Book Recommendations

Below are the books that each guest recommended that made an impact on them professionally and personally. Ordered by most recommended.

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight (Recommended by Nicole Quinn, Madeline Keulen, Gautam Gupta, Natalie Dillon, and Nadine Habayeb))

How Will You Measure Your Life by Clay Christensen (Recommended by Kiva Dickinson and Madeline Keulen)

Moneyball by Michael Lewis (Rick Heitzmann and Greg Bettinelli)

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (Recommended by Mike Duboe and George Milton)

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries (Recommended by Elizabeth Yin, Kate Boyle)

The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William N. Thorndike (Recommended by Amit Mukherjee, Gautam Gupta)

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker (Recommended by Rick Heitzmann and Natalie Dillon)

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works by Dan Harris. (Recommended by Amit Mukherjee)

A Third Plate by Dan Barber (Recommended by Eamonn Carey)

A Theory of Justice by John Rawls (Recommended by Anna Whiteman)

Allegory of the Cave by Plato (Recommended by Rod Morris)

Alchemy by Rory Sutherland (Recommended by Matt Hirst)

Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle (Recommended by Ethan Austin)

Attached by Amir Levine (Recommended by Jason Shuman)

Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin (Recommended by Hayden Williams)

Born To Run by Christopher McDougall (Recommended by Elizabeth Yin)

Built to Last by Jim Collins (Recommended by Tyler Handley)

Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter (Recommended by Jason Stoffer)

Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull (Recommended by Arie Abecassis)

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson (Recommended by Brian Wang)

Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy by William Janeway (Recommended by Kanyi Maqubela)

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Recommended by Jason Stoffer)

Endurance by Alfred Lansing (Recommended by Tyler Handley)

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin (Recommended by Adelle Archer)

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins (Recommended by Lee Hower and Tyler Handley)

Growth Fetish by Clive Hamilton (Recommended by Daniel Gulati)

High Performance Habits by Brenden Burchard (Recommended by Jessica Rolph)

Hug Your Customers by Jack Mitchell (Recommended by Ethan Austin)

Influence: Science and Practice by Robert Cialdini (Recommended by Rod Morris)

Give and Take by Adam Grant (Recommended by Sumeet Shah)

Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton (Recommended by Nicole Quinn)

Made in America by Sam Walton (Recommended by Madeline Keulen)

Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl (Recommended by Rishi Garg)

Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough (Recommended by Sophie Bakalar)

Measure What Matters by John Doerr (Recommended by David Goldberg)

Mercury by Ariana Raines (Recommended by Kate McAndrew)

Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordoff (Recommended by Lee Hower)

Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss (Recommended by Adelle Archer)

Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer (Recommended by Susan Lyne)

Play Bigger by Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, and Christopher Lockhead (Recommended by Paul Martino)

Personal History by Kay Graham (Recommended by Daniel Gulati)

Positioning: The Battle For Your Mind by Al Ries (Recommended by Sasha Strauss)

Principles by Ray Dalio (Recommended by Tim Katt)

Radical Candor by Kim Scott (Recommended by Claire Fauquier)

Reboot by Jerry Colonna (Recommended by David Goldberg)

Ready Player One by Earnest Cline (Recommended by Caitlin Strandberg)

Sell Your Specialty Food: Market, Distribute, and Profit from Your Kitchen Creation by Stephen Hall (Recommended by Nadine Habayeb)

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang (Recommended by Brian Wang)

Stress Test by Ian Robertson (Recommended by Anna Whiteman)

The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama (Recommended by Byron Ling)

The Burden of Bad Ideas by Heather MacDonald (Recommended by Paul Martino)

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande (Recommended by Eamonn Carey)

The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson (Recommended by Logan Langberg)

The Elegance of a Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (Recommended by Catharine Dockery)

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon by Brad Stone (Recommended by Caitlin Strandberg)

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Wells (Recommended by Claire Fauquier)

 The Hard Things about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz (Recommended by Catharine Dockery)

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (Recommended by Kate Boyle)

The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Maretti (Recommended by Charles Hudson)

The One Thing by Gary Keller (Recommended by Mike Duboe)

The Overstory by Richard Powers (Recommended by Sophie Bakalar)

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (Recommended by Adelle Archer)

The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Robert Iger (Recommended by Susan Lyne)

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn (Recommended by Kanyi Maqubela)

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (Recommended by George Milton)

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough (Recommended by Charles Hudson)

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (Recommended by Jason Shuman)

Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke (Recommended by Kiva Dickinson)

To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink (Recommended by Jay Kapoor)

Venture Deals by Brad Feld (Recommended by Logan Langberg)

Who Gets What and Why by Alvin Roth (Recommended by Charles Hudson)

Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson (Recommended by George Milton)

Who: The A Method to Hiring by Geoff Smart (Recommended by Byron Ling)

Zero To One by Peter Thiel (Recommended by Jordan Nof)