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My List of Books for Leaders – Top 15 + 15

And yes, I have read them all!

Top 15 in rough order

  1. Good to Great by Jim Collins by Jim Collins
  2. The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins
  3. Drive by Dan Pink
  4. A Whole New Mind by Dan Pink
  5. How to Think Like a CEO by D.A. Benton
  6. Turn This Ship Around by L. David Marquet
  7. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  8. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith
  9. Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts–Becoming the Person You Want to Be by Marshall Goldsmith
  10. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  11. Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
  12. Winning Under Fire: Turning Stress into Success the US Army Way by Dale Collie
  13. Spin Selling by Neil Rackham
  14. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  15. The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

Next 15 in alphabetical order

  1. 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management by Kevin Kruse
  2. Be our Guest – Perfecting the Art of Customer Service by the Disney Institute
  3. E Myth Mastery by Michael Gerber
  4. Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury
  5. Managing the Professional Service Firm by David Maister
  6. Monday Morning Leadership by David Cottrell
  7. Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazi
  8. Sleep for Success! Everything You Must Know About Sleep But are Too Tired to Ask by Dr. James Maas
  9. The Great Game of Business by Jack Stack
  10. The Hamster Revolution: How to Manage Your Email Before It Manages You by Mike Song
  11. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  12. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  13. To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others by Dan Pink
  14. When Sparks Fly – Harnessing the Power of Group Creativity by Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap
  15. Why Normal Isn’t Healthy by Bowen White, MD


Links & Resources for MBA Students

Check out my Google Site with a variety of useful links, including

  • Networking with Angel Investors
  • The difference between Entrepreneurial and Corporate decision making
  • Estimating Startup Costs
  • Franchise Opportunities Database
  • Franchising – Buyer Beware
  • Small Business Takes Confidence & Courage
  • Writing Tips
  • The Worlds Wealthiest People are entrepreneurs



Featured Workshop & Keynote Presentation



Unlocking Courage:  5 Keys to Increased Engagement, Productivity and Profit



Contact Doug Brown

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