Books

We love books. We love them so much that we ask every successful entrepreneur and executive we interview for their favorite reads; the books that had the biggest impact on their professional lives.

Below is a compiled list, ranked by number of recommendations:

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins (43)

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman (18)

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek (14)

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki (14)

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (14)

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie (14)

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz (13)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey (12)

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (11)

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight (10)

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber (10)

Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t by Verne Harnish (8)

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni (8)

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss (7)

Rework by Jason Fried (6)

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg (6)

The Art of War by Sun Tzu (6)

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel (6)

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh (5)

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Roberts (5)

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl (5)

Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim (5)

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio (5)

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (4)

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins (4)

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins (4)

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (4)

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm by Verne Harnish (4)

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell (4)

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin (4)

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown (4)

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries (4)

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing (4)

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder (4)

Hyper Sales Growth: Street-Proven Systems & Processes. How to Grow Quickly & Profitably. by Jack Daly (3)

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis (3)

Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business by Gino Wickman (3)

Winning by Jack Welch (3)

Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz (3)

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell (3)

Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari (3)

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek (3)

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin (3)

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink (3)

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick M. Lencioni (3)

The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by Shawn Achor (3)

Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs by John Doerr (3)

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John Maxwell (3)

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox (3)

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson (3)

Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute (3)

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon (3)

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (3)

Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott (3)

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink (3)

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle (3)

Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey A. Moore (3)

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (2)

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (2)

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard (2)

Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles in Opportunities by Sharon L. Lechter (2)

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal (2)

1776 by David McCullough (2)

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz (2)

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (2)

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (2)

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond Ph.D. (2)

The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough (2)

The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough (2)

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg (2)

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (2)

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday (2)

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker (2)

The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho (2)

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance (2)

Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown (2)

Make Big Happen: How to Live, Work and Give Big by Mark Moses (2)

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller (2)

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle (2)

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (2)

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro (2)

Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone (2)

The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies by Chet Holmes (2)

Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz (2)

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss (2)

Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track– and Keeping It There by Les McKeown (2)

The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues by Patrick M. Lencioni (2)

The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field by Michael Michalowicz (2)

Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons in Life by Richard Branson (2)

First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham (2)

The Discipline of Market Leaders: Choose Your Customers, Narrow Your Focus, Dominate Your Market by Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema (2)

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen (2)

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (2)

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant (2)

How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling by Frank Bettger (2)

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (2)

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer (2)

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Ever Seen by Bruce Springsteen (2)

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (2)

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely (2)

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt (2)

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brenee Brown (2)

Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! by Tony Robbins (2)

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey (2)

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow (2)

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss (2)

Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson (2)

EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches by Dave Ramsey (2)

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn (2)

Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide to Opening Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, Email, Text, and Cold Calling by Jeb Blount (2)

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt (1)

Born Again by Charles Colson (1)

Top of Mind: Use Content to Unleash Your Influence and Engage Those Who Matter To You by John Hall (1)

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman (1)

MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins (1)

Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account by Miklos Nyiszli (1)

The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective by Andy Andrews (1)

The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King by Rich Cohen (1)

The Generals by W.E.B. Griffin (1)

Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne (1)

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard (1)

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power by Daniel Yergin (1)

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard (1)

Island of Saints: A Story of the One Principle That Frees the Human Spirit by Andy Andrews (1)

Sea of Glory: America’s Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by Nathaniel Philbrick (1)

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book by Anonymous (1)

The Peebles Principles: Tales and Tactics from an Entrepreneur’s Life of Winning Deals, Succeeding in Business, and Creating a Fortune from Scratch by R. Donahue Peebles (1)

King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone by David Carey (1)

The Education of an American Dreamer: How a Son of Greek Immigrants Learned His Way from a Nebraska Diner to Washington, Wall Street, and Beyond by Peter G. Peterson (1)

The Real Estate Entrepreneur: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Your Own Brokerage by Clifford Perotti (1)

Raising The Bar: The Life and Work of Gerald D. Hines by Mark Seal (1)

The Rules of the Game: International Money and Exchange Rates by Ronald I. McKinnon (1)

Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life by Albert-laszlo Barabasi (1)

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran (1)

How Full is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath (1)

Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality by Anthony De Mello (1)

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser (1)

Get a Grip: How to Get Everything You Want from Your Entrepreneurial Business by Gino Wickman (1)

StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (1)

Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm (1)

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell (1)

Life is Good: The Book by Bert and John Jacobs (1)

The Shift from One to Many: A Practical Guide to Leadership by Chrismon Nofsinger (1)

Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump (1)

The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking (1)

Cosmos by Carl Sagan (1)

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (1)

Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson (1)

Confidence Game: How Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman Called Wall Street’s Bluff by Christine S. Richard (1)

Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow (1)

Managing The Professional Service Firm by David H. Maister (1)

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (1)

Airframe: A Novel by Michael Crichton (1)

Next by Michael Crichton (1)

Playing for Pizza: A Novel by John Grisham (1)

Bossypants by Tina Fey (1)

How Google Works by Eric Schmidt (1)

The Dan Sullivan Question by Dan Sullivan (1)

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (1)

Scaling up Excellence by Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao (1)

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive by Patrick Lencioni (1)

Story by Robert McKee (1)

The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort (1)

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by  Viktor Mayer-Schönberger (1)

Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons by Lewis Schiff (1)

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson (1)

Management Mantras by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (1)

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe (1)

The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1)

The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers by Bill Conaty (1)

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin (1)

Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem (1)

The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman (1)

The Fine Art of Small Talk: How To Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills — and Leave a Positive Impression! by Debra Fine (1)

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferazzi (1)

Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty: The Only Networking Book You’ll Ever Need by Harvey Mackay (1)

Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle by Larry Ellison and Matthew Symonds (1)

Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan (1)

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (1)

Pyramid by David Macaulay (1)

Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System–and Themselves by Andrew Ross Sorkin (1)

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich (1)

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose (1)

Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi (1)

Running Scared: The Life and Treacherous Times of Las Vegas Casino King Steve Wynn by John L. Smith (1)

Start Small, Finish Big: Fifteen Key Lessons to Start–And Run–Your Own Successful Business by Fred DeLuca (1)

All You Need to Know About the Music Business by Donald S. Passman (1)

You’ll See It When You Believe It: The Way to Your Personal Transformation by Wayne W. Dyer (1)

Coaching for Improved Work Performance by Ferdinand Fournies (1)

Where Is Joe Merchant? A Novel Tale by Jimmy Buffett (1)

Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth by David G. Thomson (1)

The Real Deal: My Life in Business and Philanthropy by Sandy Weill (1)

Leading Change by John P. Kotter (1)

The Pillars of the Earth: A Novel by Ken Follett (1)

Trinity by Leon Uris (1)

The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg & John David Mann (1)

Great CEOs Are Lazy by Jim Schleckser (1)

Eye of the Needle: A Novel by Ken Follett (1)

Know Your Why: Finding and Fulfilling Your Calling in Life by Ken Costa (1)

Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate, and Outnegotiate Your Competition by Harvey B. Mackay (1)

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher (1)

The Way of the Shepherd: 7 Ancient Secrets to Managing Productive People by Kevin Leman and William Pentak (1)

Discipline Without Punishment: The Proven Strategy That Turns Problem Employees into Superior Performers by Dick Grote (1)

The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington (1)

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown (1)

Moonwalking with Einstein The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer (1)

Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive by Noah J. Goldstein, Ph.D (1)

No Man’s Land: Where Growing Companies Fail  by Doug Tatum (1)

The Stand by Stephen King (1)

Consciously Creating Circumstances by George Winslow Plummer (1)

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith (1)

The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company by David Packard (1)

Building a Magnetic Culture: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent to Create an Engaged, Productive Workforce by Kevin Sheridan (1)

Becoming the Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership by Harry M. Kraemer (1)

The Godfather by Mario Puzo (1)

11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King (1)

I’m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie by Pamela Des Barres (1)

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1)

Intelligent Enterprise: A Knowledge and Service Based Paradigm for Industry by James Brian Quinn (1)

The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence by Ray Kurzweil (1)

Winning at Entrepreneurship: Insiders’ Tips on Buying, Building, and Selling Your Own Business by Rod Robertson (1)

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (1)

Through the Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliott (1)

The Five Faces of Genius: Creative Thinking Styles to Succeed at Work by Annette Moser-Wellman (1)

The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton (1)

Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton (1)

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny by Robin Sharma (1)

Lovemarks by Kevin Roberts (1)

Beyond Entrepreneurship: Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company by James Collins (1)

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman (1)

The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart by Bill Bishop (1)

The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change) by Clayton M. Christensen (1)

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown (1)

Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance by Bob P. Buford (1)

Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes by Mark Penn (1)

Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave by Adam Alter (1)

Who: The A Method for Hiring 1st by Geoff Smart and Randy Street (1)

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1)

The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge (1)

Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation by James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones (1)

The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work by Jon Gordon (1)

Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin (1)

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard (1)

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick (1)

The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America by Russell Shorto (1)

The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki (1)

Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson (1)

Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind by Al Res and Jack Trout (1)

Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone by Satya Nadella (1)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (1)

Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley (1)

Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles (1)

What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School by Mark McCormack (1)

Dune by Frank Herbert (1)

The Problems of Philosophy by Betrand Russell (1)

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday (1)

Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There by Richard Fenton (1)

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield (1)

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls (1)

Choose Yourself! by James Altucher (1)

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant (1)

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss (1)

Killing Sacred Cows: Overcoming the Financial Myths That Are Destroying Your Prosperity by Garrett Gunderson (1)

Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman (1)

High Output Management by Andy Grove (1)

Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner (1)

Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way To Be Smart by Ian Ayers (1)

How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life by Joanna Barsh & Susie Cranston (1)

Living with Joy: Keys to Personal Power and Spiritual Transformation by Sanana Roman (1)

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (1)

Ready. Fire. Aim.: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat by Michael Masterson (1)

The Go Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg (1)

The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies by Chet Holmes (1)

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible by Charles Eisenstein (1)

The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate by Fran Hauser (1)

Launch: An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams by Jeff Walker (1)

Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life by Grant Cardone (1)

The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis (1)

The Breakthrough Company: How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers by Keith McFarland

Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker (1)

Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want by Michael Hyatt (1)

The Financier by Theodore Dreiser (1)

The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck (1)

The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History by William C. Rempel (1)

Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham (1)

Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller (1)

The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World by David Deutsch (1)

Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux (1)

The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football by Jeff Benedict (1)

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini (1)

Buzz Marketing: Get People to Talk About Your Stuff by Mark Hughes (1)

Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team by Simon Sinek (1)

Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur by Derek Sivers (1)

Beloved by Toni Morrison (1)

Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson (1)

The Focused Business: How Entrepreneurs Can Triumph Over Chaos by Dave Crenshaw (1)

The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch (1)

Scale: The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms, Cities, and Companies by Geoffrey West (1)

It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried (1)

Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry by Marc Benioff (1)

The Narrow Road: Stories of Those Who Walk This Road Together by Felix Dennis (1)

Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson (1)

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days by Jessica Livingston (1)

The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz (1)

Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone by Mark Goulston (1)

Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility (1) by Patty McCord

Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle by Jim Rohn (1)

Multi-Family Millions: How Anyone Can Reposition Apartments for Big Profits by David Lindahl (1)

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford (1)

Rashmi Rathi by Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (1)

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (1)

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird & Martin J. Sherwin (1)

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin (1)

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (1)

Last Man Standing: The Ascent of Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan Chase by Duff McDonald (1)

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear (1)

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis (1)

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker (1)

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (1)

Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best… and Learn from the Worst by Robert Sutton (1)

The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your Life by Lama Christie McNally (1)

The Experience Economy by B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore (1)

Harry and the Terrible Whatzit by Dick Gackenbach (1)

The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War by A. J. Baime (1)

The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life by Erwin Raphael McManus (1)

The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro (1)

Leaders: Myth and Reality by General Stanley McChrystal (1)

Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People by Vanessa Van Edwards (1)

Hug Your Haters: How to Embrace Complaints and Keep Your Customers by Jay Baer (1)

Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead by Laszio Bock (1)

The Carpenter: A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All by Jon Gordon (1)

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time by Susan Scott (1)

Extreme Revenue Growth: Startup Secrets to Growing Your Sales from $1 million to $25 million in Any Industry by Victor Chang (1)

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (1)

Making It in the Minors: A Team Owner’s Lessons in the Business of Baseball by Allyn I. Freeman (1)

Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work by David Rock (1)

The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth by Mark Victor Hansen (1)

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth (1)

Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance by Tony Dungy (1)

The Man in the Mirror: Solving the 24 Problems Men Face by Patrick Morley (1)

Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life by Donald J. Trump (1)

The Alchemy of Growth: Practical Insights for Building the Enduring Enterprise by David White (1)

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (1)

U.S. Master Tax Guide by CCH Tax Law Editors (1)

The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth by Chris Zook (1)

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1)

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (1)

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (1)

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