Monday April 29, 2013

15 Books That Have Changed the Way I Think

Often, after I’ve spoken to a group of students or business owners, I’ll get a followup email or phone call asking me about a book I mentioned during my talk. Here’s my current list of the most formative, and my most often quoted books in my stack. (In no particular order)

  • Leadership and Self Deception by the Arbinger Institute
  • Drive by Daniel Pink
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin
  • The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuck
  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
  • Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  • Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard
  • Getting Naked by Patrick Lencioni
  • Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds
  • Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath
  • Trust Agents by Chris Brogan
  • A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
  • Encouragement: The Key to Caring by Dan Allender and Larry Crabb
  • Soaring with Your Strengths by Donald Clifton (now Strengthfinder 2.0)

Bonus: Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L’Amour


Chris Nordyke is an integrated marketer and strategy consultant. He works with owners and senior business leaders to transform and grow service companies via a unique holistic approach that drives referral business and client retention. Click here to schedule a complimentary consult with Chris.


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