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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
1.0823.47The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin
1.0593.92Women's Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind by Mary Belenky
1.0513.71Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges
0.9893.38Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Principles and Practices by Peter F. Drucker
0.9854.08The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker
0.9644.13On Writing Well by William Zinsser
0.9483.82First Things First by Stephen R. Covey
0.9294.06The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Peter Senge
0.9113.89The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook by Peter Senge
0.9033.84Democracy And Education by John Dewey
0.8834.24Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
0.8483.85The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions by Scott Adams
0.8333.85Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson
0.794.27Nonviolent Communication: a Language of Compassion by Marshall B. Rosenberg
0.7354.54Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
0.6484.57Scientific Progress Goes "Boink" by Bill Watterson
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