Controversial Books for dtapscott

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.372 3.64 Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World by Margaret J. Wheatley
1.294 3.29 Net Gain: Expanding Markets Through Virtual Communities by John Hagel III
1.248 3.59 The Aquarian Conspiracy: Personal and Social Transformation in the 1980s by Marilyn Ferguson
1.242 3.03 Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy by Bill Gates
1.222 3.8 Management Challenges for the 21st Century by Peter F. Drucker
1.186 3.68 The Age of Unreason by Charles Handy
1.167 3.02 Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World by Tyler Cowen
1.152 3.33 The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment by Robert S. Kaplan
1.148 3.66 Das Kapital by Karl Marx
1.147 3.5 Open Water Diver Manual by Drew Richardson
1.131 3.59 The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler
1.128 3.79 The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.122 3.79 From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism by Fred Turner
1.118 3.86 The Book of Even More Awesome by Neil Pasricha
1.113 3.52 The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism by Jeremy Rifkin
1.108 3.77 The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
1.104 2.96 The Discipline of Market Leaders: Choose Your Customers, Narrow Your Focus, Dominate Your Market by Michael Treacy
1.099 3.27 Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy by Martin Lindstrom
1.097 3.49 New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World by Kevin Kelly
1.095 3.32 The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature by Daniel J. Levitin
1.092 3.57 The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman
1.091 3.73 Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy by Carl Shapiro
1.09 4.12 Capital, Vol. 1: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx
1.088 3.36 Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions by John Kotter
1.081 3.54 Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott
1.081 3.06 The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business by Eric Schmidt
1.079 3.69 What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly
1.077 3.62 Democratizing Innovation by Eric von Hippel
1.076 3.88 Why Globalization Works by Martin Wolf
1.073 3.57 Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier
1.069 3.85 The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.068 3.71 The New Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form by Peter Mark Roget
1.062 3.74 The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits by C. K. Prahalad
1.061 3.53 Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy
1.061 3.77 What Is to Be Done?: Burning Questions of Our Movement by V. I. Lenin
1.059 3.48 Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life by Eugene O'Kelly
1.059 3.69 The Work of Nations: Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalism by Robert B. Reich
1.058 4.14 The Future of Management by Gary Hamel
1.056 3.57 The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience by Carmine Gallo
1.056 3.82 Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton M. Christensen
1.053 3.39 Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution by Michael Hammer
1.05 3.48 9-11 by Noam Chomsky
1.046 3.4 Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage by Nicholas G. Carr
1.046 3.75 The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth by Clayton M. Christensen
1.043 3.74 The White Bone by Barbara Gowdy
1.032 3.61 Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle
1.031 3.75 Seeing What's Next: Using Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change by Clayton M. Christensen
1.029 3.38 The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It by Jonathan Zittrain
1.028 4.02 The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity by Jeffrey D. Sachs
1.025 3.65 In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies by Thomas J. Peters
1.024 3.69 The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman
1.024 3.58 The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change by Al Gore
1.02 3.59 The Pirate's Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism by Matt Mason
1.016 3.54 The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization by Thomas L. Friedman
1.012 3.87 Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich by Kevin Phillips
1.01 3.8 Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
1.004 3.47 Being Digital by Nicholas Negroponte
1.001 3.6 The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy by Noreena Hertz
1 3.6 Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before by Jean M. Twenge
0.997 3.56 The Numerati by Stephen Baker
0.995 3.51 Little Birds by Anaïs Nin
0.99 3.6 Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation by Tim Brown
0.989 3.63 The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living by Randy Komisar
0.986 3.42 You are not a gadget : a manifesto by Jaron Lanier
0.986 4.02 Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, & the Economic World by Kevin Kelly
0.986 3.9 Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology by Neil Postman
0.986 3.7 Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis
0.984 3.99 Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
0.983 3.56 Stalin: A Political Biography by Isaac Deutscher
0.983 3.12 Takedown: The Pursuit and Capture of Kevin Mitnick, America's Most Wanted Computer Outlaw - by the Man Who Did It by Tsutomu Shimomura
0.983 3.88 The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual by Christopher Locke
0.981 3.96 The Knowledge-Creating Company: How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation by Ikujiro Nonaka
0.981 3.34 The End of Work: The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era by Jeremy Rifkin
0.98 3.68 The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence by Ray Kurzweil
0.975 3.68 The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine
0.974 3.91 Post-Capitalist Society by Peter F. Drucker
0.973 3.55 Co-Opetition by Adam M. Brandenburger
0.973 4.06 Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman
0.97 3.89 The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
0.97 3.63 Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century by Michio Kaku
0.97 3.9 Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A. by Jonathan Ned Katz
0.968 3.72 The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
0.966 3.79 The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations by Ori Brafman
0.963 3.99 Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by Jim Collins
0.963 3.98 The Ultimate Question: Driving Good Profits and True Growth by Fred Reichheld
0.961 3.54 Megatrends 2000 by John Naisbitt
0.959 3.57 Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations by Thomas A. Stewart
0.959 3.41 The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex by Murray Gell-Mann
0.959 3.8 How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed by Ray Kurzweil
0.958 3.9 Conscientious objections : stirring up trouble about language, technology, and education by Neil Postman
0.954 4.04 The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter Senge
0.953 3.65 Freefall: America, Free Markets, And the Sinking of the World Economy by Joseph E. Stiglitz
0.952 3.68 Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland
0.951 3.99 Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? by Alan Weisman
0.95 3.72 No Logo by Naomi Klein
0.946 3.38 The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman
0.945 3.34 The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It by Joshua Cooper Ramo
0.944 3.61 Teacher Man: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
0.943 3.6 The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action by Robert S. Kaplan
0.943 4.17 The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education by Curtis J. Bonk
0.94 3.8 Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin
0.939 3.56 Generation Debt by Anya Kamenetz
0.937 3.74 Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim
0.937 3.94 The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman
0.937 3.93 The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School by Neil Postman
0.936 3.85 Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder by David Weinberger
0.936 3.55 Inside the Tornado: Marketing Strategies from Silicon Valley's Cutting Edge by Geoffrey A. Moore
0.935 3.88 At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity by Stuart Kauffman
0.932 3.82 The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan
0.928 3.71 An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
0.927 3.74 20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne
0.927 3.74 Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity by Etienne Wenger
0.927 3.74 Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
0.925 3.68 The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization by Jon R. Katzenbach
0.923 3.31 Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired--and Secretive--Company Really Works by Adam Lashinsky
0.922 3.53 The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will [Eventually] Feel Better by Tyler Cowen
0.922 3.31 Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives by John Naisbitt
0.922 3.78 The Assault on Reason by Al Gore
0.921 3.79 Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software by Steven Johnson
0.921 3.96 A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink
0.92 3.83 Sexual Politics: A Surprising Examination of Society's Most Arbitrary Folly by Kate Millett
0.917 3.86 Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System---and Themselves by Andrew Ross Sorkin
0.917 3.5 Strategy Maps: Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible Outcomes by Robert S. Kaplan
0.916 3.79 Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself by Daniel H. Pink
0.916 3.74 Einstein for Beginners by Joseph Schwartz
0.915 3.56 Clapton: The Autobiography by Eric Clapton
0.915 3.86 A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
0.911 3.98 The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam by Barbara W. Tuchman
0.909 3.67 Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization by Jeff Rubin
0.909 3.61 The Age of Access: The New Culture of Hypercapitalism, Where all of Life is a Paid-For Experience by Jeremy Rifkin
0.909 4.19 The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
0.907 3.88 Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail by John P. Kotter
0.907 4.16 Democracy in America, Volume 1 by Alexis de Tocqueville
0.906 4.1 The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
0.905 3.77 The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier by Howard Rheingold
0.905 4.1 Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
0.904 3.64 The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie
0.903 3.52 Letters from Mexico by Hernán Cortés
0.898 3.72 Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher
0.897 3.89 The Chomsky Reader by Noam Chomsky
0.897 3.64 Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
0.895 3.9 Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan
0.893 3.88 The Competitive Advantage of Nations by Michael E. Porter
0.893 3.88 The Art of Profitability by Adrian Slywotzky
0.892 3.84 The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
0.892 3.66 Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson
0.892 3.78 Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Li
0.89 3.84 Life by Keith Richards
0.888 3.63 Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room by David Weinberger
0.888 3.93 The Clock of the Long Now by Stewart Brand
0.886 3.94 POPism: The Warhol Sixties by Andy Warhol
0.886 4.09 Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Stewart Brand
0.886 4.14 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
0.884 3.1 Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives by John Palfrey
0.884 3.96 The Innovator's Dilemma : The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen
0.883 3.78 Competing for the Future by Gary Hamel
0.883 3.83 The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
0.881 3.98 Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension by Michio Kaku
0.878 3.71 Globalization and Its Discontents by Joseph E. Stiglitz
0.878 3.83 Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt
0.878 4.05 The Soul of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder
0.878 3.74 Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World by Don Tapscott
0.876 3.68 Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen
0.876 4.11 The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe by Jane Wagner
0.874 3.69 Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century by Alvin Toffler
0.873 3.68 Marx for Beginners by Rius
0.871 4.19 Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
0.866 3.78 Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson
0.861 3.47 A Passion for Excellence: The Leadership Difference by Tom Peters
0.858 3.66 The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson
0.856 3.88 Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson
0.855 3.77 The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations by James Surowiecki
0.854 3.89 The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
0.853 4.15 Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
0.851 4.03 The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean
0.851 3.61 Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington
0.849 3.98 The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World by Lawrence Lessig
0.844 4.04 Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace by Lawrence Lessig
0.842 3.85 The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't by Nate Silver
0.841 3.92 Making globalization work : the next steps to global justice by Joseph E. Stiglitz
0.841 4.15 The Life of Greece by Will Durant
0.838 4.15 Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman
0.837 4.05 First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung
0.837 4.03 The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress by Virginia Postrel
0.835 3.73 Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science by Michael Nielsen
0.834 4.03 The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
0.831 4.18 A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
0.83 3.87 Home; a Short History of an Idea by Witold Rybczynski
0.828 3.85 Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller
0.825 3.7 Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky
0.823 3.87 The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age by Astra Taylor
0.822 4.01 In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
0.818 4.2 The Brain That Changes Itself : Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge
0.818 3.73 What is Literature? by Jean-Paul Sartre
0.817 4.03 Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang
0.816 3.91 In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy
0.814 3.63 The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate The World by Evgeny Morozov
0.81 3.76 The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick
0.808 4.29 The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined by Salman Khan
0.808 3.99 Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus
0.807 3.77 The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home by Dan Ariely
0.805 3.45 How Much is Enough? : Money and the Good Life by Robert Skidelsky
0.804 4.13 The Making of the English Working Class by E. P. Thompson
0.799 4.02 Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings by Miriam Schneir
0.798 3.83 The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
0.797 4.3 The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross
0.792 4.06 Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
0.783 4.14 Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawken
0.782 3.63 Hotel California: The True-Life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Mitchell, Taylor, Browne, Ronstadt, Geffen, the Eagles, and Their Many Friends by Barney Hoskyns
0.781 3.4 We-Think: Mass innovation, not mass production by Charles Leadbeater
0.78 3.82 The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism by Richard Sennett
0.76 3.77 So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star: How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful Of Record Executives and Other True Tales from a Drum by Jacob Slichter
0.75 3.93 When Corporations Rule the World by David C. Korten
0.739 4.09 Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges
0.738 4.27 The Prophet Outcast: Trotsky 1929-1940 by Isaac Deutscher
0.737 4.07 After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead by Alan S. Blinder
0.734 3.8 Imperial Spain: 1469-1716 by J. H. Elliott
0.733 3.77 Next: The Future Just Happened by Michael Lewis
0.733 3.79 Three Who Made a Revolution by Bertram D. Wolfe
0.732 4.58 The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro
0.728 4.19 The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
0.724 4.18 The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
0.712 4.09 The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires by Tim Wu
0.712 3.98 Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live by Jeff Jarvis
0.704 4.34 The Prophet Armed: Trotsky 1879-1921 by Isaac Deutscher
0.682 3.96 This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Information by Andy Greenberg
0.663 3.62 Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
0.636 4.4 The printing press as an agent of change by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein
0.6 4.2 Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile by Taras Grescoe
0.531 3.64 The Hollywood Economist: The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies by Edward Jay Epstein