25 Reads for 2018


Ever been to the gym in the first week of January? Standing room only. How about the first week in February? Back to the regulars. Instead of making unrealistic New Year’s resolutions that are doomed to fail, a better strategy is to make smaller, more incremental changes that will stick. The goal is to be a better version of yourself today than yesterday, and be better tomorrow than yourself today.

One of my personal strategies to improve over time is to read – our brains have a near-limitless capacity to learn new things – and the knowledge you can gain by reading is limited only by the time it takes. For the past several weeks, I’ve been asking for recommendations from my network for great books (both new, and old) that have made an impact on their life. I’ve compiled a list of books that have either been on my list in the past or that will be on my nightstand in the next year:

  1. The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz

  2. Principles: Life & Work- Ray Dalio

  3. Tools of Titans - Tim Ferriss

  4. Tribe of Mentors - Tim Ferriss

  5. One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams - Chris Fussell

  6. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Marie Kondo

  7. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear - Elizabeth Gilbert

  8. The Leader Who Had No Title - Robin Sharma

  9. Supply Chain Management for Dummies - Daniel Stanton

  10. Soup: A Recipe to Create a Culture of Greatness - Jon Gordon

  11. The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work - Jon Gordon

  12. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

  13. Twelve Pillars - Jim Rohn

  14. The Compound Effect - Darren Hardy

  15. Peaks and Valleys: Making Good And Bad Times Work For You--At Work And In Life - Spencer Johnson

  16. The Go-Giver - Bob Burg

  17. The Dream Manager - Matthew Kelly

  18. Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter - Liz Wiseman

  19. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. Dweck

  20. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants - Malcom Gladwell

  21. How to Win Friends & Influence People - Dale Carnegie

  22. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance - Angela Duckworth

  23. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni

  24. Extreme Ownership – How US Navy Seals Lead and Win – Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

  25. Start with Why – Simon Sinek

On this list are many of my favorite authors, like Gladwell and Lencioni, and new to me, like Jon Gordon. Some are academics, or are writing from their experience. I hope you find some that can help you be a better version of yourself.

Do you have any titles you’d like to share? What are your goals? Feel free to leave comments below or message us offline.

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