My Top Books of All Time

My Top Books of All Time

I was recently asked to create a list of my top 5 books of all time. It’s difficult to narrow down my top 5, or even my top 50 books of all time. If you ask me in 6 months, my answer may even be different. However, here are some that come to mind. 1. Gods and Generals...
A Promised Land by Barack Obama

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

There has been a lot of press following the release of Barack Obama’s presidential memoirs. Many of the reviews point out how much our former President reveals his humanity in A Promised Land — the hefty volume that is only part one of two. The book is regarded as a...
Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella

Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella

I recently reacquainted myself with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s book Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone. It is required reading for my senior team. Nadella sums up the book perfectly when he writes: “This...
Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits by James Clear

The writer, James Clear, and I both had traumatic and life-changing experiences in our formative years. And, for both of us, these experiences changed us into who we are today. Clear’s life-changing injury occurred when a baseball bat hit him in the face on the last...
Unvarnished by Eric Alperin and Deborah Stoll

Unvarnished by Eric Alperin and Deborah Stoll

This book is an interesting behind-the-scenes look at bartending, but also gives great recipes and methodologies to please even the most sophisticated drinkers.  I’ve often fantasized or thought that if I wasn’t one of North America’s largest builders, I would’ve been...