Management

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. “My role model of an independent woman when I was growing up. ‘Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!’”

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth. “Since reading this book as a kid, I have been obsessed with efficiency. Read it at your own risk.”

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. “Pearl S. Buck’s house in Nanjing was the office of my department at Nanjing University, but we students couldn’t read this book because it was banned in China. I finally read it in the U.S.”

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson. “Torn between staying in the IT industry and becoming a (poor) PhD student in journalism, I used Benjamin Franklin’s method to decide. It worked well. Read it with John Adams.”

John Adams by David McCullough. “Both Franklin and Adams were great men, in such different ways. They had many disagreements, but the American Revolution needed them both.”

 

Biographies

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. “My role model of an independent woman when I was growing up. ‘Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!’”

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth. “Since reading this book as a kid, I have been obsessed with efficiency. Read it at your own risk.”

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. “Pearl S. Buck’s house in Nanjing was the office of my department at Nanjing University, but we students couldn’t read this book because it was banned in China. I finally read it in the U.S.”

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson. “Torn between staying in the IT industry and becoming a (poor) PhD student in journalism, I used Benjamin Franklin’s method to decide. It worked well. Read it with John Adams.”

John Adams by David McCullough. “Both Franklin and Adams were great men, in such different ways. They had many disagreements, but the American Revolution needed them both.”

 

How Tos

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. “My role model of an independent woman when I was growing up. ‘Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!’”

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth. “Since reading this book as a kid, I have been obsessed with efficiency. Read it at your own risk.”

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. “Pearl S. Buck’s house in Nanjing was the office of my department at Nanjing University, but we students couldn’t read this book because it was banned in China. I finally read it in the U.S.”

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson. “Torn between staying in the IT industry and becoming a (poor) PhD student in journalism, I used Benjamin Franklin’s method to decide. It worked well. Read it with John Adams.”

John Adams by David McCullough. “Both Franklin and Adams were great men, in such different ways. They had many disagreements, but the American Revolution needed them both.”

 

History

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. “My role model of an independent woman when I was growing up. ‘Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!’”

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth. “Since reading this book as a kid, I have been obsessed with efficiency. Read it at your own risk.”

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. “Pearl S. Buck’s house in Nanjing was the office of my department at Nanjing University, but we students couldn’t read this book because it was banned in China. I finally read it in the U.S.”

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson. “Torn between staying in the IT industry and becoming a (poor) PhD student in journalism, I used Benjamin Franklin’s method to decide. It worked well. Read it with John Adams.”

John Adams by David McCullough. “Both Franklin and Adams were great men, in such different ways. They had many disagreements, but the American Revolution needed them both.”