Books

I have read a lot of business self-development, finance, motivation, and other related books.  As my one friend says I’m a business book geek.  I am always recommending books to people.  This page is an effort to categorize my recommendations so I can tell them to reference my blog and not just ask them to remember random titles.

This is just a dump from my One-Note file.  I will try organizing this list over time.  Also, just because it is on the list I do not necessarily recommend the book 🙂  but most of these I have enjoyed to some level or another.  I will be following up with more detailed analysis (and author names) over the next several months.

  • 10x
  • 18 Minutes
  • 48 Laws of Power
  • 4-Hour Workweek, The
  • A Branded World
  • A Fine Line
  • Accidental Genius
  • Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World’s, the
  • Antifragile
  • Art of War: The Strategy of Sun Tzu, the
  • Beyond Office Politics: The Hidden Story of Power,..
  • Big brands big troubles
  • Blink
  • Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Breakfast of Champions
  • Breakthrough Company
  • Cats cradle
  • Charisma Myth, The
  • Checklist Manifesto
  • CIO Handbook, The
  • Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
  • Creativity Inc
  • Crossing the Chasm
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Decisive
  • Discipline of Innovation, The
  • Eat That Frog
  • Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power..
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • E-Myth
  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • Entreleadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
  • Fat Chance
  • Financial Intelligence for IT Professionals: What You Really..
  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The
  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, The
  • Five Elements of Thinking, The
  • Freakonomics
  • Getting Things Done
  • Go It Alone!
  • Good to great
  • Grain Brain
  • Great by Choice
  • HBR’s Must Reads Digital Boxed Set (6 Books) (HBR’s 10 Must..
  • How to Measure anything
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People
  • Influence
  • Influencers
  • Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy
  • Innovator’s Dilemma
  • Innovator’s Solution
  • Last Lecture
  • Leading Teams Effectively: How HR Can Drive Company Productivity: ExecBlueprint
  • Lean Startup, the
  • Legend of the Monk and the Merchant: Principles for Successful Living, The
  • Lexus and the Olive Tree
  • Long Tail
  • Made To Stick
  • Manageing Oneself
  • Management (Drucker)
  • Managing For the Long Term (HBR)
  • Managing Humans
  • Mentor Leader
  • Moowalking With Einstein
  • Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
    by Liz Wiseman (my review)
  • New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan: How to Take Charge,.., The
  • One Minute Manager, the
  • Outliers
  • Paul Graham: The Art of Funding a Startup (A Mixergy..
  • Personal MBA, The
  • Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, the
  • Power Of Story, the
  • Practice Perfect
  • Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field, the
  • Purple Cow
  • QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life
  • Raving Fans
  • Rework
  • Rhinoceros Success : the Secret to Charging Full Speed Toward Every Opportunity
    By Scott Alexander (my review)
  • Rich Dad; Poor Dad
  • Rock then Roll: The Secrets of Culture-Driven Leadership
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Start
  • Start With Why
  • Steve Jobs
  • Super Freakonomics
  • Ten Faces of Innovation, The
  • TenX Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure,The
  • Theory of Business
  • Think Like a Freak
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow
  • This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
  • Timequake
  • Tipping point
  • Transformational CIO: Leadership and Innovation.., the
  • True North
  • Truth About Making Smart Decisions, the
  • Understanding Michael Porter
  • Venture Deals
  • Vigin Way
  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
  • What Great Sales People Do
  • What only the CEO can do
  • What the Dog Saw
  • What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings—and Life
  • Where Good Ideas Come From
  • Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
  • Why We Buy
  • World is Flat, The
  • Yes
  • Zero to One