BBC Book List & Resources

The BBC Book List

The number one question Bungees are asked is, “What have you folks read to-date?” Well, if you are a Bungee, you can steer your curious interlocutors to this page and save a lot of time. If you are the curious interlocutor him or herself, you’ll now know where to come for this information in the future.

2017

38. The Philosophy of Walking (Second Current Selection)
by Frédéric Gros © 2014
(BBC selection for January 2018)

37. Rest (First Current Selection )
by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang© 2016
(BBC selection for January 2018)

36. The Sixth Extinction
by Elizabeth Kolbert © 2014
(BBC selection for Nov 2017)

35. The Undoing Project 
by Michael Lewis © 2017
(BBC selection for Sept 2017)

34. The Revenge of Analog
by David Sax © 2016
(BBC selection for June 2017)

33. Deep Work 
by Cal Newport © 2016
(BBC selection for March 2017)

32. Abundance
by Peter H. Diamandis & Steven Kotler © 2012
(BBC selection for January 2017)

2016

31. The Geography of Genius 
by Eric Weiner © 2016
(BBC selection for August 2016)

30. Ninety Percent of Everything
by Rose George © 2013
(BBC selection for May 2016)

2015

29. Ignorance: How It Drives Science 
by Stuart Firestein © 2012
(BBC selection for December 2015)

28. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less 
by Greg McKeown © 2014
(BBC selection for September 2015)

27.  Aid on the Edge of Chaos  
by Ben Ramalingam  ©  2013
(BBC selection for July 2015)

26.  The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
by Nicholas Carr   ©  2010
(BBC selection for March 2015)

2014

25.  A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas
by Warren Berger   ©  2014
(BBC selection for November 2014)

24.  A History of the World in Epitome
by Bertrand Russell   ©  1962
(BBC selection for November 2014)

23.  How to Deliver a TED Talk
by Jeremey Donovan   ©  2013
(BBC selection for June 2014)

22.  Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure
by Tim Harford   ©  2011
(BBC selection for April 2014)

2013

21.  Give and Take
by Adam M. Grant   ©  2013
(BBC selection for December 2013)

20.  Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work 
by Heath & Heath   ©  2013
(BBC selection for September 2013)

19.  Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity
by Alan Siegel & Irene Etzkorn   ©  2013
(BBC selection for June 2013)

18.  The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell   ©  2002
(BBC selection for April 2013)

2012

17.  The Talent Code
by Daniel Coyle   ©  2009
(BBC selection for December 2012)

16.  Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
by Robert Cialdini   ©  2006
(BBC selection for September 2012)

15.  Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science
by Michael Nielsen   ©  2011
(BBC selection for June 2012)

14.  Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
by Susan Cain   ©  2012
(BBC selection for March 2012)

13.  Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman   ©  2013
(BBC selection for January 2012)

2011

12.  Systems Thinking: A Primer
by Donella Meadows   ©  2008
(BBC selection for July 2011)

11.  Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business
by Luke Williams   ©  2010
(BBC selection for June 2011)

10.  Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times
by Donald Phillips   ©  1993
(BBC selection for April 2011)

9.  Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
by Steven Johnson   ©  2010
(BBC selection for January 2011)

2010

8.  Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
by Daniel Pink   ©  2011
(BBC selection for November 2010)

7.  Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age
by Clay Shirky   ©  2011
(BBC selection for August 2010)

6.  Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard
by Heath & Heath   ©  2010
(BBC selection for April 2010)

5.  Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Rights
by Atul Gawande   ©  2011
(BBC selection for February 2010)

4.  A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
by Daniel Pink   ©  2006
(BBC selection for January 2010)

2009

3.  Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness
by Thaler & Sunstein   ©  2009
(BBC selection for October 2009)

2.  PresentationZen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery
by Garr Reynolds   ©  2008
(BBC selection for July 2009)

1.  Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by Heath & Heath   ©  2007
(BBC selection for April 2009)

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