Since 2003, Chatopic (which I co-founded with Steve Lee) has been a place where you can: A) read a great book; B) beat the topic into the ground at a meetup with a good group of people, and then; C) grab grub afterwards.
Our topics have ranged from Organized Religion, Animal Rights and Marketing, to Futurism, Philosophy and Design. Each Chatopic series is comprised of 6-9 books, chosen by popular vote, and we meet every eight weeks or so. If this sounds interesting to you, give me a holler.
Here is our latest series of books:
- How Will You Measure Your Life - by Clayton M. Christensen (240 Pages)
- Thinking, Fast and Slow - by Daniel Kahneman (511 Pages)
- Makers: The New Industrial Revolution - by Chris Anderson (272 Pages)
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - by Susan Cain (300 Pages)
- Drift: the Unmooring of American Military Power - by Rachael Maddow (288 Pages)
- Design Thinking + A Whole New Mind - by Daniel Pink (288 Pages)
- Food Fight: The Citizen's Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill - by Daniel Imhoff (356 Pages)
- Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality - by Patricia Churchland (288 Pages)
- Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell - by Phil Lapsley (416 Pages)
You can access any of the books by clicking the items labeled as 'CHATOPIC 2013 BOOK SERIES' on the side panel at the left.