Book List (Updated 11/10/20)

Sharing a list of books I have read and recommend in several different areas. The beauty of this list is that is a reflection of all the generosity of others sharing their ideas and suggestions.

These books represent my ongoing education. I look forward to hearing some of your suggestions, please share!

Book List (updated 11/10/2020)


The Great Mental Models (Shane Parrish)

A Championship Season at Notre Dame – The Fighting Spirit (Lou Holtz with John Heisler)

The Talent Code – Greatness Isn’t Born, It’s Grown, Here’s How (Daniel Coy)

Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind (Yuval Noah Harari)
Our Boys – A Perfect Season on The Plains with the Smith Center Redmen (Joe Drape)


Steve Jobs (Walter Isaacson)

John Adams (David McCullough)

Chapters In My Life (Frederick Taylor Gates)

Titan – John Rockefeller (Ron Chernow)

Life Is So Good (LeVar Burton, George Dawson)

Jack Welch: Winning (Welch)

Sales/Marketing Skills:

This is Marketing (Seth Godin)

What to Do When It’s Your Turn (And it’s Always Your Turn) (Seth Godin)

Little Red Book of Selling (Jeffrey Gitomer)

The New Strategic Selling: The Unique Sales System Proven Successful by the World’s Best Companies (Robert Miller, Stephen Heiman)


How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)

The Magic of Thinking Big (David Schwartz, PhD)

Influence (Robert Cialdini)

Stillness is The Key (Ryan Holiday)

Atomic Habits (James Clear)

Grit (Angela Duckworth)

Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future (Leonard Schlesinger)

The War of Art (Steven Pressfield)
Tools of Titans (Tim Ferris)

Tribe of Mentors (Tim Ferris)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)

Business General:

Shoe Dog (Phil Knight)

Linchpin (Seth Godin)

The Icarus Deception (Seth Godin)

Good to Great (Jim Collins)

Built to Last (Jim Collins)

Halo Effect (Phil Rosenzweig)

The Monk and The Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (Randy Komisar)

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World (David Epstein)

Red Notice (Bill Browder)

The Trusted Advisor (David Maister)

The Black Swan (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)

Moneyball (Michael Lewis)

Barbarians at the Gate (Bryan Burrough and John Heylar)


The Psychology of Money (Morgan Housel)

More Money Than God (Sebastian Mallaby)

The Little Book That Beats the Market (Joel Greenblatt)

The Big Short (Michael Lewis)

The Intelligent Investor (Benjamin Graham)

Pioneering Portfolio Management (David Swensen)

What Works on Wall Street (James O’Shaughnessy)

Margin of Safety (Seth Klarman)

Devil Take the Hindmost (Edward Chancellor)

Liars Poker (Michael Lewis)


The Wealth of Nations (Adam Smith)

Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)

The World is Flat (Friedman)


Never Eat Alone (Keith Ferrazzi)

The Little Black Book of Connections (Jeffrey Gitomer)


The Almanack of Naval Ravikant (Eric Jorgenson)

Man’s Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl)

Chop Wood, Carry Water (Joshua Medcalf)

12 Rules For Life (Jordan Peterson)

Letters from a Stoic (Seneca)

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living (Ryan Holiday)


Parent Effectiveness Training (Dr. Thomas Gordon)

The Nurture Assumption (Judith Rich Harris, Paula Parker)


Caste: The Origins of Our Disconnects (Isabel Wilkerson)

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland (Patirck Radden Keefe)

The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (Fareed Zakaria)

The Republic (Plato)