Recommended Reading

There’s no shortage of information out there today, but everybody has limited time and attention.

Almost without fail I read books that are recommended to me or that I’ve heard about before reading ones I stumble across myself.

This page is designed to help you cut through the chatter and maybe find some of the very best books out there today.

This list will be limited by my own reading, as I will not recommend a book here that I have not read personally.

 

RECOMMENDED READING LIST:  (In no particular order)

 

The Ideal Team Player:  How To Recognize & Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues. 

 

Every Good Endeavor:  Connecting Your Work to God’s Work. 

 

Convergence:  Spiritual Journeys of a Charismatic Calvinist. 

 

Edwards on the Christian Life:  Alive to the Beauty of God. 

 

Tools of Titans:  The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers. 

 

Rocket Fuel:  The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business. 

 

The Knowledge of the Holy.

 

The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead. 

 

The Enneagram:  A Christian Perspective. 

 

The Search for God and Guinness:  A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World. 

 

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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement. 

 

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The One Thing:  The Surprisingly Simple Truth behind Extraordinary Results. 

 

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The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing. 

 

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Grinding it Out:  The Making if McDonalds by Ray Kroc. 

 

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Essentialism:  The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. 

 

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The Portable MBA.  

 

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Jim Clayton: First a Dream.

 

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Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men: An Utterly Invigorating Guide to Being Your Most Masculine Self.

 

 

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QBQ! The Question Behind the Question.

 

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Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds.

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Great By Choice:  Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck- Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

 

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Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make The Leap…And Others Don’t.

 

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How The Mighty Fall:  And Why Some Companies Neve Give In.

 

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The 15 Invaluable Laws Of Growth:  Live Them and Reach Your Potential

 

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EntreLeadership:  20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches

 

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Execution:  The Discipline of Getting Things Done

 

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One Question:  Life-Changing Answers From Today’s Leading Voices

 

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Do The Work:  The Enemy is Resistance

 

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The Power of Full Engagement:  Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal.

 

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Rich Dad Poor Dad:  What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not.

 

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The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant:  Principles for Successful Living.

 

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The Richest Man in Babylon: The Success Secrets of the Ancients.

 

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Equity Happens:  Building Lifelong Wealth with Real Estate.

 

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Midas Touch:  Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich And Why Most Don’t.

 

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The Advantage:  Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business.

 

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Meet You In Hell:  Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Transformed America.

 

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Love Your God With All Your Mind:  The Role of Reason In the Life of the Soul.

 

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Decision Points:  George W. Bush

 

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The Millionaire Next Door:  The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy.

 

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Thou Shalt Prosper:  Ten Commandments for Making Money.

 

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The Five Temptations of a CEO:  A Leadership Fable

 

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Steve Jobs: by Walter Isaacson

 

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Outstanding!: 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional

 

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Tribes: We Need You to Lead us.

 

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Who Moved My Cheese?  An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life.

 

Have you read a book recently that you would recommend?  

Let us know in the comments below!

 

Entrepreneur, Investor, Optimistic Realist. Saved by Grace, Student of Life. Husband, Father, Son.

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7 thoughts on “Recommended Reading

  1. Great recommendations, Kent! We share a few favorites in common including Good to Great, The Millionaire Next Door, How to Win at the Sport of Business & others, too. Ever read The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren?