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Books I’ve Read

Book TitleAuthorRatingTypeLinkNotesStatus
Nonviolent Communication: Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values
Marshall Rosenberg PhD
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audioMindEmotionsRelational
Life saving book. The narrative is very calm and chill so it can be a slow start but worth the investment. The delivery though slow at first is a helpful way to deliver the content.
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No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention
Reed Hastings, Erin Meyer, narrated by Jason Culp, Allyson Ryan
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audioBusinessCultural
Great takeaways. A must read for anyone in leadership over product teams. Not saying Netlix has the best process, but they their clearly defined principles and values are inspiring.
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What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism
Dan Rather , Elliot Kirschner
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audioAutobiographyCultural
Dan's authentic and personal perspective is refreshing. A bit of optimism that we all need for today.
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Radical Candor
Kim Scott
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audioCommunicationLeadership
Really enjoyed this one. Kim has a unique background and uses that to provide really specific and good examples.
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It doesn’t have to be crazy at work
Jason Fried & David Hansson
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Paper BackBusinessLeadershipCommunicationCultural
Back with good examples and well articulated cases. An inspiring read to do better.
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The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry
John Comer
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CulturalMindSpiritual
A much needed read to become more aware of the hurry culture. Very impactful.
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Promise land
Barrack Obama
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AutobiographyLeadership
Fascinating behind the scenes look into his presidency.
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Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey
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audioAutobiography
A lovely narrative of his life. He openly shares nuggets of wisdom and profound experiences. Couldn’t put this down.
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Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality
Henry Cloud
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Paper BackLeadership
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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl
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Paper BackMindAutobiography
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University of Berkshire Hathaway
Daniel Pecaut, Corey Wrenn - contributor
audioBusinessStrategy
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The Five Keys to Mindful Communication
Susan Gillis Chapman
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audioCommunicationEmotionsRelational
I randomly selected this book. I'm very curious about communication. It's so complex and it's so personal. Susan does a great job bring a new context to a We over Me mindset when it comes to conversations. She brought some helpful triggers I can use to help me focus in my conversations and keep them open when I find myself closing myself up.
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Culture Wins
William Vanderbloemen
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audioLeadershipCultural
William brings some practical advice and insights from his experience of building his own company. It's a good listen and is helpful for learning key cultural concepts
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Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
Ken Kocienda
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audioProductCultural
Interesting look through an engineers eyes about the beginnings of Apple. There is a lot of technical jargon here, but Ken finds a way to make it relatable.
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Articulating Design Decisions: Communicate with Stakeholders, Keep Your Sanity, and Deliver the Best User Experience
Tom Greever
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Paper BackCommunicationProductStrategy
Tom has done a great job articulating the role and function of not only the designer but all the roles that are part of building great solutions. A great get back to the basics read.
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Zero to One: Notes on startups or how to build the future.
Peter Thiel, Black Masters
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audioBusinessProductStrategy
This has provided me with missing context about the dot com era, globalization, economy, and much more.
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Trillion Dollar Coach
Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle
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audioBusinessLeadership
This book attempts to put into words principles that people learned through their relationship with Bill Campbell. Lots of great learns.
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Shoe Dog
Phil Knight
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audioBusinessAutobiography
A beautifully narrated and written book. Phil Knight recounts his endeavor in turning his start up shoe company into a global icon.
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The Ride of A Lifetime
Robert Iger
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audioBusinessLeadershipAutobiography
Bob has lead one interesting life. His accounts of his time at Disney are memorable. The end of this book has valuable advice.
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Making of A Manager
Julie Zhuo
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audioLeadership
Julie provides a unique point of view and provides great advice for those who are wanting to be more than an individual contributor.
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How To Win Friends & Influence People
Dale Carnegie
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audioCommunication
Filled with practical take aways in improving how we connect with people.
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Talking To Strangers
Malcom Gladwell
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audioCultural
An eye opening experience to the racial tensions in America.
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Product Leadership
Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, Nate Walkingshaw
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Paper BackLeadershipCommunicationProduct
A staple at my work desk. It's been a foundational read. I'm constantly referring back to it as I run into ambiguity or challenges.
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman
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MindPaper Back
This book is a mind trip. It took me a long time to get through this one. It's written with an academic tone, so it's a bit tough to get through end to end. But well worth the investment.
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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Multiple authors
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Paper BackEmotionsRelationalLeadershipBusinessCommunication
This has become a staple. It's a series of articles put together. Each provide insights on the topic of leading with empathy. Provides tables and charts to further communicate ideas. Very practical.
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Remote: office not required
Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
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BusinessLeadershipStrategy
Quintessential book for working remotely.
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