What Harvard Business School Faculty are Reading at the Beach

Last Updated May 27, 2011 12:59 PM EDT

As you ponder your summer reading list, here's a sampling of what faculty at Harvard Business School will be consuming. The full list, which includes all-time favorites and guilty pleasures, is found on the HBS Alumni Bulletin.
  • Tom DeLong: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, and a biography of Raymond Carver.
  • Nancy Koehn: The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus by the late Harvard minister Peter Gomes; Daniel Deronde, by George Eliot; Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis.
  • Rohit Deshpande: Between the Assassinations, Aravind Adiga; The Soul of Leadership, Deepak Chopra; Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, Yvon Chouinard; Stop Me If You've Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes, Jim Holt.
  • Stefan Thomke: The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuro-scientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human, V.S. Ramachandran; The World Without Us, Alan Weisman; Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps: Empires of Time, Peter Galison.
  • Rakesh Khurana: The Fiery Trial, by Eric Foner; The Network Nation, Starr Roxanne Hiltz and Murray Turoff; Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart.
  • Zeynep Ton: My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk; The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan; Better, Atul Gawande.
What are you reading this summer?

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  • Sean Silverthorne

    Sean Silverthorne is the editor of HBS Working Knowledge, which provides a first look at the research and ideas of Harvard Business School faculty. Working Knowledge, which won a Webby award in 2007, currently records 4 million unique visitors a year. He has been with HBS since 2001.

    Silverthorne has 28 years experience in print and online journalism. Before arriving at HBS, he was a senior editor at CNET and executive editor of ZDNET News. While at At Ziff-Davis, Silverthorne also worked on the daily technology TV show The Site, and was a senior editor at PC Week Inside, which chronicled the business of the technology industry. He has held several reporting and editing roles on a variety of newspapers, and was Investor Business Daily's first journalist based in Silicon Valley.