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The 5AM Club: Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life.

Robin Sharma

An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization

Robert Kegan - Lisa Laskow Lahey

Raving Fans

Kenneth Blanchard

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

James Clear

BE 2.0 (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0): Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company

Jim Collins - William Lazier

Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World

Tom Wright - Bradley Hope

Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Jonah Berger

Dear Founder: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business

Maynard Webb - Carlye Adler - Howard Schultz

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Cal Newport

Developing the Leaders Around You

John C. Maxwell

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Daniel H. Pink

Enchanted Objects: Innovation, Design, and the Future of Technology

David Rose

From Edison to Enron: The Business of Power and What It Means for the Future of Electricity

Richard Munson

Future Ready

Steve Morlidge

Good Economics For Hard Times

Esther Duflo Abhijit Banerjee

High Growth Handbook: Scaling Startups From 10 to 10,000 People

Elad Gil

How to be a Chief Operating Officer: 16 Disciplines for Success (How to be a...)

Jennifer Geary

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

Scott Adams

It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

Eileen Stevens - Jason Fried - David Heinemeier Hansson

Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth

Mika Brzezinski

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

Simon Sinek

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Chip Heath - Dan Heath

Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World

Marcus Buckingham - Ashley Goodall

Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into a Sales Machine with the $100 Million Best Practices of

Aaron Ross - Marylou Tyler

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Jeff Sutherland - J.J. Sutherland

Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big

Bo Burlingham - Sean Pratt

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Simon Sinek

What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence

Stephen A. Schwarzman

High Growth Handbook

Elad Gil


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Don’t Be the Boss Who Talks Too Much

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How BizOps Adapts to You and Your Company


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How to be a fair-pay CEO

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How to succeed as VP of Operations at a startup


LGBTQ+ voices: Learning from lived experiences

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