/ Books

This is a list of books I found especially useful to shape my thinking, feeling, and doing. They are structured loosely around keywords.
Name
Author
Year
Category
Marion Franklin
The HeART of Laser-Focused Coaching: A Revolutionary Approach to Masterful Coaching
2019
Coaching
Bungay Stanier
The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
2016
Coaching
Michael Neill
Supercoach 10th Anniversary Edition
2017
Coaching
Sir John Whitmore
Coaching for Performance: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership
2017
Coaching
S. N. Goenka
The Art Of Living: Vipassana Meditation
1987
Meditation
Daniel M. Ingram
Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha
2008
Meditation
John Yates
The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness
2017
Meditation
Szhinzen Young
The Science of Enlightment
2016
Meditation
Tim Ferriss
The 4-Hour Workweek
2007
Effective work
Jason Fried
Rework
2012
Effective work
Jason Fried
Remote
2013
Effective work
Cal Newport
So Good They Can’t Ignore
2012
Effective work
Cal Newport
Deep Work Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
2016
Effective work
Cal Newport
Digital Minimalism. Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
2020
Effective work
Gary Keller
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
2014
Effective work
Robert K. Greenleaf
Servant Leadership [25th Anniversary Edition]: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness
1997
Leadership
Jocko Willink
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
2017
Leadership
Simon Sinek
Leaders Eat Last
2014
Leadership
Michael Gelb
How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci
1988
Creativity
Steven Johnson
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
2020
Creativity
Stephen Covey
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
1989
Thinking
Bernard Roth
The Achievement Habit. Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life
2012
Thinking
George Lakoff, Mark Johnson
Metaphors We Live By
1980
Thinking
Simon Sinek
Start With Why
2009
Thinking
Douglas Hofstadter, Emmanuel Sander
Surfaces and Essences
2013
Thinking
Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
Algorithms to Live By
2016
Thinking
Annie Duke
Thinking in Bets
2018
Thinking
Carol Tavris
Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts
2020
Thinking
Ray Dalio
Principles Life and Work
2017
Thinking
Lawrence Freedman
Strategy
2013
Thinking
Daniel Kahneman
Thinking, Fast and Slow
2011
Thinking
Shane Parrish
The Great Mental Models
2009
Mental models
Yuval Noah Harari
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
2015
History
Yuval Noah Harari
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
2017
History
Yuval Noah Harari
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
2019
History
Marshall B. Rosenberg
Nonviolent Communication — A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships
2015
Communication
Larry King
How to Talk to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere
1996
Communication
Sidney Rosen
My Voice Will Go with You: The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson
1982
Storytelling
Margaret Parkin
Tales for Trainers: Using Stories and Metaphors to Facilitate Learning
N/D
Storytelling
Annette Simmons
Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact
2015
Storytelling
Christopher Booker
The Seven Basic Plots
2004
Storytelling
Dale Carnegie
How to Develop Self-confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking
1990
Public speaking
Herbert Benson
The Relaxation Response
1975
Public speaking
Benjamin K. Bergen
Louder Than Words. The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning
2014
Public speaking
Nancy Duarte
Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Presentation Design
N/D
Presentations
Max Atkinson
Lend Me Your Ears: All You Need to Know About Making Speeches and Presentations
2004
Presentations
Seth Godin
Permission Marketing
1999
Marketing
Seth Godin
This is Marketing. You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn To See
2018
Marketing
Daniel H. Pink
To Sell Is Human
2012
Marketing
Gary Vaynerchuk
Crush It! Why NOW is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion
2009
Marketing
Gary Vaynerchuk
Crushing It
N/D
Marketing
John Carlton
Kick Ass Copywriting Secrets of a Marketing Rebel
2002
Marketing
Julia Cameron
The Artist’s Way
1992
Creative work/Writing