- 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.