Archive for February 20th, 2008

The first step was to come up with a list of 80 books I’m excited about reading over the next 1001 days (998 now).  Many of these came from a reading list supplied by a terrific motivational speaker we had at one of our training seminars for work, my boss’s recommendations, and suggestions from friends.  I’ve left a few open to “chance”, too.  So, here’s the list:


1. Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore (1st)

2. A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born to Do by Thomas Moore (2nd)

3. Financing Your Small Business by James E. Burk & Richard P. Lehman

4. Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don’t by Ram Charan

5. The Unofficial Guide to Marketing Your Small Business by Marcia Layton Turner

6. If at First You Don’t Succeed…: The Eight Patterns of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs by Brent Bowers & Carl Schramm

7. Steps to Small Business Start-Up: Everything You Need to Know to Turn Your Idea Into a Successful Business by Linda Pinson & Jerry Jinnett

8. The Elements of Small Business: A Lay Person’s Guide to the Terms, Concepts and Forms That Every Business Person Needs by John Thaler

9. Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton

10. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Steven R. Covey

11. Walking in Circles Before Lying Down by Merrill Markoe

12. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (1st)

13. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan (2nd)

14. Becoming A Successful Manager by Jack H. Grossman and J. Robert Parkinson

15. 365 Foolish Mistakes Smart Managers Commit Every Day: How and Why to Avoid Them by Shri L. Henkel

16. Managing Knock Your Socks Off Service by Chip R. Bell and Ron Zemke

17. Built To Last – Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras

18. Equinomics: The Secrets to Making Money with Your Horse Business by Lanier Cordell

19. How to Drive Service Competition Crazy

20. Good To Great by Jim Collins

21. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

22. The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.P. Covey

23. Crucial Conversations – tools for talking when stakes are high by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler

24. First, Break All The Rules by M. Buckingham & Curt Coffman

25. Now, Discover Your Strengths by M. Buckingham & D. Clifton, PhD

26. Love & Profit:  The Art of Caring Leadership by James A. Autry

27. Swim With the Sharks: Without Being Eaten Alive by Harvey Mackay

28. Strategic Selling by Robert B. Miller, Stephen E. Heiman with Tad Tuleja

29. Comedy Writing Secrets: How to Think Funny, Write Funny, Act Funny, and Get Paid For It by Melvin Helitzer

30. The THINK and GROW RICH Action Pack by Napolean Hill

31. Getting The Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

32. The Power of NOW by Eckhart Tolle

33. The Game of Work: How to Enjoy Work as Much as Play by Charles A. Coonradt with Lee Nelson

34. Who Took My Money? by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter, C.P.A.

35. A Table in the Presence by Lt. Carey H. Cash

36. The Morality of Money by Ken Hubbard & Nick Pagano

37. The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

38. Top Grading by Bradford D. Smart, Ph.D.

39. Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish

40. The Bible

41. Secrets of the Vine: Breaking Through to Abundance by Bruce Wilkinson

42. Holy Humor – Inspirational Wit & Cartoons, by Cal & Rose Samra

43. 301 Ways To Have Fun At Work by Dave Hensath & Leslie Yerkes

44. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

45. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

46. Customer Satisfaction is Worthless – Customer Loyalty is Priceless, by Jeffrey Gitomer

47. Illusions: Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach

48. The Healing Heart by Norman Cousins

49. Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl

50. The Humor of Christ by Elton Trueblood

51. Love, Medicine and Miracles by Bernie L. Siegel, M.D.

52. How to Win Customers and Keep Them For Life by Michael LeBoeuf, Ph.D.

53. ADD: A Different Perspective by Tom Hartman

54. Driven To Distraction – Recognizing & Coping With Attention Deficit Order by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

55. Working With Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

56. You Can Be Happy, No Matter What by Richard Carlson, PhD

57. Finding Your Purpose by Barbara Braham

58. Nuts! by Kevin Freiberg and Jackie Freiberg

59. The Secrets of Life by Stuart Wilde

60. Manifest Your Destiny by Wayne W. Dyer

61. The Power of Intention by Wayne W. Dyer

62. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy, D.R.S., PhD

63. Brands That Rock by Roger Blackwell & Tim Stephan

64. Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch

65. From Mind to Market by Roger D. Blackwell

66. Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

67. White Oleander by Janet Fitch

68. The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

69. Prep: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld

70. Heart of a Mule: The Dick Schafrath Stories by Dick Schafrath

71.-81. Will be TBD as I find something that strikes my fancy 🙂

book-stack.jpg I want a few more “fun” books, so we’ll see what I can come up with…

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