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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.

 

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

When Breath Becomes Air

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When Breath Becomes Air
Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
Win Forever: Live, Work, and Play Like a Champion
Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All
In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies
Turn Signals Are the Facial Expressions of Automobiles

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Seeing What Others Don’t: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights
Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life
The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks
Drawing a Circle in the Square: Street Performing in New York’s Washington Square Park
Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step

How Will You Measure Your Life?

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How Will You Measure Your Life?
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

The Six Question Process

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The Six Question Process
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
The Evolution of Childhood: Relationships, Emotion, Mind
Adversity Quotient: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

The Future of Management

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The Future of Management
NYT Magazine, “What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team”

The Motivation to Work

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The Motivation to Work
The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing
Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)
No B.S. Guide to Direct Response Social Media Marketing
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