Radically Simple Ideas


"After three days of not reading, talk becomes flavorless."

- Old Chinese Proverb

MUST-READ BOOK LIST

(alphabetical by title)
  • Boundaries, Henry Cloud
  • Brain Rules, John Medina
  • Chop Wood, Carry Water, Joshua Medcalf
  • The Chronicles of Narnia (series), C. S. Lewis
  • The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier
  • Creative Confidence, Tom & David Kelley
  • Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
  • Good To Great, Jim Collins
  • The Great Divorce, C. S. Lewis
  • Influencer, Joseph Grenny
  • Making Thinking Visible, Morrison, Church, and Ritchhart
  • Mindset, Carol Dweck
  • The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
  • Open, Andre Agassi
  • Quiet, Susan Cain
  • Strengths Finder 2.0, Clifton, Gallup
  • Switch, Chip & Dan Heath
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey
  • *Any/All books by Patrick Lencioni ... including 3 SIgns of a Miserable Job, Death by Meeting, and Silos, Politics, & Turf Wars

When we read books, it is as if we have both adventures and advisers at our fingertips. If I had to live with only two authors on my bookshelf, they would be C. S. Lewis (both fiction and nonfiction) and Patrick Lencioni (on leadership). How blessed we are not to be limited in this way, but instead to have endless perspectives and insights within our reach.