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Controversial Books

This page shows your 100 most controversial books, as measured by the standard deviation of members star ratings. (This is also the source of the Zeitgeist category "25 Books People Can't Agree on.") To be included, a book must have been rated at least 20 times. Work titles are given.

Standard
Deviation
RatingTitle
1.1863.29The Aquarian Conspiracy by Marilyn Ferguson
1.1653.67The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations by Peter Senge
1.0823.48The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin
1.0593.9Women's Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind by Mary Field Belenky
1.0513.71Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges
1.0283.61The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard
0.9893.37Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Principles and Practices by Peter F. Drucker
0.9854.07The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker
0.9644.12On Writing Well by William Zinsser
0.9483.8First Things First : To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy by Stephen R. Covey
0.9294.04The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Peter Senge
0.9113.89The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook by Peter Senge
0.9033.79Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education by John Dewey
0.8834.19Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
0.8483.84The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions by Scott Adams
0.8333.88Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson
0.794.25Nonviolent Communication: a Language of Compassion by Marshall B. Rosenberg
0.7354.55Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
0.6484.57Scientific Progress Goes "Boink" by Bill Watterson
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