Roy Kessel’s Business/Leadership Reading Recommendations for July through December 2017

Here are my best reading recommendations for July through December 2017 in the Business/Leadership category.

  1. Radical Candor–Kim Scott
  2. Captivate–Vanessa Van Edwards
  3. Give and Take–Adam Grant
  4. Ethics in the Real World–Peter Singer
  5. Deep Work–Cal Newport
  6. Getting Things Done–David Allen
  7. Spark–John Raley
  8. Infonomics–Doug Laney
  9. Principles–Ray Dalio
  10. The Talent Code–Daniel Coyle
  11. Fooled by Randomness–Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  12. Why Smart Executives Fail–Sydney Finklestein
  13. Think Smart–Richard Restak
  14. The One Thing You Need To Know–Marcus Buckingham
  15. Succeed–Heidi Grant Halvorsen

Roy Kessel’s Business/Leadership Reading Recommendations for January to June 2017

Here are my best reading recommendations for January to June 2017 in the Business/Leadership category.

  1. Predictably Irrational–Dan Ariely
  2. Linchpin–Seth Godin
  3. The Honest Truth About Dishonesty–Dan Ariely
  4. Delivering Happiness–Tony Hsieh
  5. Blindspot–Banaji and Greenwald
  6. Success Principles–Jack Canfield
  7. The Organized Mind–David Levitan
  8. Fueled by Failure–Jeremy Bloom
  9. Sharp Solution–Heidi Hanna
  10. Lessons in LeadershIT–Ana Dutra
  11. Tools of Titans–Tim Ferris
  12. Thinking for a Change–John Maxwell
  13. 4 Hour Body–Tim Ferris
  14. Fourth Generation Management–Brian Joiner
  15. 4 Hour Workweek–Tim Ferris

Roy Kessel’s Business/Leadership Reading Recommendations for July through December 2016

Here are my best reading recommendations for July through December 2016 in the Business/Leadership category.

  1. Better by Mistake–Alina Tugend
  2. Change Anything–Patterson, Grenny, Maxfield, McMillan and Switzler
  3. Crucial Connections–Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and Switzler
  4. To Sell is Human–Daniel Pink
  5. Drive–Daniel Pink
  6. Dataclysm–Christian Rudder
  7. Shoe Dog–Phil Knight
  8. The Undoing Project–Michael Lewis
  9. How To Win Friends and Influence People–Dale Carnegie
  10. Think and Grow Rich–Napoleon Hill
  11. What Got You Here, Won’t Get Your There–Marshall Goldsmith
  12. Work+Life–Cali Williams Yost
  13. The Big Short–Michael Lewis
  14. Think Simple–Ken Segall
  15. Never Eat Alone–Keith Ferrazzi
  16. Parenting The Office–Doris and Phillip Davidoff
  17. Good Guys, Bad Guys–Joe Nocera
  18. 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership–John Maxwell
  19. Real Leaders Don’t Follow–Steve Tobak
  20. Innovators–Walter Jacobson

Roy Kessel’s Business/Leadership Reading Recommendations for January to June 2016

Here are my best reading recommendations for January to June 2016 in the Business/Leadership category.

  1. Crucial Accountability–Grenny, Patterson, Maxfield, McMillan and Switzler
  2. Blink–Malcolm Gladwell
  3. Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change–Grenny, Patterson, Maxfield, McMillan and Switzler
  4. David and Goliath–Malcolm Gladwell
  5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People–Stephen Covey
  6. Tipping Point–Malcolm Gladwell
  7. Smarter, Better, Faster–Charles Duhigg
  8. Extreme Ownership–Jocko Willink/Leif Babin
  9. Outliers–Malcolm Gladwell
  10. Ben & Jerry’s: The Inside Scoop
  11. The Why Axis–Uri Gneezy/John List
  12. Amazon–One Click
  13. Excellence–John Gardner
  14. Internet of Things–Samuel Greengard

Overall Reading Recommendations 2015

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Here are my overall top reading recommendations for 2015.  It is the first time in many years that I had the freedom to do a lot of reading and I really enjoyed it.  Please note the disclaimers at the end of this post (habits die hard).

  1. The Gifts of Imperfection–Brene Brown IMAGE
  2. Speed of Trust–Stephen M.R. Covey
  3. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari–Robin Sharma
  4. Just Mercy–Bryan Stevenson
  5. Power of Habit–Charles Duhigg
  6. Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationships with Money and Life–Lynne Twist
  7. Who’ll Cry When You Die–Robin Sharma
  8. Leadership Wisdom From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari–Robin Sharma
  9. A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers will Rule the Future–Daniel Pink  (IMAGE HERE AND RBS SITE)
  10. The Art of Possibility–Rosamund Stone Zander
  11. Play: How It Shapes the brain, opens the imagination and invigorates the mind–Stuart Brown
  12. One Person/Multiple Careers–Marci Alboher
  13. Licensed To Lie–Sidney Powell
  14. Three Felonies A Day–Harvey Silverglate
  15. Alchemist–Paulo Coehlo
  16. Radical Forgiveness–Colin Tipping
  17. Invisible Threads–Laura Schroff

 

DISCLAIMERS:

a) These are books which I read during 2015, not books written in 2015

b) I typically do not list books that are part of long series of fiction, not because they are not worthy, but because I really do not know how to recommend one book versus another book from the series of many talented authors that I have enjoyed such as:  Jeffrey Archer, John Grisham, Vince Flynn, Lee Child, David Baldacci, Brad Thor, Dennis Lehane, Daniel Silva, Stuart Woods, Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, Michael Connelly, John Sandford and many others.

Roy Kessel’s Business Reading Recommendations for 2015

Here are my best reading recommendations for 2015 in the Business category.

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  1. Speed of Trust–Stephen M.R. Covey
  2. One Person/Multiple Careers–Marci Alboher
  3. Who Get’s What and Why–Alvin Roth
  4. Freakonomics–Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt
  5. Super Freakonomics–Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt
  6. Start Up Nation–Dan Senor and Saul Singer
  7. E-Myth Enterprise–Michael Gerber
  8. Managing Conflict From The Inside Out–Marc Robert
  9. Team Tips–Fisher, Raymond and Belgard

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12 Important Lessons from the Penn State and Syracuse fiascos

With the passing of Joe Paterno, there is a lot of debate about his legacy and how he will be remembered? It is a shame that a historic coach with over 400 victories even has doubts that his main accomplishments were in mentoring athletes, helping them graduate and teaching them to become better people. Yet, due to a variety of factors (some of his own doing and some outside of his control), Paterno’s reputation will bear a permanent tarnish.