An office without books means…

A home without books is like a room without windows.” – H. G. Rickover

Maybe it’s because I’ve just finished Senge’s The Fifth Discipline, but I’ve begun to notice–more than I ever did before–who does and doesn’t have books featured prominently in their offices.  I know I have a book obsession, so the shelves upon shelves of books stacked upon each other is part mental illness (a good one) and part practical learner.  Yet, what does it say about someone with an office devoid of books?

I don’t have an answer.  It’s just more a curious question.

Your thoughts?

3 thoughts on “An office without books means…”

  1. I totally agree. I make it a point to check out people’s offices for books, especially which books they have there.

    Although, considering that I probably have books in every room in the house, it’s likely that my opinion will be seen as somewhat biased.

  2. I had not thought about it but you are correct with Books in an office. I often look to see who displays what. We have books in every room in the house and have converted an area into our personal library. At work my books are close by but not featured prominently in my office space. Surprisingly, It is a complicated subject

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