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Additions to Reading

We’ve posted some new reading recommendations in our Resources section of the website. Not only some new categories but where you can buy them that’s both an online and classic bookstore.
We maintain “bookshelves” at Powell’s Books, a Northwest institution in Portland. This is one of the great bookstores of the world and worthy of support. Not that I’ve got anything against the A-store (and I used to be one of their affiliates) but I found they started acting like a corporate bully the longer I was with them.
I never miss a trip to Powell’s when I’m in Portland. The store occupies an entire city block and a few hours of my time if I’ve got it.
We’ve got reading recommendations on:


  • Classics on the future. Thought leaders and seminal works. As we put it in the Association of Professional Futurists: Most Important Future Works
  • What’s New or Noteworthy. These are not always books about future methods but pieces that provoke thought, trigger implication thinking, or have some bearing on a future we’ve not yet experienced.
  • What We’re Reading Now. Just that. I’ll try to keep you up to speed on not just my reading on the future but a fairly broad, eclectic reading regimen.
  • Fiction for the Future. Why not be entertained? Here’s some reading to carry with you or set on the nightstand to provoke thought about what’s coming.
  • Background, Support, Of Interest. Not specifically about the future but broadening reading. All well-written. History, philosophy, compelling ideas.