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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

  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Health & Break Bad Ones, James Clear

  • Grit, The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth 

  • Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear, Elizabeth Gilbert 

  • 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

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

  • Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, David Epstein

  • Vivid Vision:  A Remarkable Tool for Aligning Your Business Around a Shared Vision of the Future, Cameron Harold

  • Think & Grow Rich, By Napoleon Hill

  • Rich Dad's CASHFLOW Quadrant, Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom, Robert T Kiyosaki

  • Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, John Warrilow

  • The Private Equity Playbook, Management's Guide to Working with Private Equity, Adam Coffey

  • Buy Then Build, How Acquisition Entrepreneurs Outsmart The Start-up, Walker Deibel

  • The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want.: Elaine Pofeldt

  • The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now, Meg Jay


  • 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

  • High Growth Handbook, Scaling startups from 10 to 10,000 people, Elad Gil

  • Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building a Business, Reid Hoffman

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

  • Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry, John Warrillow


  • 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

  • Measure What Matters, How Google, Bono and Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRS, John Doerr

  • Daring Greatly, How The Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, Brene Brown

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0, By Travis Bradberry, & Jean Graves

  • Get Real: The Power of Genuine Leadership, a Transparent Culture, and an Authentic You, Anna Crowe

Investing & Funding

  • 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

  • Slicing Pie, Funding Your Company Without Funds, Mike Moyer



  • 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

  • Stop Doing That Sh*t, Gary John Bishop

  • 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

  • How Will Your Measure Your Life, Clayton Christensen

  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find-and Keep-Love, Amir Levin and Rachel Heller


  • 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

  • Trailblazer, The Power of Business at The Greatest Platform for Change, Mark Benioff

  • Can't Hurt Me, Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds, David Goggins

  • The Ride of A Lifetime, Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger

  • Bad Blood, Secrets & Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, John Carreyrou

  • Delivering Happiness A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose, Tony Hsieh

  • The Everything Store : Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, Brad Stone

  • Little Black Stretchy Pants, Chip Wilson

  • Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time, Howard Schultz


  • 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

  • Banker to the Poor, Muhammad Yunus

  • The Promise of A Pencil, How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change, Adam Braun

  • $2.00 a Day: Living On Almost Nothing In America, Kathryn Edin

  • Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and The World, Paul Shapiro

  • Give Work, By Leila Janah

  • Disrupt-Her: A Manifesto for the Modern Woman, Miki Agrawal 

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

  • We Can: The Executive Woman's Guide to Career Advancement, Robin Toft

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