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Recommended Reading List

Recommended Reading


  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  • Mastering The Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish
  • The Upside of Fear by Weldon Long
  • Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When times are good, bad or in between by Mark Sanborn
  • The Family Business:  How to Work with People You Love - Without Hating Them by Janna Hoiberg


  • Accounting Made Simple by Mike Piper


  • Action Selling: How to Sell Like a Professional, Even If You Think You Are One by Duane Sparks
  • The Accidental Salesperson by Chris Lytle
  • The Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer (and all of Jeffrey Gitomers books)

 Customer Service

  • Uncommon Service by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss
  • Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin
  • Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles
  • What Clients Love by Harry Beckwith

 Emotional Intelligence

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves
  • Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman
  • StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath


  • Who do You Think You Are anyway?  By Robert A Rhm, PhD. And E. Chris Carey
  • The Question Before the Question: by John G. Miller

Conflict Resolution and Failure

  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, and Bruce Patton
  • Failing Forward  by John Maxwell


  • The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t by Robert I. Sutton
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  • The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni


  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
  • The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell
  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith


  • Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman
  • Outliers: by Malcom Gladwell

 Company Culture

  • Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
  • The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary by Joseph A. Michelli
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • Great by Choice by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen
  • Nuts! Southwest Airline’s Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success by Kevin and Jackie Freiberg

 Time Management

  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • Making It All Work by David Allen
  • Time Traps: Proven Strategies for Swamped Salespeople by Todd Duncan
  • Be Excellent at Anything by Tony Schwartz
  • First Things First by Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill
  • The Myth of Multitasking by David Crenshaw
  • Getting Things Done by David Allen