Resources – Recommended Reading and Listening

If you’re interested in personal development and being the best you can be then you already know how important it is to use all available resources and look to continually learn and grow.

Over the years, I’ve read many books, listening to loads of Podcasts and attended numerous courses on the topics of Business, Sales, Marketing, Leadership, Customer Service, Behavioral Economics, Networking, Psychology, Body Language, Sociology, Branding, Social Media, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (to name a few!). There are countless resources available out there, but since I get asked a lot about what I would recommend, I thought I would share a few that I have found particularly helpful:

Books:

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Key Person of Influence by Daniel Priestley
  • Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics by Richard Thaler
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • Life. Business.: Just Got Easier by Brad Burton
  • The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
  • The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters
  • The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life’s Challenges by Paul Gilbert
  • Quick & Easy Way to Effective Speaking by Dale Carnegie
  • Winners: And How They Succeed by Alastair Campbel
  • Trust Based Marketing by Matt Zagula and Dan S. Kennedy

  • Don’t Shoot the Dog! by Karen Pryor
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • Superforecasting – The Art and Science of Forecasting by Phillip Tetlock and Dan Gardner
  • Games People Play by Eric Berne
  • Freakonomics by Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  • Difficult Conversations by Clive Lewis
  • Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
  • Getting to Yes by Roger Fischer and William Ury
  • Getting Past No by William Ury
  • Influence by Robert Cialdini
  • Pre-suasion by Robert Cialdini
  • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
  • Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
  • Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday
  • The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday
  • Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins
  • Awake the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
  • The Essentials by HBR
  • Who Moved my Cheese by Dr Spencer Johnston
  • The 80 Minute MBA by Richard Reeves and John Knell
  • I’m Okay – You’re Okay by Thomas Harris
  • Staying Okay by Amy Harris and Tomas Harris
  • Gung Ho! by Ken Blanchard
  • The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  • Everything is F*cked – A Book about Hope by Mark Manson
  • The Negotiation Book – Steve Gates
  • High Performance Habit by Brendon Burchard
  • Leadership, Strategy and Tactics by Jocko Willink
  • The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
  • Black Box thinking – Matthew Syed
  • The Pressure Principle by Dr Dave Alred
  • Nudge by Richard Tharler and Cass Sustein
  • Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
  • Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggings

Podcasts:

  • London School of Economics: Public Lectures and Events
  • Joe Rogan
  • HBR IdeaCast
  • The Ziglar Show – Motivation and Inspiration to Fuel your Life
  • The Advanced Selling Podcast: Sales Training/Leadership Coaching/B2B Strategy/Prospecting Tips