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CNO's Professional Reading Program

This guide lists the titles in the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program, revised in 2015.

Titles and Nimitz Library Call Numbers

Learning war : the evolution of fighting doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898-1945 - Trent Hone.  Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press.  2018  V169 .H66 2018

The book of why: the new science of cause and effect - Judea Pear and Dana Mackenzie.

Machine platform crowd - Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson.  New York : W.W. Norton & Company. 2017.   HC79.I55 M3668 2017

7 deadly scenarios : a military futurist explores war in the 21st century - Andrew F. Krepinevich.  New York : Bantam Dell, 2009.   U21.2 .K78 2009

Value: The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance - Tim Koller, Richard Dobbs, Bill Huyett, McKinsey & Company.  Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.    HG4028.V3 V36 2011

Grand strategies in war and peace - Paul Kennedy.  New Haven, Yale University Press, 1991.   U162.G68 1991

The fall of the Roman Empire : a new history of Rome and the Barbarians - Peter Heather.  New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.   DG311 .H43 2006

The tipping point : how little things can make a big difference - Malcolm Gladwell.  Boston, Back Bay Books, 2002.    HM1033 .G53 2002

Outliers : the story of success - Malcolm Gladwell.  New York, Little, Brown and Co., 2008.    BF637.S8 G533 2008

On writing well : an informal guide to writing nonfiction - William Zinsser.   New York, Harper and Row, 1980.  PE1429 .Z5 1994  

The innovator's dilemma : the revolutionary book that will change the way you do business - Clayton M. Christensen.  New York, Harper Business, 2011.   HD53 .C49 2011

The High Velocity Edge - Steven J. Spear.

The checklist manifesto : how to get things right - Atul Gawande. New York, N.Y., Metropolitan Books, 2010.   RA399.A1 G39 2010

The Hard Thing About Hard Things - Ben Horowitz.  New York, N.Y., Harper Business, 2014. HD62.5 .H6479 2014  

A Whole New Mind - Daniel H. Pink.  New York, N.Y., Riverhead Books, 2005.   BF408 .P49 2005

Sprint- Jake Knapp.  New York, N.Y., Simon & Schuster, 2016.  HD30.29 .K63 2016

The second machine age : work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies - Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee.  New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 2014.  HC79.I55 B796 2014

Thinking, fast and slow - Daniel Kahneman.  New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.   BF441 .K238 2011

Thinking in time : the uses of history for decision-makers - Richard E. Neustadt, Ernest R. May.  New York, Free Press, 1988.   E743 .N378 1988

The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error' -Sidney Dekker.  Burlington, VT, Ashgate, 2014.  TA169.5 .D45 2014

The Knowing Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action -Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton.  Boston, Mass., Harvard Business School Press, 2000.    HD30.2 .P486 2000

The visual display of quantitative information - Edward R. Tufte.  Cheshire, Conn., Graphics Press, 2001.  QA276.3 .T83 2001

Sensemaking in Organizations - Karl E. Weick.

The art of the long view : paths to strategic insight for yourself and your company - Peter Schwartz.  New York, Currency Doubleday; 1996.  HD30.28 .S316 1996

The elements of style. With revisions, an introd., and a chapter on writing - E. B. White.  New York, Macmillan 1972.  PE1408.S772 1972

Inviting disaster : lessons from the edge of technology : an inside look at catastrophes and why they happen - James R. Chiles.  New York, HarperBusiness, 2001.   T174.5 .C57 2001

Envisioning information - Edward R. Tufte.  Cheshire, Conn., Graphics Press, 1990.  P93.5.T84 1990

Execution : the discipline of getting things done - Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan with Charles Burck.  New York, Crown Business, 2009.   HD31 .B626 2009

The fifth discipline : the art and practice of the learning organization - Senge, Peter M.  New York, Doubleday/Currency, 2006.   HD58.9.S46 1990

Drift Into Failure: From Hunting Broken Components to Understanding Complex Systems - Sidney Dekker.  Farnham ; Burlington, VT. Ashgate Pub., 2011.  HM701 .D45 2011

The black swan : the impact of the highly improbable - Taleb, Nassim Nicholas.  New York, Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2010.   Q375 .T35 2010

The singularity is near : when humans transcend biology - Kurzweil, Ray.  New York, Penguin Books, 2006.    QP376 .K85 2006

Simulating War.  Studying Conflict Through Simulation Games - Philip Sabin.

Strategy : a history - Lawrence Freedman.  Oxford ; New York, Oxford University Press, 2013. U162 .F86 2013

Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents: The Inside Story of How Adm. Hyman Rickover Built the Nuclear Navy - James Reason.  London : Routledge, 2016.   T54 .R4 2016

Red Team" How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy - Micah Zenko.  New York, Basic Books, 2015.   HF5386 .Z46 2015

Blackett's war - Stephen Budiansky.  New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.   D810.R33 B79 2013

Managing the unexpected : resilient performance in an age of uncertainty - Karl E. Weick, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 2007.  HD49 .W45 2007