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pfctdayelise

How about Jono Bacon's The Art of Community http://www.artofcommunityonline.org/ ?

Rachel Happe

Great list - I'll throw out a couple of others that helped me think about communities as complex systems (a little wonky so not for everyone):

Linked by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

Complexity by M. Mitchell Waldrop

Other books mentioned by our members as helpful to their thinking about either communities or community management were:

Sway by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman and
Outliers by by Malcolm Gladwell

Richard Millington

I haven't read art of community online, so can't comment on it, I've heard good things about it though.

Likewise, Linked has had some good press.

Sway is a fantastic book as is outliers. I'd recommend both of them. Tamara's book is also pretty good - The New Community Rules

Fernando Moulin

Very useful list - congrats for the powerful blend of newer and more traditional literature about the theme!

twitter.com/communitygirl

Rich: Thanks for the mention in this post. I have some of the other books on my reading list and I've seen that a few are being in conjunction with mine on Amazon, so people are looking for this information about communities. Let me also thank you for your food for thought through this blog and posts that make me think, but most importantly, rethink some of my ideas and positions.

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