As part of my personal rhythm, I read for 30 minutes daily on a physical Kindle Paperwhite next to my bed and keep my phone on the other side of the house. My approach is mostly that of snacking on books — reading a chapter here or there based on what’s resonating with me at that moment in time. I like to jump around different books and look for new ideas or concepts.
Here are some recent entrepreneurial books I’ve snacked on:
- Amp It Up: Leading for Hypergrowth by Raising Expectations, Increasing Urgency, and Elevating Intensity
Frank Slootman brings the heat sharing stories from his incredible career, with a focus on expecting more from the team
- Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage
Alfred Lansing tells one of the all-time great stories of perseverance and resilience in the face of unimaginable difficulty.
- Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box
The Arbinger Institute’s classic managerial story about leadership being defined by who we are, not what we do.
- Be Where Your Feet Are: Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving
Scott O’Neil shares a number of excellent life stories from the world of professional sports, family, business, and life in general.
- The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5
Taylor Pearson makes the case for entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, and more entrepreneurship. The best future is to create your own.
- Becoming Trader Joe: How I Did Business My Way and Still Beat the Big Guys
Joe Coulombe shares his amazing journey creating Trader Joe’s from scratch and building what we know it for today.
- The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time
Jim McKelvey, founder of Square, unpacks his theory of innovation and lessons learned along the way.
I’ve enjoyed this list of books and I’m always looking for new ones.
What should be added that you’ve read recently?