Recommended CEO Reading

What’s on your bookshelf?

One of the best ways to scale up your business is to learn from the successes and failures of others who’ve done it. You’re not alone in your desire (or struggle) to scale and grow. Here are some resources that have helped me grow in the areas of leadership, people, vision, strategy, execution, cash/finances, and personal development.


Fusion Book


by Denise LeeYohn
Uncommon Service Book

Uncommon Service

by Francis Frei
Good To Great Book

Good to Great

by Jim Collins
Built to Last Book

Built to Last

by Jim Collins & Jerry Porras
Outthink the Competition Book

Outthink the Competition

by Kaihan Krippendorf
First Break the Rules Book

First Break All The Rules

by Marcus Buckingham
Competitive advantage Book

Competitive Advantage

by Michael Porter
The Effective Executive Book

The Effective Executive

by Peter Drucker
Inside Advantage Book

The Inside Advantage

by Robert Bloom
Start with why Book

Start with Why

by Simon Sinek
Art Of War Book

The Art of War

by Sun Tzu
Growth IQ Book

Growth IQ

by Tiffani Bova
Scaling Up Book

Scaling Up

by Verne Harnish


Hyper Sales Growth Book

Hyper Sales Growth

by Jack Daly
The Sales Playbook Book

The Sales Playbook

by Jack Daly

People / Culture

Topgrading Book


by Brad Smart
Turn your ship around Book

Turn Your Ship Around

by David Marquet
Team of Teams Book

Team of Teams

by General Stanley McChrystal
Who Book


by Geoff Smart
Multipliers Book


by Liz Wiseman
The Advantage Book

The Advantage

by Patrick Lencioni
The Five Temptations of a CEO Book

The Five Temptations of a CEO

by Patrick Lencioni
Leaders Eat Last Book

Leaders Eat Last

by Simon Sinek
Fierce Conversations Book

Fierce Conversations

by Susan Scott
4 hour workweek Book

The 4 Hour Workweek

by Tim Ferriss
Delivering Happiness Book

Delivering Happiness

by Tony Hsieh


Rhythm Book


by Patrick Thean
The Checklist Manifesto Book

The Checklist Manifesto

by Atul Gawande
Getting Things Done Book

Getting Things Done

by David Allen
Key Performance Indicators Book

Key Performance Indicators

by David Parmenter
The Goal Book

The Goal

by Eli Goldratt & Jeff Fox
The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup

by Eric Ries
Its The Manager Book

It's the Manager

by Jim Clifton & Jim Harter
The Emyth Revisited Book

The E Myth Revisited

by Michael Gerber
Predictable Results Book

Predictable Results

by Patrick Thean
Balanced Scorecard Book

Balanced Scorecard

by Robert Kaplan & David Norton
3Hag Way Book

3HAG Way

by Shannon Susko
The Metronome Effect Book

The Metronome Effect

by Shannon Susko


Built To Sell Book

Built to Sell

by John Warrilow
Profit First Book

Profit First

by Mike Michalowicz

Great Books on Coaching

Getting Naked Book

Getting Naked

by Patrick Lencioni
The Coaching Habit Book

The Coaching Habit

by Michael Bungay Stanier
Trillion Dollar Coach Book

Trillion Dollar Coach

by Schmidt, Rosenberg & Eagle

Great Companies / Great Leaders / Great Reads

Legacy Book


by James Kerr
The McKinsey Way Book

The McKinsey Way

by Ethan Rasiel
Excellence Wins Book

Excellence Wins

by Horst Schulz
Onward Book


by Howard Schultz
Winning Book


by Jack Welch
Nuts Book

Nuts! (Southwest Airlines)

by Kevin & Jackie Freiberg
Half The Sky Book

Half the Sky

by Kristof & WuDunn
Finding My Virginity Book

Finding My Virginity

by Richard Branson
Titan Book


by Ron Chernow
Steve Jobs Book

Steve Jobs

by Walter Isaacson