Resources‎ > ‎

Good Books

This isn't your high school summer reading list. These are books that you will love reading and won't be able to put down. I am a large proponent of buying all books for my kindle because it allows me to read the books on my laptop, iPhone, or kindle fire. Since I have a perpetually large queue of books to read, I usually am reading three different books at a time across the three devices. The ability to read a quick 5 pages of a book on my iPhone while I wait on line has been very useful to allow me to maximize my reading time each day. I encourage you to download the kindle app for your phone to spend more time on personal development and less time playing angry birds. Check out the amazon links below to learn more about each of the books and select a few that interest you.

8,789 Words of Wisdom by Barbara Ann Kipfer
A Class with Drucker: The Lost Lessons of the World's Greatest Management Teacher by William A. Cohen
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
Anything You Want by Derek Sivers
Book Yourself Solid... by Michael Port
Click: The Forces Behind How We Fully Engage with People, Work, and Everything We Do by Ori Brafman
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh (
DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education by Anya Kamenetz
Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
End Malaria by Various Authors
EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey
Everything I Know About Business I Learned from the Grateful Dead by Barry Barnes
The Flinch by Julien Smith (FREE)
Freedom is Blogging in Your Underwear by Hugh MacLeod
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
Grouped: How small groups of friends are the key to influence on the social web by Paul Adams
Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Entrepreneurial Businesses by Edward Hess
How To Be A 20-Something by Brandon Scott Gorrell
How to Be a High School Superstar: A Revolutionary Plan to Get into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out) by Cal Newport
How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less by Cal Newport
How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's Top Students by Cal Newport
How to Win at the Sport of Business by Mark Cuban
The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? by Seth Godin
Impact Investing (Innovations Journal) by Mirjam Schoning
John F. Kennedy on Leadership: The Lessons and Legacy of a President by John A. Barnes
Lead by Example: 50 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Results by John Baldoni
Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life by Donald T. Phillips
Mastery by Robert Greene
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt
Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin
Read This Before Our Next Meeting by Al Pittampalli
Rework by Jason Fried
Secrets of the Marketing Masters by Dick Martin
Secrets of World-of-Mouth Marketing: How to Trigger Exponential Sales by George Silverman
Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport
Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City by Brad Feld
Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris
The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential by John C. Maxwell
The 50th Law by Robert Greene and 50 Cent
The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
The Surpassing! Life by Brad Rex
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin
Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
V Is for Vulnerable: Life Outside the Comfort Zone by Seth Godin
What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 by Tina Seelig
Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck?: And Other Provocations, 2006-2012 by Seth Godin
You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins
Zarrella's Hierarchy of Contagiousness: The Science, Design, and Engineering of Contagious Ideas by Dan Zarrella