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
- “Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht” ~ Robert Greene
- “Leadership is Language” ~ L. David Marquet
- “Think Again” ~ Adam Grant
- “A Brief History of Time” ~ Stephen Hawking