Recommended Reading

Here is a list of excellent books that I HIGHLY recommend. They are not in a suggested reading order but I do suggest reading “Living Forward” first. I’ll add to this list as I remember great books or read new ones. If you have books that you would like to suggest please leave a comment.

Personal & Professional Growth:

  1. Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want
  2. How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age
  3. Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
  4. Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals
  5. The Power of a Positive No: Save The Deal Save The Relationship and Still Say No
  6. Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
  7. Ask It: The Question That Will Revolutionize How You Make Decisions
  8. The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials)
  9. The Leading Brain: Neuroscience Hacks to Work Smarter, Better, Happier
  10. Man’s Search For Meaning

Leadership & Strategy:

  1. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
  2. Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
  3. Dual Transformation: How to Reposition Today’s Business While Creating the Future
  4. The Innovator’s Dilemma
  5. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New Edition)
  6. Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge
  7. Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
  8. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t
  9. The Ultimate Question 2.0 (Revised and Expanded Edition): How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World
  10. The Captain Class: A New Theory of Leadership
  11. The Three Rules: How Exceptional Companies Think
  12. Leadership By The Book


  1. Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
  2. Moving Mountains: Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority
  3. All Things New: Heaven, Earth, and the Restoration of Everything You Love
  4. The Barbarian Way: Unleash the Untamed Faith Within
  5. The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life
  6. Paul: A Biography
  7. The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art
  8. Demolishing Strongholds: Finding Victory Over the Struggles That Hold You Back
  9. Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
  10. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
  11. Wild At Heart

Fun Reading: (at least it is to me…)

  1. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  2. Leonardo da Vinci
  3. Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers
  4. Natural Born Heroes: Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
  5. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
  6. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
  7. The Hobbit & The Lord Of The Rings
  8. A Life Without Limits: A World Champion’s Journey
  9. The Alchemist

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