Our top recommended books and must read:

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Tools of Titans : Is a great read. It’s not the conventional style of reading as say a novel or a biography, however, it is a great motivational tool to keep you on your toes and focused.

The Intelligent Investor: Must read. It’s an in-depth view on value investing. Even Warren Buffet says this is the best book on investing he has ever read. If your a serious investor or want to be in the “know”, or knowledgeable, I suggest you sit down and enjoy this information-packed book.

Great By Choice : I learned a lot of skills and information out of this great book. The book is packed full of information as well as actual research. Want to think on the larger scale, think 10X.

MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS AND PEOPLE provides a single, comprehensive collection of thought-provoking, interesting, and relevant cases throughout ethics and social responsibility, globalization, and managing diversity.  It’s actually considered a textbook, but if you wish to understand why we behave the way we do, this is the book to utilize as a resource.

Start With WHY : by Simon Sinek. He is by far one of the greatest leadership coaches in the world today. His ideas are thought-provoking and deep. His thoughts will have you questioning everything.

Thinking, FAST and SLOW  by Daniel Kahneman. This book was of great help in determining why we behave the way we do. Knowing how System 1 and System 2 as it is described, function. We are better able to understand how we respond in the situations. I think all leaders should have this book on hand as required reading. It starts off slow, but it picks up brilliantly.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. This book is filled with common sense habits in a world that has little common sense. It isn’t the greatest book in the world by far, but it is worth a read to help you remember your foundation. In a time when we move on to the next task and the next, forgetting why we started. This book helps. Here are the habits in short:

1. Be proactive,
2. Begin with the End in Mind,
3. Put First Things First,
4. Think Win-Win,
5. Seek First to Understand, then to be understood,
6. Synergize, and
7. Sharpen the Saw

Human: The Science Behind What Makes Us Unique by Michael S. Gazzaniga. This 464-page book is composed of the following four parts: 1. The Basics of Human Life, 2. Navigating the Social World, 3. The Glory of Being Human, and 4. Beyond Current Constraints. It’s a large book, full of information on what makes us different. Worth the read.

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky. This one makes my MUST READ list. The central story of the book is how the fight or flight response – the most powerful force that has shaped vertebrate evolution for hundreds of millions of years – is now being turned against modern humans through chronic stress and anxiety. He outlines how modern stress triggers that have nothing to do with immediate survival – whether brought on from traffic, bad bosses, bad relationships – can be linked to exacerbating the development of almost every modern epidemic from cancer to colitis, depression to dwarfism, diabetes to diarrhea, heart disease to infertility to immune disorders.