A word from a CEO #28

If you want to master your craft, read books.

As you’ve likely noticed, I talk a lot about role models and mentors. And so I like to recommend books because I’ve found that most of what you need to learn can be found in books that have been around for decades, or even hundreds of years.

And so the other day, I posted on LinkedIn that I’d written an article for Inc. about books I recommend to everyone on my team — and asked for suggestions from my followers.

My original list included:

  • Made in America by Sam Walton
  • The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter Drucker
  • Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer

The best part is that in return, I got almost 100 recommendations from people. And so this week, I wanted to do something a little different and share some of those recommendations with you:

  • Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance by Louis. V. Gerstner
  • Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris
  • How to Build a Story Brand by Donald Miller
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • EssentialismThe Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown

If you’re interested, here is the full list I got. What’s one of your favorite books?

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