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2019 - present

At the top of the list, my recommended reads (plus two speeches and a podcast)

Big Magic, Liz Gilbert*

The Pursuit of WOW!, Tom Peters

Unreasonable Hospitality, Will Guidara

Born A Crime, Trevor Noah

Steal Like An Artist, Austin Kleon

Show Your Work!, Austin Kleon

Keep Going, Austin Kleon (alternative: a set of Austin's three books

Principles For Success, Ray Dalio

Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek


The Practice, Seth Godin

This is Marketing, Seth Godin


Tribes, Seth Godin

Bird By Bird, Anne Lamott


Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Good to Great, Jim Collins

The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life, Simran Jeet Singh

Stolen Focus, Johann Hari

Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art; commencement speech


Tim Minchin, 9 Life Lessons; commencement speech

The Tim Ferriss Show: Ann Miura-Ku; podcast

* The book I have have gifted the most

And the rest of my reads, from my own 5-star ratings down to 2-star (based on the writing, the content, the message and/or the learning - and just plain enjoyment of the read - or, often, the listen on Audible)

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The Song of Significance, Seth Goin

Kiss Me Like A Stranger, Gene Wilder

Make it Stick, Peter Brown, Henry Roediger III, Mark McDaniel

Power of One, Bryce Courteney

Hell Yeah or No, Derek Sivers

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou


Linchpin, Seth Godin

Purple Cow, Seth Godin

Still Foolin' Them, Billy Crystal

Eat, Pray, Love, Liz Gilbert

The Blue Sweater, Jacqueline Novogratz

How To Live, Derek Sivers

Here Comes Everybody, Clay Shirky

Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in the Age of Relentless Self-Promotion, David Zweig

Unf*ck Yourself, Gary John Bishop

The War of Art, Steve Pressfield

Anything You Want, Derek Sivers

Do the Work, Seth Godin

The Energy of Money, Maria Nemeth Ph.D.

What Happened, Hillary Rodham Clinton

Robin, Dave Itzkoff

I Can’t Make This Up, Kevin Hart 

Stumbling on Happiness, Daniel Gilbert

Why Soccer Matters, Pele and Brian Winter

The Storyteller, Dave Grohl

The Best Advice I Ever Got, Katie Couric

10% Happier, Dan Nichols

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Designing Your Life, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans


The High Five Habit, Mel Robbins

Keep Sharp: How to Build a Better Brain at Any Age, Sanjay Gupta


Greenlights, Matthew McConaughey

The Power of Moments, Chip and Dan Heath 


No Pain, No Gaines, Chip Gaines

Becoming, Michelle Obama

The Four Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss

Tools of Titans, Tim Ferris

Tribe of Mentors, Tim Ferriss

Better Than New, Nicole Curtis

You Are a Badass, Jen Sincero

Springfield Confidential, Mike Reiss and Matthew Klickstein


Uncaged, Glennon Doyle

The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz


Switch, Chip and Dan Heath

Untamed, Glennon Doyle

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom

The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch  

Atomic Habits, James Clear

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Life Will Be The Death of Me, Chelsea Handler

The One Thing, Gary Keller

Choose, Ryan Lavesque

Ask, Ryan Lavesque

Building a StoryBrand, Donald Miller

Finding My Virginity, Richard Branson

Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitch Albom 

Launch, Jeff Walker

Hoda, Hoda Kotb

You Are a Badass at Making Money, Jen Sincero


Magnolia Story, Chip and Joanna Gaines


The Walmart Story, Sam Walton

Secrets of the Millionaire Mindset, T Harv Eker

Bossypants, Tina Fey

Franchise Your Business, Mark Siebert

The One Minute Millionaire, Robert G Allen

Love Warrior, Glennon Doyle

Super Attractor, Gabrielle Bernstein

Wild, Cheryl Strayed

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Crushing it, Gary V

Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis

How Are You, Really?, Jenna Kutcher​

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