Average of Ten Chapters per Book / One Chapter per Day = 36.5 Books per Year


A good book is my constant companion. Reading is the greatest gift to me. It brings great joy to learn from the experience, insight, and living of others.


2017 Reading List (so far)

Currently Reading


  • Time Management Magic: How to Get More Done Every Day. Move From Surviving to Thriving, Lee Cockrell


Completed in 2017

  • The Cure for Career Quicksand: Advancing Your Career One Slice at a Time, Reagan Cannon
    • Buy eleven copies of this book; one for you and one for each of the first ten family, friends, strangers under thirty your meet in the next three days! This is Drucker's Managing Oneself on steroids.
  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein
  • Social NOTworking, Jody Katz Pritikin, Esq.
  • Resonant Leadership, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee
  • A Life on the Road, Charles Kuralt
  • Ask More: The Power of Question, Frank Sesno
  • The Lost Art of Listening, Michael P. Nichols, PhD
  • I Live for This, Bill Plaschke with Tommy Lasorda
  • Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation, Mike Robbins
  • The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, Gary Chapman and Paul White
  • Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyalzis, Annie McKee 
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, Christopher McDougall (I'm not a runner. This is a story about running, but more of a story about life. Great way to start the new year.)
  • Baseball in Cape Cod, Dan Crowley


On the Bookshelf for 2017

  • Revolution of Hope, Vincente Fox
  • Living Out Loud, Craig Sager
  • Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Annie McKee
  • Time Management Magic, Lee Cockerell
  • The Undoing Project, Michael Lewis
  • Bully Pulpit, Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • The Greatest Generation, Tom Brokaw
  • Theory U, C. Otto Scharmer


Completed in 2016

  1. The House of Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. SmartStorming, Mitchell Rigie and Keith Harmeyer
  3. HBR's 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
  4. Just Listen, Mark Goulston
  5. The Leadership Pipeline, Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, James Noel (Re-read)
  6. 1776, David McCullough
  7. Rumor in Town, Matt Dahlgren
  8. StandOut, Marcus Buckingham
  9. The Closer, Mariano Rivera
  10. The Cost of Bad Behavior, Christine Pearson and Chrisitne Porath
  11. Working, Studs Terkel
  12. Escape from Management Land, Ken Carnes and David Cottrell
  13. Off Camera, Ted Koppel
  14. Major Conflict, Jeffrey McGowan
  15. Sandy Koufax, Jane Leavy
  16. The No Complaining Rule, Jon Gordon
  17. The End of Average, Todd Rose***** (This rare book challenges "normal")
  18. The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown
  19. Positive Intelligence, Shirzad Chamine
  20. Big Data @ Work, Thomas Davenport
  21. Where Nobody Knows Your Name, John Feinstein
  22. The Oregon Trail, Rinker Bunk (what a great adventure)*****
  23. Good to Great, Jim Collins
  24. The Prince (audio), Niccolo Machiavelli
  25. Silos Politics, and Turf Wars, Patrick Lencioni
  26. The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon
  27. Jim Murray: The Last of The Best (on my shelf since 2000)
  28. The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book, Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves
  29. Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, Patrick Lencioni
  30. The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon
  31. The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni
  32. Crucial Accountability (audio), Kerry Patterson and Joseph Grenny
  33. To Lift a Mirror .... For What You've Lost, Nangy Ghafarshad
  34. Becoming Big League, Bill Mullins
  35. Girls Guide to Being a Boss (audio), Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio
  36. Ten Things You Can't Say In America, Larry Elder
  37. Bias, Bernard Goldberg
  38. Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (can't go wrong with a Studs Terkel book - insights galore)
  39. Turn the Ship Around, L. David Marqet


Completed in 2015

  1. Bully at Work
  2. Thinking Fast and Slow
  3. Get Out of Your Own Way
  4. How to Become a Great Boss (for the New Manager)
  5. The Five Choices (get control of your time and your life)
  6. No One Understands You and What to Do About It
  7. One Page Talent Management (good for HR Professionals)
  8. Give and Take
  9. Between the World and Me (read this one) *****
  10. The Pig War (Our one-day war with Canada)
  11. East of Eden (John Steinbeck is my favorite all-time author)
  12. The Entitled
  13. The Boys of Summer
  14. The Bullpen Gospels
  15. The Heart of Everything That Is (Red Cloud)
  16. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (this book will open your eyes) *****
  17. Sparky and Me (if only we could all live our life by this example) *****
  18. Blink
  19. Wait Till Next Year
  20. A Portrait of My Father
  21. Calico Joe
  22. Lion in the White House
  23. The Old Ball Game
  24. Loyalist Rebellion in New Brunswick (a special insight into Canadian and U.S. history)
  25. Man in the Middle
  26. The Wright Brothers 
  27. His Excellency (George Washington)