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Recommended Reading

Life is too short to read a bad book. This page includes a brief list of my recommendations sorted by category.



Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie


Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini


The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others by Tali Sharot


Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath


Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz

The Non-Designer's Presentation Book by Robin Williams


The Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing and Thinking by Barbara Minto

Diversity & Inclusion

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude Steele
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur

Diffusion of Innovations by Everett Rogers

Good to Great by James C. Collins

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company by Steve Blank

Talking to Humans by Frank Rimalovski and Giff Constable

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant

Goals / Decision Making / Habits 

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

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Switch: How to Change when Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Write it Down Make it Happen by Henriette Klauser


Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom


Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Meditations: A New Translation by Marcus Aurelius (Gregory Hays translation)

The Road to Character by David Brooks


The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work by Eli J. Finkel

Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

The Hard Questions by Susan Piver

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Laura Markham


Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel

What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain


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