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Book Club: Volume I, Never Stop Learning

Even if you've been in the same industry for years, there is always something new to learn, or a new way of approaching something - a change of perspective.  Swap Netflix with a book and you're golden

I base my reading list on suggestions from a select few people across varying industries, where I already know their work and trust them to provide value - almost like a pre-screening. Much of my present and future lists has come from Ryan Holiday, Focus Lab (Sidecar), & Tim Ferriss, among others.

The following is (an exhausting) collection of recommended books I've read as well as what's next on my list. Present, Future & Past - in that order. The first 3/4 of this list is comprised of Business, Productivity, Marketing & Branding Books, but if you're looking for something a little different, check out the last section!



Currently Reading:

Debbie Millman (Branding)

James Webb Young

David Allen (Productivity)


Brand Thinking & Other Noble Pursuits

A Technique for Producing Ideas

Getting Things Done, The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Just Finished:

Jessica Hische (Lettering & Illustration)

Ryan Holiday (Business, Growth Hacking)

Lama Surya Das (Lifestyle)

In Process

Growth Hacker Marketing

Awakening the Buddah Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World

Up Next:

Simon Sinek (Business, Leadership)

Nir Eyal (Product Design)

David Airey (Branding)

Cal Newport (Productivity)

Al & Laura Ries (Branding)

Jorg Dietzel (Marketing, Branding)

Robin Landa (Branding)

Marty Neumeier (Business, Branding)

Alina Wheeler (Branding)

Steve Krug (Information Design)

Martin Lindstrom (Branding)

Nancy Duarte (Branding)

Jason Fried (Business)

John Wooden (Leadership)

David Halberstam (Leadership)

Start with Why

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Logo Design Love

Deep Work: Rules for Focussed Success in a Distracted World

The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding

Create, Convince, Connect: Fundamentals of Advertising, Branding and Communication

Designing Brand Experiences: Creating Powerful Integrated Brand Solutions

The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design

Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team

Don't Make Me Think

Brand Sense

Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences


The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders & Leadership

The Education of a Coach

Books that I keep around, re-read and continue to recommend:

Ryan Holiday (Lifestyle Design)

99u, Forward by Scott Belsky (Business)

99u, Forward by Scott Belsky (Business)

99u, Forward by Scott Belsky (Business)

Scott Belsky, CEO Behance & The Action Method (Creativity, Business)

Jay Abraham (Business)

Ryan Holiday (Marketing)

Seth Godin (Marketing)

Seth Godin (Business)

Malcom Gladwell (Business)

Malcom Gladwell (Business)

The Obstacle is the Way

(Vol 1) Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind

(Vol 2) Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career

(Vol 3) Make Your Mark: The Creative's Guide to Building Businesses with Impact

Making Ideas Happen

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got

Trust Me, I'm Lying

Purple Cow



David and Goliath

Other Subjects:

Pavel Tsatsouline (Fitness)

Pavel Tsatsouline & Dan Jon (Fitness)

Pavel Tsatsouline & Andy Bolton (Fitness)

Tim Ferriss (Lifestyle Design, Meta-Learning, Cooking)

Tim Ferriss (Health, Fitness)

Marie Kondo (Lifestyle Design)

Olivia Fox Cabane (Lifestyle Design)

Seneca (Stoicism, Philosophy)

Marcus Aurelius (Philosophy)

Kettlebell, Simple & Sinister

Easy Strength

Deadlift Dynamite

The Four Hour Chef

The Four Hour Body

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Charisma Myth

Seneca, Letters from a Stoic