Motivation for Reading
2011 Book List
Another year in the books – well almost! It’s so important at the end of every year to take some alone time to reflect on the events of the past 12 months and the direction life is headed. If you haven’t yet done so, set aside a time in the next few days where you can clear your mind of everything going on, turn off technology and just for a few moments forget about work, family, your schedule, your health, your friends and reflect on life and the year that’s just passed.
“You are the same today that you are going to be in five years from now except for two things: the people with whom you associate and the books you read.”
Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
Are you a reader? Why or why not?
Reading is a great way to broaden our horizon and continue our self-education long after our formal education ended, which for some of us was more than a few years ago. Reading books broadens our horizons, provide us greater perspective and improve our ability to serve others, produce more for our communities, families and companies, and allow us to contribute in more meaningful ways.
Here’s the book list for 2011:
1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (rereading)
2. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
3. The 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss
4. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
5. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
6. The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen Covey (rereading)
7. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
8. Wooden on Leadership by John Wooden
9. Lombardi: When Pride Still Mattered by David Maraniss
10. Made To Stick: By Chip and Dan Heath
11. Nietzsche: Thus Spoke Zarathustra
12. The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
13. Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray
14. The Element by Ken Robinson
15. Public Speaking for Success by Dale Carnegie
16. Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
17. The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey
18. Excuses Be Gone by Dr. Wayne Dyer
19. The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer
20. An American Life: The Autobiography by Ronald Reagan
21. A. Lincoln: A Biography by Ronald C. White
22. My Life and Work-An Autobiography of Henry Ford
23. Alexander The Great by Philip Freeman
24. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
25. Losing My Virginity: The Autobiography by Richard Branson
26. JFK and The Unspeakable
27. Oprah: A Biography by Kitty Kelley
28. The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
29. Bright-sided, How positive thinking is undermining America by Barbara Ehrenreich
30. Restoring the American Dream by Robert Ringer
31. Defy Gravity by Rebel Brown
32. How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins
33. The Scientist in the Crib by Alison Gopnik, Andrew N. Meltzoff, and Patricia K. Kuhl
34. My Stroke of Insight by Jill Taylor
35. Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box by Arbinger Institute
36. (Thomas) Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
Leaders are readers.
If there are any books that have impacted your life that are not on the list please leave a comment below for us to check out!
Join me in making 2011 the BEST year yet!!
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