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Here at Xperience, we believe in Growth. A huge part of that growth comes from our love, well, our obsession with books. I have built my schedule around reading one book each week to bring back to the organization and share.

Every year, I put together a list of books that I have read over the previous twelve months and share them here. As I look back, it gives me insight on the growth of our team and allows me to set the new growth plan for the upcoming year. Of course, there are also a few books that I re-read every year…and those are not listed here. These were the new books of 2019. This year I highlighted MY TOP TEN that I believe had a pretty profound effect on my thinking and thus, on our organization. I will be putting together my notes on each of these ten in future blog posts, so please check back or subscribe to our weekly post below. 

A list of books does nothing for you unless you first decide what direction you’d like to take your business or yourself…and then build an actual growth plan. I broke our list down into a few categories as well for easier selection.

This year was a lot of continued study on the brain, human behavior and promoting change. A couple of these books caused me to make some pretty major decisions…direction changing decisions…business changing decisions…life changing decisions…More to come on that!

Happy reading!!

Future Business Development 

Finite and Infinite Games – James Carse
Infinite Games – Simon Sinek
The Connectors Way –  Patrick Galvin
Fanatical Prospecting  – Jeb Blount
Building A Story Brand – Donald Miller
Getting Things Done – David Allen
Profit First – Mike Michalowicz
How To Invest in Real Estate with Your IRA & 401K – Hubert Brim
Getting Things Done – David Allen
Max Out Your Life – Ed Mylett
Never Lose A Customer Again – Joey Coleman
Tax Free Wealth – Tom Wheelwright
Thank You For Being Late – Thomas Friedman

Growth & Scaling

The Four – Scott Galloway
Built To Sell – John Warrillow
The Amazon Way – John Rossman
Chop Wood Carry Water – Joshua Metcalf
Do Scale – Les McKeown
Shoe Dog – Phil Knight
Platform Revolution – Geoffrey Parker
Venture Girls – Cristal Glangchai
Traction – Gino Wickman
Blitzscaling – Reid Hoffman
Moonshot – Richard Wiseman

Brain Study And Behavioral Change

Atomic Habits – James Clear
Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
Indistractable – Nir Eyal
Anxious – Joseph LeDoux
Changing Habits – Charles Duhigg
The Defining Decade – Meg Jay
Six Questions of Socrates – Christopher Phillips

Self Work

Stillness Is The Key – Ryan Holiday
Trillion Dollar Coach – Eric Schmidt
Wisdom at Work – Chip Conley
The Red Rubber Ball – Kein Carrol
Aspire – Kevin Hall
Girl Stop Apologizing – Rachel Hollis
Living Forward – Michael Hyatt
Paradigms – Joel Barker
Option B – Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
Find Your Way – Carly Fiorina
Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport
Deep Work – Cal Newport
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 – Travis Bradberry
Thirst – Scott Harrison


Tribal Leadership – Dave Logan
Leadershift – John Maxwell
Art of the Apology – Lauren Bloom
Nine Lies About Work – Marcus Buckingham
Leading with Noble Purpose –  Lisa Earle McLeod