I just bought a new book (quite heavy by the way, see picture) entitled "The Art of Looking Sideways" (by Alan Fletcher, Phaidon Press). When I was in the bookstore, I could not get the book off my hands. Every page was like a magnet. I had to buy it. This book is not designed to be read in the usual way from beginning to end though. As the ttitle suggests, you have to read sideways.
This is an incredible piece of work which somehow should be required reading in many places including business schools. This is a tribute to the art of gazing. It is inspirational, recreative and full of useful, unexpected references.
In my view, it beats by a fat margin all the hype business books that are supposed to teach CEOS, managers, leaders, businesses how to be great, lasting etc...
I subscribe 100% to Roy R. Behrens, a professor of art at the University of Northern Iowa, when he gives his answer to the traditional question:
"If you were marooned on an island, what book would you want to have with you? ..... I would not hesitate to name Alan Fletcher's The Art of Looking Sideways, which is magnificent stimulant for creative thinking, designing, and teaching."