Books and more books

As you could already guess from my leisure activities, I like to read a lot, mostly reading specialist literature and only a few novels.
I didn’t have that much time during my studies, but even then, I read various books that were not included in the curriculum but were very well themed.

  • “Work Rules!: Insight from inside Google that will transform how you live and lead” ~ Laszlo Bock
  • “Das Harvard Konzept: Die unschlagbare Methode für beste Verhandlungsergebnisse” ~ Roger Fischer, William Ury, Bruce Patton
  • “Maucher und Malik über Management: Maximen unternehmerischen Handelns” ~ Helmut Maucher, Frederik Mail, Farsam Farschtschian
  • “Victory through organization: Why the War for Talent is failing your company and what you can do about it.” ~ Dave Ulrich, David Kryscynski, Wayne Brockbank, Mike Ulrich
  • “An Introduction to contemporary work psychology” ~ Maria C. W. Peeters, Jan de Jonge, Toon W. Taris
  • “Compensation & Benefits Management” ~ Urs Klingler, Loran Lampert, Marco Feliziani

In order to expand and deepen my professional knowledge and expertise about HR and HR Analytics Analytics, I read:

  • “Predictive HR Analytics: Mastering the HR metric” ~ Martin R. Edwars, Kirsten Edwards
  • “People Analytics in the Era of Big Data: Changing the way you attract, acquire, develop, and retain talent” ~ Jean Paul Isson, Jesse S. Harriott
  • “People Analytics: How social sensing technology will transform business and what it tells us about the future of work” ~ Ben Waber
  • “The Power of People: Learn how successful organizations use workforce analytics to improve business performance” ~ Nigel Guenole, Jonathan Ferrar, Sheri Feinzig

I would never miss the chance to read biographies and a few novels in English.

  • “Steve Jobs” ~ Walter Isaacson
  • “Nelson Mandela: Der lange Weg zur Freiheit”
  • “Warren Buffett: Das Leben ist wie ein Schneeball” ~ Alice Schroeder
  • “Otto von Habsburg” ~ Stephan Baier, Eva Demmerle
  • the Dan Brown novels ~ “Digital Fortress” to “Origin”
  • “Verblendung”; “Verdammnis”; Vergebung” ~ Stieg Larsson

Of course, not only specialist books are on my reading list. The following books can also currently be found there:

  • “Mut zur Pflicht: Warum wir mehr Verantwortung tragen müssen” ~ Otto von Habsburg
  • “Die Theorie der Unbildung”; “Bildung als Provokation” ~ Konrad Paul Liessmann
  • “Das Tibetische Buch vom Leben und vom Sterben” ~ Sogyal Rinpoche

Although I don’t limit my reading to books, I also read various magazines and websites regularly, mainly the Harvard Business Review, with its well-founded and informative articles.

At the end of my master’s studies at Tilburg University, I had some time to read other than the compulsory literature on the respective subjects. One of the positive side effects of the Covid-19 pandemic was that some publishers of school and textbooks allowed access to the ebooks free of charge or much cheaper. I also use this to educate myself or to satisfy my curiosity in this area for the beginning.

  • “Discovering Statistics using R” ~ Andy Fields, Jeremy Miles, Zoe Field
  • “A Beginners Guide to R” ~ Alain F. Zuur, Elena N. Ieno, Erick H.W.G. Meesters
  • “Introduction to Law” ~ Jaap Hage, Antonia Waltermann, Bram Akkermans
  • “Business Ethics – A Philosophical and Behavioral Approach” ~ Christian A. Conrad
  • “Principles of Data Mining” ~ May Bramer
  • “Essentials of Business Analytics” ~ Bhimasankaram Pochiraju, Sridhar Seshadri
  • “Cryptography Made Simple” ~ Nigel P. Smart
  • “Understanding Cryptography” ~ Christof Paar, Kan Pelzl

After all the exams were behind me, I was able to read other books than textbooks, which of course I used and finally read some books that were on my extensive reading list. I started with the following books.

  • “Originals” ~ Adam Grant
  • “Give and Take – Why helping others drives our success” ~ Adam Grant
  • “Leadership is Language” ~ L. David Marquet
  • “Think Again” ~ Adam Grant
  • “A Brief History of Time” ~ Stephen Hawking

In the past two months I have again found some interesting books that I will be reading soon or have already started to read.
This includes:

  • “Die Menschheit schafft sich ab – Die Erde im Griff des Anthropozän” ~ Harald Lesch, Klaus Kamphausen
  • “Digital Body Language – How to build trust & connection no matter the ditsance” ~ Erica Dhawan
  • “How to Change – The Science of getting from where you are to where you want to be” – ~ Katy Milkman
  • “Noise – A flaw in Human judgement” ~ Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, Cass R. Sunstein