Some Of My Favorite Books

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 by Jeff Shaara — Book one in a trilogy about the Civil War that follows the lives of the great leaders of the era like Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee. This book, and the other two, paint a brilliant portrait of the soldiers, the battles, and the experiences of the Civil War. 2. The Stand by Stephen King — Hard to go wrong with Stephen King, but this is one of his best. Interesting to read in these times because...

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Some Of My Favorite Books

Some Of My Favorite Books

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...

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The Books That Inspire Me to Think BIG

The Books That Inspire Me to Think BIG

Recently I decided to read, in quick succession, an assortment of books about phenomenal business and tech leaders. I’ve found that reading related books one after the other usually leads to new insights that come from seeing the similarities and the differences. I...

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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...

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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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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.

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Some Of My Favorite Books

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 by Jeff Shaara — Book one in a trilogy about the Civil War that follows the lives of the great leaders of the era like Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee. This book, and the other two, paint a brilliant portrait of the soldiers, the battles, and the experiences of the Civil War. 2. The Stand by Stephen King — Hard to go wrong with Stephen King, but this is one of his best. Interesting to read in...

Some Of My Favorite Books

Some Of My Favorite Books

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...

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,...

Some Of My Favorite Books

Some Of My Favorite Books

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...

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.