Recommendations

Books

  • The Aladdin Factor – Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen – teaches the importance of asking questions.
  • Good to Great– Jim Collins – a study and explanation of companies who have gone from good to great. The Fly Wheel is my favorite principle.
  • Love is the Killer App– Tim Sanders – wish I read this book three years ago. How to network without it feeling like networking.
  • Poke the Box-Seth Godin – try new things, fail fail fail. Ship.
  • Linchpin-Seth Godin – being an artist in any occupation.
  • We Are All Weird-Seth Godin – marketing to weird [actually, niché tribes] people. That group is becoming larger and larger.
  • The Dip-Seth Godin – when to quit and when to keep going. People always quit when success is around the corner. Stop doing dumb stuff.
  • Open: An Autobiography– Andre Agassi – a fantastic read. I recommend Andre’s book to non-tennis fans often. Passionate, real, genuine, very unique.
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership– John C. Maxwell – best seller for a reason. Law of the Inner Circle is my favorite.
  • The 360 Degree Leader– John C. Maxwell – not the same as 21 Laws. Maxwell explains everyone can lead because everyone has influence. Down, up, and across.
  • The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork Workbook– John C. Maxwell – teamwork is hard. Maybe I should read it again….
  • Blink– Malcolm Gladwell – my favorite Gladwell book. Split second decisions. Prejudice. Marriage counseling broken down by psychology.
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People– Stephen R. Covey – hard read. But if you reread parts you’ll learn a lot about implementing good habits.
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People– Dale Carnegie – a Dick Sylvester classic. This book is a tried and true, old, personal development book.
  • How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People– Les T. Giblin – the title isn’t arrogant- it’s just a title. Salesperson must read.
  • The 4-Hour Workweek– Timothy Ferriss – very entertaining and funny book. I listened to it on CD. Causes you to think, “what else could I be doing…?”
  • Lone Survivor-Marcus Luttrell – a war hero autobiography. You won’t be able to put it down. It’s easy- read it on the beach.

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