The Reading List

The Reading List

Here’s my reading list.


Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

On the Book Shelf

Principles by Ray Dalio

Rookie Smarts by Liz Wiseman

Permission to Screw Up by Kristen Hadeed

Start. by Jon Acuff

The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin

Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau

Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield

Mastery by Robert Greene

Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt


Never Split the Difference – Negotiating as if your life depended on it By Chris Voss.

What did I learn? I’m continuing my learning on negotiating and challenging conversations. This book is a great read filled with learnings from Chris’ in-the-field hostage negotiations. This led to this posting on Conflict.

Start with Why – How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action By Simon Sinek

What did I learn? I’m somewhat ashamed that I haven’t read this one already. So this is my chance to correct that gap, and I’m looking forward to it.

Difficult Conversations – How to Discuss What Matters Most By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen

What did I learn? First, I loved their book Thanks for the Feedback, but I also want to continue addressing an area I want to improve. This led to this posting on Conflict.

Play Bigger – How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets by Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lochhead, and Kevin Maney

What did I learn? Because two Executives mentioned that this should be next on my list. This book is full of examples around Category Creation. It also led to this posting about Zed.

Leadership and the Art of Growing up by Jerry Colonna

What did I learn? This book tears down who you are today and talks about what ‘Ghost in the machine’ you might be avoiding. It is powerful, but you must be open to considering that you have baggage. If you are open to that, this book is a must-read.

Humanocracy – Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them by Gary Hamel/Michele Zanini

What did I learn? If you are in a large organization and feeling hampered by the old guard, the old thinking, and the slowness of everything – consider this book your inspiration. It all starts with self-reflection and how you are contributing to the bureaucracy, and then it gives you tips on how to burn it down – or at least make an impact.