Fuel Your Curiosity

Regardless of how many miles you’ve put into your career, there’s always more to learn. Here is a list of books that I recommend that you consider reading. I’ve provided links that take you directly to Amazon.com where you can obtain more details about any of these resources.

Be Your Own Brand: Achieve More of What You Want by Being More of Who You Are, Karl D. Speak and David McNally


The Brand Mapping Strategy: Design, Build, and Accelerate Your Brand, Karen Leland


The Physics of Brand
, Aaron Keller, Renee Marino, Dan Wallace


Art and Fear. Observations on the Perils and Rewards of Artmaking, David Bayles and Ted Orland



Born for This, Chris Guillebeau

Choose Yourself, James Altucher

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans



Drive, Daniel H. Pink

Essentialism, Greg McKeown



Fit Matters: How to Love Your Job, Moe Carrick and Cammie Dunaway

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal ExperienceMihaly Csikszentmihalyi



Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success, Adam Grant



How Full is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life, Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D.

How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method, G. Polya



Lean In: Women, Work and The Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg



Life Reimagined. Discovering Your New Life Possibilities, Richard J. Leider and Alan M. Webber

Mastery, Robert Greene



Reinventing You, Dorie Clark



The Magic of Thinking Big, David J. Schwartz, Ph.D.



The Magic Lamp: Goal Setting for People Who Hate Setting Goals, Keith Ellis


The Motivation Manifesto, Brendon Burchard

The Power of Purpose, Richard Leider

The Purpose Effect, Dan Pontefract

Strength Finders 2.0, Tom Rath



  Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill



Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman



The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell

The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self, Alex Lickerman, M.D.

It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be, Paul Arden



Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson




The Art of the Start 2.0, Guy Kawasaki

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Ashlee Vance

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses, Eric Ries


Traction, Gino Wickman

Foresight 20/20, Jack Uldrich



Future Shock, Alvin Toffler



Future Smart. Managing the Game-Changing Trends That Will Transform Your World, James Canton



The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that will Share our Future, Kevin Kelly



Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines, Thomas H. Davenport and Julia Kirby



The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, Ray Kurzweil



Thank You for Being Late, Thomas L. Friedma

Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn’t, and What’s Next, Cecily Sommers

Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future, Joi Ito and Jeff Howe

Younger Next Year, Chris Crowley

Innovation: The Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want, Curtis R. Carlson and William W. Wilmot


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



The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen


Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner



The Pursuit of Wow!, Tom Peters



Words Without Music, Philip Glass

The Trust Edge, David Horsager



Good People: The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters, Anthony Than



Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing, Lee Odden


The Content Strategy Toolkit: Methods, Guidelines and Templates for Getting Content Right, Meghan Casey



The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual, Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, David Weinberger



Superconsumers: A Simple, Speedy, and Sustainable Path to Superior GrowthEddie Yoon

Fear, Thich Nhat Hanh



The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh

The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance, Josh Waitzkin


Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, Robert Pirsig

Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts into Sales, Bob Burg



Fanatical Prospecting, Jeb Blount

Go-Givers Sell More, Bob Burg and John David Mann



Never Eat Alone (and other secrets to success, one relationship at a time), Keith Ferrazzi



The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino


The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success, Wayne Breitbarth



The Referral Engine, John Jantsch

The Social Media Sales Revolution, Landy Chase and Kevin Knebl



To Sell is Human, Daniel H. Pink

Three Steps to Yes: The Gentle Art of Getting Your Way, Gene Bedell