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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.

 

Thinking Fast & Slow

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Thinking Fast & Slow

How to Raise an Adult

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How to Raise an Adult

Born to Run

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Born to Run
Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone

Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs
Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose
Wired to Eat: Turn Off Cravings, Rewire Your Appetite for Weight Loss, and Determine the Foods That Work for You
The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience
The Boomerang Principle: Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees
Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer

WOOL

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WOOL
Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy
Is It Worth Dying For?: How To Make Stress Work For You — Not Against You
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul
Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy — Until You’re 80 and Beyond
The Secret Knowledge of Water: Discovering the Essence of the American Desert
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Letters from a Stoic

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Letters from a Stoic
The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters
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