Below is a list of books we recommend (and have read): 

Career and Life Planning

  • The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career, By Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha

  • Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters , By Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery, Mark Thompson

  • Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team, By Simon Sinek, David Mead, Peter Docker

  • The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure, Grant Cardone

  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, By Charles Duhigg

  • The Habit Factor by Martin Grunburg

  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It, By Chris Voss

  • Know Can Do! Put Your Know-How Into Action – by Dick Ruhe, Ken Blanchard, and Paul Meyer

  • Make Big Happen: How to Live, Work, and Give Big, By Mark Moses

  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol S. Dweck

  • Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, Sheryl Sandberg

  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg

  • What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?: How to Transform Fear into Courage, by Nina Lesowitz and Susan Schorn


  • Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It... and Why the Rest Don't – Verne Harnish

  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't, Jim Collins

  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, By Peter Thiel, Blake Masters

  • E-Myth Mastery: The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World Class Company, By Michael E. Gerber

  • Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, By Gino Wickman


  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek

  • The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, Gary Keller

  • Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin, John Christensen, Harry Paul

  • The One Minute Manager – Ken Blanchard

  • The One Minute Entrepreneur: The Secret to Creating and Sustaining a Successful Business – Ken Blanchard, Don Hutson, Ethan Willis

  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, By Jocko Willink, Leif Babin

  • Who: The A Method for Hiring, By Geoff Smart, Randy Street


  • Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into A Sales Machine with the $100 Million Best Practices of, By Marylou Tyler, Aaron Ross


  • Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups, By David S. Rose

  • Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist, by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson



  • The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, Erik Brynjolfsson

  • Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era, James Barrat

  • Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World – By Don and Alex Tapscott

Life Design

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, Mark Manson

  • How to Run Away From Home: And Bring Your Family With You, Adam Dailey

  • The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms, Vishen Lakhiani


  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Ashlee Vance

  • Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, Phil Knight

  • Losing My Virginity, Richard Branson


  • The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society’s Toughest Problems, By William Eggers, Paul Macmillan

  • The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers, Paul Polak

  • Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail, Paul Polak

  • Start Something that Matter, Blake Mycoskie

  • Half The Sky Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Nicholas Kristof

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