In the spirit of Labor Day, we’re taking a bow to all of our careers and the good, hard work we do to make a difference. None of us got here alone; there were mentors, teachers, parents, friends, bosses, colleagues—and a few key reads.
Here’s a list of 21 books that made an impact on how we approach work. Add yours in the Comments, at the end of page. Happy reading!
- How To Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
- The 4-Hour Workweek, by Timothy Ferris
- Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby, by Sandi Metz
- Third Circle Theory: Purpose Through Observation, by Pejman Ghadimi
- Bargaining for Advantage, by G. Richard Shell
- Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer, by Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell
- The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master, by Andrew Hunt and David Thompson
- The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy Into Action, by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
- All Politics Is Local: And Other Rules of the Game, by Tip O’Neill and Gary Hymel
- The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement,by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox
- The Lean Startup, by Eric Ries
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg
- The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America, by David Whyte
- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t, by Jim Collins
- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel Pink
- Switch, by Chip and Dean Heath
- Mastering the Complex Sale: How to Compete and Win When the Stakes are High!, by Jeff Thull
- The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick M. Lencioni
- Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lose It, by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
- Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen
Add to the list in Comments.