BOOK LIST OF 2017
Consuming books has become a passion of mine. I started developing a passion for books in 2016.
In that post I set a goal of consuming 52 books in 2017.
I only consumed 36 books in 2017, well short of my goal.
But I still feel accomplished because of the knowledge, wisdom, and insights I gained in business, leadership, and personal development.
Consuming books (both reading and listening to) is an investment that keeps returning dividends year after year.
Again, my goal for next year is to consume 52 books.
The links listed below are affiliate links through Amazon. If you purchase a book by clicking on the link, then you will be supporting my book consumption habit (i.e. I may receive income…not much but…).
5 MUST READ BOOKS FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS:
3. The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months – Brian P. Moran
4. The Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry – Warrillow John
The books below are listed in order of my consumption not necessarily their impact.
I really enjoyed all of them.
BOOKS ON BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT:
To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others – Daniel H. Pink
Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You – John Warrillow
Rework – Jason Fried
BOOKS ON PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:
Total Brain Makeover – Srinivasan Pillay
High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way – Brendon Burchard
Principles: Life and Work – Ray Dalio
Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion – Robert B. Cialdini
Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions – Brian Christian
Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain – Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
FUN AND INFORMATIVE BOOKS:
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard – Dan Heath and Chip Heath
Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business – Paul Downs
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work – Dan Heath and Chip Heath
Made to Stick – Dan Heath and Chip Heath
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants – Malcolm Gladwell
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Shawn Van Dyke is a construction industry consultant, business coach, and mentor to skilled trade business owners. He is a Brand Ambassador for Fine Homebuilding, travels across the US as a keynote speaker, seminar presenter, and the author of The Paperwork Punch List: 28 Days to Streamline Your Construction Business. Contact Shawn to have him speak at your event or invite him to train your team.