My Favorite Books
These books are the ones that have most shaped my and would recommend them to anyone.
Books on Business, Startups and Innovation
Rework – A great book on breaking out of the conventional business mindset.
Getting Real – The first book I read on building a software company. Amazing.
Crossing the Chasm – A must read for software / tech businesses for growth.
Rules for Revolutionaries – Great book if your business has an entrenched competitor.
Making Vision Stick – How to communicate your vision (and have them remember)
Made to Stick – Making your ideas and communication memorable.
Start with Why – Why companies like Apple have a cult following and how to do the same.
Business Model Generation – The best book on developing a successful business model.
Getting to Plan B – How the best businesses never get it right on the first try.
Visioneering – Developing and understanding vision (great faith perspective)
Crush It – A great read for anyone getting started on their passion as a business.
4 Hour Work Week – one of my favorites. Phenomenal on helping get your first business started.
The Little Black Book of Innovation – Great for people who want to develop the art of thinking differently.
Measure What Matters – How the biggest companies shipped the biggest and best products that changed the world.
Books on Personal Development & Leadership
Boundaries – Absolutely essential book for every human being on earth.
Leadership and Self Deception – how you might be the problem and you don’t even know it.
5 Dysfunction of a Team – understanding dynamics among people so you can build a thriving culture.
LinchPin – Making yourself invaluable to those around you.
The Road Back To You – Guide to understanding enneagram and you.
The Enneagram Made Easy – Simple read to understand yourself and others.
Strengths Finder 2.0 – Discovering your strengths and how to thrive professionally.
Friendship Factor – The easiest read ever to help you develop meaningful relationships.
Axiom – Simple and insightful leadership proverbs based on true stories.
Freedom of Simplicity – A great read for not letting the complex world ruin your life.
Books on Faith, Theology and Spirituality
Keyword Study Bible (NASB) – What I read from every day. It has an embedded Greek and Hebrew translation and concordance so you can look up almost any word.
Understanding the Whole Bible – What you get in the first 45 minutes of this book is better than many 4 years of Bible colleges.
Misunderstood God – One of my all time favorites. Broke the lies that religion tells us.
Lectures to My Students – Brilliant writings and thoughts by the Brilliant Spurgeon. A must for pastors or would be pastors.
Mission Critical – The best daily devotion I have ever read. A must for leaders in business.
Sit Walk Stand – Foundational book for every believer to understand your position with God and your spiritual journey.
The Word, The Name, The Blood – Great book on understanding the power of the word, name and blood or Jesus.
Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind – Breaking free of the conventional thinking about your faith in God.
Culture of Honor – Building a culture of faith, transformation and honor that sustains.
The Root of the Righteous – A classic from A.W Tozer.
Fashioned to Reign – Astounding read on Women and Ministry.
The Gospel in 10 Words – One of my favorites. Easy read and is a must for every believer.
The Gospel in 20 Questions – Another favorite – so much clarity to God’s character and nature.
Creating Mission Culture – How to change culture using the Five Fold Ministry
Raptureless – Redefining what you believe about the end times. Must read for any eschatology nerds.
Topical Memory System – How to begin memorizing the Bible’s most important topics.
Books on Teaching / Communication
StoryBrand – The most foundational shift for how I communicate came from this model.
On Writing Well – A must read for any writer and communicator.
The Elements of Style – How to engage your audience with your own voice.
How to Write Copy That Sells – A secret weapon of ours for business communication.