Leaders are Readers!

Feel free to click on any of these books for a short note on what Jim and Jan think about these books. If they are on this page it is one of our favorites and they’ve been mentioned on the show.  Many have been written by our current and/or future guests.  Click through to learn more about what we like.

 

Sam Walton, Made in America My Story

The Sun Also Rises

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The Sun Also Rises
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance
Making Humor Work: Take Your Job Seriously and Yourself Lightly

Hamlet

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Hamlet
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t
Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great, Instead of Big

The Little Prince

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The Little Prince

Wind, Sand, and Stars

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Wind, Sand, and Stars
TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments
Jerry Kramer’s Farewell to Football
The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of The Learning Organization

White Fang

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White Fang

The Call of the Wild

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The Call of the Wild

Frankenstein

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Frankenstein

Moby Dick

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Moby Dick
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings

The Chronicles of Narnia

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The Chronicles of Narnia

Don Quixote

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Don Quixote

Beowulf

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Beowulf

The Sovereignty of Good

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The Sovereignty of Good

Plato’s Apology

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Plato’s Apology
Lake Zurich Lacrosse Club Guide to Winning Lacrosse and the Game of Life: Lessons Learned From Thrive Project for America Training
Security Analysis: 100 Page Summary
The Intelligent Investor (100 Page Summaries)
Warren Buffett Accounting Book: Reading Financial Statements for Value Investing

The New One Minute Manager

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The New One Minute Manager
Leadership Step by Step: Become the Person Others Follow
NYT Magazine, “What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team”
Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

The Future of Management

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The Future of Management
Life, Liberty and Resilience: A Man’s War on Three Fronts
Adversity Quotient: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities