The Best Books

(Business, coaching, counselling, philosophy, the brain, motivation and more besides)

  • “Business Models made Easy” by Don Debelak
  • “Blue Ocean Strategy” by W Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
  • “First Break all the rules “ by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
  • “Now discover your strengths” By Marcus Buckingham
  • “The One thing you need to know” by Marcus Buckingham
  • “The effective executive” by Peter Drucker
  • “The essential Drucker” By Peter Drucker
  • “The classic Drucker” By Peter Drucker
  • “It is not the Big that eat the Small, it is the Fast that eat the Slow” by Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton
  • “The E-Myth revisited” By Michael Gerber
  • “ E-Myth Mastery” By Michael Gerber
  • “The E-Myth contractor” By Michael Gerber
  • “The E-Myth manager” by Michael Gerber
  • “Bottom Line organizational development” by Merrill Anderson
  • “Maverick, the success story behind the worlds most unusual workplace” By Ricardo Semmler
  • “The One Minute Manager” series by Ken Blanchard et al
  • The “Fish” series by Peter Lundin et al
  • “Working with emotional Intelligence” By Daniel Goleman
  • “Social Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman
  • “Built to Last”, by Jim Collins
  • “Good to Great”, by Jim Collins
  • “Rework”, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  • “Small Giants”, by Bo Burlingham
  • “Start with Why”, Simon Sinek
  • “The Big Book of Small Business”, Andrew Griffith
  • “Bullet-proof your business now”, Andrew Griffith
  • “Double your profits in 6 months or less”, Bob Fifer
  • “The Knack, How street Smart entrepreneurs Learn to handle whatever comes up”, Norm Brdosky and Bo Burlingham
  • “The Goal, a process of ongoing improvement”, Eliyahu Goldratt
  • “The seven irrefutable rules for building a sustainable business”, Steven Little
  • “Meatball Sunday”, by Seth Godin
  • “Purple Cow, by Seth Godin
  • “Tribes”, by Seth Godin
  • “The Milkshake moment”, by Steven Little
  • “The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur”, Michael Michalowicz
  • “The Pumpkin Plan”, Michael Michalowicz
  • “Duct Tape MArketing”, by John Jantsch
  • “True Brand Toolkit”, by Michael Neaylon
  • “Littel Red Book of Selling”, Jeffrey Gitomer
Quircky entrepreneurs
  • “Raising the Bar, the story of Cliff Bar inc”, Gary Erckson
  • “Let my people go surfing”, by Yves Chouinard
  • “Reinventing the wheel”, Chris Zane
  • “Peak”, by Chip Conley
  • “Plain Talk”, Ken Iverson
  • “Screw it, Let’s do it”, Richard Branson
  • “Ben and Jerry’s Double dip”, Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield
  • “Become a Key Person of Influence”, Dan Priestly
Open Book Management
  • “The Great Game of Business”, by Jack Stack
  • ” A Stake in the Outcome”, by Jack Stack
  • “Ownership Thinking”, Brad Hams
  • “The Open Book experience”, by John Case
  • “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits”,  Verne Harnish
Motivation, Thinking and Philosophy
  • “How to have a beautiful Mind” By Edward de Bono
  • “The six value Medals” by Edward de Bono
  • “The New thinking for the New Millennium” by Edward de Bono
  • “Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by step” by E. De Bono
  • “Blink” by Malcom Gladwell
  • “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell
  • “The Situation is Hopeless, but not Serious; The pursuit of unhappiness” by Paul Watzlawick
  • “Ultra-Solutions; How to fail most successfully” by Paul Watzlawick
  • “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by S. Covey
  • “The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to become the Creative Force in your Own Life” by R. Fritz
  • ”The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle
  • “The Art of War” by Sun Zu
  • ”The Alchemist” By Paul Coelho
  • “The invitation” By Oriah Mountain Dreamer
  • “People Skills” by R. Bolton
  • “The Street Guide to flirting” by Andrew Bryant and Michelle Lia Lewis
  • “Made to Stick, why some ideas survive and others die”, Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • “Switch”, Chip and Dan Heath
  • “Drive, The Surprising Truth about what motivates us”, Dab Pink
  • “Predictably irrational”, Dan Ariely
  • “Daring Greatly; How the courage to be Vulnerable transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead”, Brene Brown
Coaching, Business Coaching, and Mentoring:
  • “Fierce conversations; achieving success at work and in life, one conversation at a time”, Susan Scott
  • “Quiet Leadership, teach people how to think, don’t tell them what to do” by David Rock
  • “Personal Best” by David Rock, founder of Results Life Coaching
  • “Coach Yourself, make Real Change in your Life” by Anthony Grant and Jane Greene
  • “Solution Focused Coaching” by Anthony Grant and Jane Greene
  • “Coaching for Performance” by John Whitmore
  • “The Complete Guide to Coaching at Work” by Perry Zeus and Suzanne Skiffington
  • “The Coaching at work Toolkit” by Perry Zeus and Suzanne Skiffington
  • “The Inner game of Tennis” and Other “Inner Game” titles by T. Gallwey
  • “Everyone’s a Coach” by K. Blanchard and D. Shula
  • “Coaching that counts” By Dianna Anderson and Merrill Anderson
  • “Coaching for Leadership: How the World’s Greatest Coaches Help Leaders Learn” by Marshall Goldsmith
  • “Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart : A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges” by Mary Beth O’Neill
  • “The Psychology of Executive Coaching” By Bruce Peltier
  • “The Art of Mentoring: Lead, Follow and Get out of the Way” by S. Peddy
  • “The Coaching Revolution” by D.C. Logan and J. King
Solutions Focused Brief Coaching and Strengths based coaching
  • “Team Coaching with the Solution Circle” by Daniel Meier
  • “Solutions Focus Working” Mark Mckergow and Jenny Clarke
  • “The Solutions Focus” by Mark Mckergrow
  • “Positive approaches to change” by Mark Mckergrow and Jenny Clarke
  • “A Guide to possibility land” Bill O’Hanlon
  • “Do one thing different; Ten simple ways to change your life” by Bill O’Hanlon
  • “Change 101; A practical guide to creating Change” by Bill O’Hanlon
  • “Solutions Focused Therapy” by B. O’Connell
  • “Interviewing for solutions, second edition” by DeJong P and Berg I K
  • “Clues – Investigating solutions in brief therapy” by S de Shazer
Psychology and Counselling:
  • “My Voice will go with you; The teaching tales of Milton Erickson” by Sidney Rosen
  • “Uncommon Therapy; The psychiatric techniques of Milton Erickson” by Jay Haley
  • “Learned Optimism” by M. Seligman
  • “Authentic Happiness” By M Seligman
  • “Flow” By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • “The Art of Counselling” by Rollo May
  • “The skilled Helper” By Gerald Egan
The brain,
  • “A Users Guide to the Brain” by John Ratey
  • “How the mind works” By Steven Pinker
  • “The Human Mind” By Robert Winston
  • “Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman
  • “Woking with emotional Intelligence” By Daniel Goleman
  • “Social Intelligence” By Daniel Goleman
  • “Mozart’s Brain & the Fighter Pilot – Unleashing Your Brain’s Potential” by Richard M Restak
Chaos and Systems:
  • “What the Bleep do we know”, The book, By William Arntz et al
  • “The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe” by Lynne McTaggart
  • “The Hole in the Universe” by KC Cole
  • “Science and the Akashic Field” by Ervin Laszlo
  • “The Secret; The law of attraction”
  • “The Turning Point: Science, Society and the Rising Culture” by F. Capra
  • “Chaos” by J. Gleick
  • “Emergence, from Chaos to Order” By John Holland
  • “The Systems view of the World” By Ervin Laszlo
  • “Complexity, Life at the edge of Chaos” by Roger Lewin

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