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Have you read any great books recently that inspired you or influenced your thinking? If so, please let us know, and we’ll feature those books here. Below are some the books we recommend:

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World,  Adam Grant (Author), Sheryl Sandberg (Foreword)
The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B.

Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace,  Kris Boesch
What would it feel like to have an extraordinary workplace culture that generates both joy and remarkable financial results?


Mindset, Carol S. Dweck

The New Psychology of Success


The Go-Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann

A Little Story About A Powerful Business Idea

Mountains Beyond Mountains
Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder

The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

Designing Brand Identity
Designing Brand Identity, Alina Wheeler

An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team

The Three Box Solution
The Three-Box Solution, John R. Nofsinger

A Strategy for Leading Innovation

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Made to Stick, Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

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Start with Why, Simon Sinek

How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

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Freakonomics , Steven D. Levitt

A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything


All the Light We Cannot See , Anthony Doerr

A New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.



Blue Ocean Strategy,W.Chan Kim, Renee Maugorgne

How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant.


Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance , Atul Gawande

Gawande examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in a complex and risk-filled profession.



Reason for Hope, Jane Goodall

In a poignant and insightful memoir, Jane Goodall explores her extraordinary life and personal spiritual odyssey.

Community: The Structure of Belonging Peter Block
As a response to the increasing violence in our culture, the widening ideological divides, and the growing gap in economic well-being, there is greater awareness that a deeper sense of community is desperately needed.

Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing – Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth W. Chan Kim
Move beyond competing, inspire your people’s confidence, and seize new growth.


Work That Works, Geil Browning

Emergineering a Positive Organizational Culture


The Crossroads of Should and Must,  Elle Luna

Find and Follow Your Passion

The Life We Bury
The Life We Bury, Allen Eskens

College student Joe Talbert writes about Carl, a dying Vietnam veteran– and a convicted murderer.

Storyscaping
Storyscaping, Gaston Legorburu

Stop Creating Ads, Start Creating Worlds

Implementing World Class IT Strategy
Implementing World Class IT Strategy, Peter A. High

How IT Can Drive Organizational Innovation

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Youtility, Jay Baer

Why Smart Marketing Is about Help Not Hype

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Words that Work

It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear

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The Happiest Man in the World, James W. Jackson

Life Lessons from a Cultural Economist

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Ted Talks Storytelling, Akash Karia

23 Storytelling Techniques from the Best TED Talks

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Storytelling on Steroids, John Weich

10 stories that hijacked the pop culture conversation

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Tell to Win, Peter Guber

Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story