I still think that's a pretty good approach to adult education. I very much think people don't spend enough time reading books from the interesting end of the Long Tail. This has the unfortunate result of everyone thinking too much alike.
What this means to me is that if a lot of people recommend I read a particular book, I probably won't read it, particularly if they are people I hang out with and work with a lot. I'm not trying to be difficult here. I want to make sure I contribute something unique to the job, not just one more take on why the world is flat, for example (and yes I read it & enjoyed it. I also read all of Galdwell's books, don't worry).
So, I'm wondering what sort of books I would put on the Rogue University Reading Guide if I were to write one today. Orbiting the Giant Hairball would still be at the top of the list. I'd add Demarco's Slack too. And Gawande's Complications. And The Hacker Ethic., by Himanen. Everything by Scott McCloud (yes, the comic guy). Andy Nulman's Pow book. Dee Hock's The Chaordic Age.
How about you? Any recommendations from Rogue Nation on interesting reading material that isn't getting talked about much?