My Reading List

There’s a common quote that resonates with me when it comes to staying sharp as a leader. The quote is “Leaders read and readers lead”. The message is that a real litmus test for a growing leader is how much and what they read. We are all “life learners” and reading helps provide a catalyst for growth and learning.

Green = Read | Blue = Currently Reading | Black = In Queue to Read

Here is my reading list for 2012:

  1. Start Something that Matters (Blake Mycoskie)
  2. Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand)
  3. Making Things Stick (Chip and Dan Heath)
  4. Making Ideas Happen (Scott Belsky)
  5. Rumors of God (Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson)
  6. Jesus, My Father, The CIA and Me (Ian Morgan Cron)
  7. Samson and the Pirate Monks: Calling Men to Authentic Brotherhood (Nate Larkin)
  8. The Four Steps to the Epiphany (Steve Blanks)
  9. The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development (Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits)
  10. The Toyota Way (Jeffrey Liker)
  11. Certain to Win : The Strategy of John Boyd, Applied to Business (Chet Richards)
  12. Talent is Overrated (Geoff Colvin)
  13. Strategy Power Plays (Tim Phillips and Karen Mccreadie)
  14. Great by Choice (Jim Collins)
  15. The Myth of the Garage (Chip Heath)
  16. Focus (Al Ries)
  17. Linchpin (Seth Godin)
  18. Drive (Daniel Pink)
  19. Radical (David Platt)
  20. Bonhoeffer, Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (Eric Metaxas)
  21. Decision Points (George W. Bush)
  22. Inside the Tornado (Geoffrey Moore)
  23. Crossing the Chasm (Geoffrey Moore)
  24. The War of Art (Steven PressField)
  25. Washington: A Life (Ron Chernow)
  26. Colonel Roosevelt (Edmund Morris)
  27. Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy (Joan Magretta)
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