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 beautifully-written, intimate and in-depth look into his youth and career in the years leading up to the presidency, followed by his first 2.5 years in office. It has been said to inspire us Americans to believe in ourselves and our democracy again and to encourage young people that they can make a difference where it is needed most. This is all true, yet this book is so much more than that. Obama was a leader who inspired me...

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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...

read more
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...

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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...

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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...

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Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Until reading this book, I was unaware of how truly critical sleep is, not only for the basic health of our bodies, but also for our problem solving, creativity, learning, memory, logic, and inspiration. Essentially, sleep is one of our greatest allies in reaching our...

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Mindset by Carol Dweck

Mindset by Carol Dweck

You can have the most sophisticated strategy in life or in business, but if you don’t have the right mindset and positive attitude, you can still prevent yourself from achieving to the height of your potential. Dweck details the difference between those with a fixed...

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Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg

Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg

Effective communication is everything. In times of crisis, in everyday relationships, and especially as a business leader. Rosenberg’s revolutionary text is one of the most insightful books of our times, offering stories, information, and exercises to change your...

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The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

Written as a portrayal of the future of humanity that is coping with the devastating effects of global warming, this book doles out a large dose of reality by describing our possible future in terms of what our daily lives might look like. While guiding us through how...

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Death of a Riverguide by Richard Flanagan

Death of a Riverguide by Richard Flanagan

I rarely dabble in fiction, but this book is beautiful and well-written. I really loved it. Through the death of the main character, Aljaz, the reader is taken through a journey of his ancestors, his life, and most of all—his resiliency and ability to push through...

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My philosophy of surrounding myself with the best and the brightest extends to what I do beyond my work and other initiatives. Every morning, I make sure to spend time reading the work of great thinkers and writers. Here are some of my top picks.

Reading list

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 beautifully-written, intimate and in-depth look into his youth and career in the years leading up to the presidency, followed by his first 2.5 years in office. It has been said to inspire us Americans to believe in ourselves and our democracy again and to encourage young people that they can make a difference where it is needed most. This is all true, yet this book is so much more than that. Obama was a...

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...

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...

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,...

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Until reading this book, I was unaware of how truly critical sleep is, not only for the basic health of our bodies, but also for our...

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Mindset by Carol Dweck

You can have the most sophisticated strategy in life or in business, but if you don’t have the right mindset and positive attitude, you...

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...

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...

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,...

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Until reading this book, I was unaware of how truly critical sleep is, not only for the basic health of our bodies, but also for our...

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Mindset by Carol Dweck

You can have the most sophisticated strategy in life or in business, but if you don’t have the right mindset and positive attitude, you...

My philosophy of surrounding myself with the best and the brightest extends to what I do beyond my work and other initiatives. Every morning, I make sure to spend time reading the work of great thinkers and writers. Here are some of my top picks.