. A bunch of great ideas on turning vision to reality and creating action-oriented methods for making ideas a reality.

The Nonprofit Board ANSWER BOOK. Borrowing this from Center for Non-Profit Excellence. Next 18 months Betty’s transitioning from an advisory board to a governing/working board. Betty’s growing up!

I just cracked open: Getting Things Done by David Allen. A friend of mine says this one’s a must for busy multi-taskers like myself.

Fostering Sustainable Behavior by Doug McKenzie-Mohr. Read this several years ago – relevant, helpful, inspiring.

Always on the shelf: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Nothing short of life-changing.

Just purchased: highly recommended If the Buddha Dated by Charlotte Kasl. that’s for a different blog…

Still want to read: LOADS of books! Including…

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

Better Bylaws (yawn) I’m sure it has important infomation

and with a name like Betty, how can one go wrong with this humorous guidebook:

Backcountry Betty by Jennifer Worick. A “Tongue-in-cheek wilderness manual for women who appreciate nature but prefer to maintain their coiffure while interacting with it” I’m pretty OK with an unshowered do, but could be funny!

Best,

Betty

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