Going into 2013, I set the goal of reading twenty books and through the end of July I have completed twenty-five.  My top 7, as well as my entire 2013 reading list, is outlined below (basically in the order they were read).  I highly recommend the top seven. as each is a fun, thought provoking, and worthwhile read.

Top 7 Books so far for 2013

2013 Reading List

3D Printing

  • Makers, The New Industrial Revolution; by Chris Anderson  -Genuinely fun, fast read.  See Makers review.
  • Fabricated, The New World of 3D Printing; by Hod Lipson an Melba Kurman – Well done book with lots of worthwhile information.  There is less cheerleading than Makers, with more meat about future 3D printing areas including Bioprinting, Food processing and environmental.
  • Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, and the Coming Stock Market Boom; by Dr Alexander Elder – Short blurb which gives solid background info on 3D and also discusses the few 3D printing companies that are public.
  • 3D Printing: The Next Technology Gold Rush – Future Factories and How to Capitalize on Distributed Manufacturing by Christopher D Winnan
  • It Will Be Awesome If They Don’t Screw It Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology, by Michael Weinberg – Short white paper (30 pages) mainly concerning Copyrights, Patents, and trademarks with respect to 3D printing.
  • What’s The Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing, by Michael Weinberg – Another short paper (30 pages)
  • From Bits to Pieces: The Business Innovation of 3D Printing, by Peter Keen – Discusses 3d printing for larger corporations.
  • The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, DIYers and Inventors Who Make America Great, by Alec Foege – Not about 3D printing, but celebrates the American innovative spirit.

Non 3D Printing

  • The Darvis System for Stock Market Profits, by Nicholas Darvis  http://www.scribd.com/doc/69831850/darvas
  • The Icarus Deception, by Seth Godin
  • The Physics of Wall Street, by James Owen Weatherall
  • Radical Openness: Four Unexpected Principles For Success, by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams
  • Contagious: Why Things Catch On, by Johan Berger
  • The Power of Starting Something Stupid: How To Crush Fear, Make Dreams Happen, And Live Without Regret, by Richie Norton
  • The 4-Hour Work Week, Expanded and Updated, by Tim Ferriss
  • The Gamification Revolution:  How Leaders Leverage Game Mechanics To Crush The Competition, by Gabe Ziccherman and Joselin Linder
  • Speed Reading: How to Double or Triple Your Reading Speed in Just Under 1 Hour, by Justin Hammond
  • The Science of Marketing:  When to Tweet, What to Post, How to Blog, and Other Proven Strategies, by Dan Zarrella
  • For The Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business, by Kevin Werbach and Dan Hunter
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Create Extraordinary Products for Tomorrow’s Customers, by Jan Chipchase
  • Gamification and Game Mechanics Made Simple, by Nordic Press
  • The End of Big: How The Internet Makes David The New Goliath, by Nicco Mele
  • Loyalty 3.0: How to Revolutionize Customer and Employee Engagement with Big Data and Gamification, by Rajat Paharia
  • Straight Flush: The True Story of Six College Kids Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire and How It All Came Crashing Down, by Ben Mezrich.  Fun read, but a slight let down from Ben Mezrich’s prior works Bringing Down The House, Busting Vegas, Ugly Americans or even Rigged.
  • Youtility, Why Smart Marketing Is About Help Not Hype, by Jay Baer