This list is of books that I have found helpful and am happy to recommend. Your mileage may vary, but I found them helpful for the situations I was trying to improve and the problems I was trying to solve.

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The Laws of Human Nature
Greene, Robert

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
Ferriss, Timothy

Subscribed: Why the Subscription Model Will Be Your Company’s Future-and What to Do About It
Tzuo, Tien, Weisert, Gabe


Make Time: How to focus on what matters every day
Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky

Johnson, Michael

Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
Kocienda, Ken

Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur
Sivers, Derek

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
Heath, Chip, Heath, Dan

The Artist’s Journey: The Wake of the Hero’s Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning
Pressfield, Steven, Coyne, Shawn

The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right
Gawande, Atul

Unscaled: How A.I. and a New Generation of Upstarts are Creating the Economy of the Future
Taneja, Hemant

Hustle: The Life-Changing Effects of Constant Motion
Tevelow, Jesse

24 Assets: Create a digital, scalable, valuable and fun business that will thrive in a fast-changing world
Priestley, Daniel

The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs
Montgomery, Cynthia

Automate This: How Algorithms Took Over Our Markets, Our Jobs, and the World
Steiner, Christopher

How Companies Win: Profiting from Demand-Driven Business Models No Matter What Business You’re In
Kash, Rick, Calhoun, David

The Dance of the Possible: the mostly honest completely irreverent guide to creativity
Berkun, Scott

The Effortless Experience: Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty
Dixon, Matthew, Toman, Nicholas, DeLisi, Rick

Story Driven: You don’t need to compete when you know who you are
Jiwa, Bernadette

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
Voss, Chris, Raz, Tahl

The Art of Asking: Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers
Fadem, Terry J.

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
Sutherland, Jeff

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work
Achor, Shawn

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
Cuddy, Amy

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
Cardone, Grant

Back of The Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures
Roam, Dan

Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want (Strategyzer)
Osterwalder, Alexander, Pigneur, Yves, Bernarda, Gregory, Smith, Alan

Business Model You: A One-Page Method For Reinventing Your Career
Clark, Timothy, Osterwalder, Alexander, Pigneur, Yves

Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You
Burnett, Bill, Evans, Dave

Draw to Win: A Crash Course on How to Lead, Sell, and Innovate With Your Visual Mind
Roam, Dan

Key Person of Influence (Revised Edition): The Five-Step Method to become one of the most highly valued and highly paid people in your industry
Priestley, Daniel

On Bullshit
Frankfurt, Harry G.

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice
Christensen, Clayton M., Dillon

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Duckworth, Angela

The New Alpha: Join the Rising Movement of Influencers and Changemakers Who are Redefining Leadership
Harlan, Danielle

The Content Trap: A Strategist’s Guide to Digital Change
Anand, Bharat

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
Brynjolfsson, Erik, McAfee, Andrew

Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements
Rath, Tom, Harter, Jim

Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow
Rath, Tom, Conchie, Barry

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
McKeown, Greg

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
Ferriss, Timothy

Frugal Innovation: How to do better with less
Radjou, Navi, Prabhu, Jaideep, Polman, Paul

Sprint: How to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days
Knapp, Jake, Zeratsky, John, Kowitz, Braden

Lean Six Sigma for Service: How to Use Lean Speed and Six Sigma Quality to Improve Services and Transactions
George, Michael L.

Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better
Chödrön, Pema, Godin, Seth

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
Kleon, Austin

Risk Savvy: How To Make Good Decisions
Gigerenzer, Gerd

Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality
Belsky, Scott

The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses
Ries, Eric

Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
Bock, Laszlo

Search Inside Yourself: Increase Productivity, Creativity and Happiness [ePub edition]
Tan, Chade-Meng, Goleman, Daniel, Kabat-Zinn, Jon

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity
Allen, David

Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting: The Revolutionary Programme That Transforms Family Life
Janis-Norton, Noël

Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
Payne M.Ed., Kim John, Lisa M Ross

Remote: Office Not Required
Heinemeier Hansson, David, Fried, Jason

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
Eyal, Nir

The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?
Godin, Seth

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever
Kondo, Marie

The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users
Kawasaki, Guy, Fitzpatrick, Peg

Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less
Scott, S.J.

The $100 Startup
Guillebeau, Chris

The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything … Fast
Kaufman, Josh

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
Kleon, Austin

Play It Again: An Amateur Against The Impossible
Rusbridger, Alan

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
King, Stephen

Turning Pro
Pressfield, Steven, Coyne, Shawn

The Jelly Effect: How to Make Your Communication Stick
Bounds, Andy

The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding: How to Build a Product or Service into a World-Class Brand
Ries, Al, Ries, Laura

The Flinch
Smith, Julien