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Books

All of our guests recommend books that have inspired and molded their work.  Below is a list of those books in order of popularity.  Enjoy!

 

Book Title Times Recommended
1 Thinking, Fast and Slow 7
2 Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future 6
3 The Hard Thing About Hard Things 5
4 Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action 4
5 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® 4
6 Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind 4
7 Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us 4
8 Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End 4
9 Shoe Dog 4
10 The Alchemist 3
11 Checklist Manifesto 3
12 The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is in Your Hands 3
13 Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-based Competition on Results 3
14 The Emperor of All Maladies 3
15 Think and Grow Rich 3
16 An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back 3
17 Thank You for Being Late 3
18 Man’s Search for Meaning 2
19 The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest 2
20 Deep Medicine 2
21 The Five Dysfunctions of a Team 2
22 The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care 2
23 Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking is Not the Answer 2
24 Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think 2
25 Homo Deus 2
26 Theodore Roosevelt Trilogy Bundle 2
27 Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World 2
28 How Doctors Think 2
29 The Culture Code 2
30 The Little Prince 2
31 Dune 2
32 The Patient as CEO: How Technology Empowers the Healthcare Consumer 2
33 Delivering Happiness 2
34 Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science 2
35 The Power of Habit 2
36 Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time 2
37 The Dip 1
38 Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage 1
39 Our Iceberge Is Melting 1
40 The Mismeasure of Man 1
41 A Fine Balance 1
42 Value as a Service: Embracing the Coming Disruption 1
43 The Public Physician 1
44 Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds 1
45 Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers 1
46 Scaling Up 1
47 The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations 1
48 Coders 1
49 What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy 1
50 Artificial Intelligence Powered Diagnostics 1
51 Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage 1
52 Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play: Transforming the buyer/seller relationship 1
53 Slaughterhouse-Five 1
54 These Truths 1
55 Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace 1
56 To Kill a Mockingbird 1
57 Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility 1
58 AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order 1
59 Citizen of the Galaxy 1
60 The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying 1
61 The Power of Positive Thinking 1
62 The Best and the Brightest 1
63 Who Moved My Cheese? 1
64 Why Doctors Hate Their Computers 1
65 The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth 1
66 Siddhartha 1
67 Peak Performance 1
68 Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing – Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth 1
69 The Art and Practice of Loving: Living a Heartfelt Yes 1
70 Master the Matrix: 7 Essentials for Getting Things Done in Complex Organizations 1
71 Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds 1
72 Black Holes and Warped Spacetime 1
73 Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think 1
74 Health Care Without Walls: A Roadmap for Reinventing U.S. Health Care 1
75 Chop Wood Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great 1
76 Shackleton’s Way 1
77 Educated 1
78 Clockspeed 1
79 Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions 1
80 High Flyers: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders 1
81 Dare to Lead 1
82 The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon 1
83 Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done 1
84 Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup 1
85 Procedure: Women Remaking Medicine 1
86 Built to Last 1
87 Platform Revolution 1
88 Atlas of EEG in Critical Care 1
89 The Foundation Trilogy 1
90 Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard 1
91 Cutting for Stone 1
92 Mindset: The New Psychology of Success 1
93 Les Miserables 1
94 Groupthink: Psychological Studies of Policy Decisions and Fiascoes 1
95 Platform Revolution 1
96 Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender 1
97 Exponential Organizations 1
98 It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy 1
99 Harvard Business Review Emotional Intelligence Collection 1
100 1984 1
101 Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking 1
102 Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle 1
103 The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations 1
104 Leading Quietly 1
105 The Three-Body Problem 1
106 Mountains Beyond Mountains 1
107 All Creatures Great and Small 1
108 Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance 1
109 Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-based Competition on Results 1
110 Martin Eden 1
111 The Medical Detectives 1
112 The Upward Spiral 1
113 Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love 1
114 Tales from Margaritaville 1
115 Our Bodies, Our Data: How Companies Make Billions Selling Our Medical Records 1
116 Life after the Diagnosis 1
117 The Four Agreements 1
118 Reinventing Organizations 1
119 The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance 1
120 Bold: How to Go Big, Make Bank, and Better the World 1
121 Peace Is Every Step 1
122 Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance 1
123 Blind Spots 1
124 Bad Blood 1
125 Books by Teddy Roosevelt 1
126 Radical Candor 1
127 A Walk in the Woods 1
128 Tao Te Ching 1
129 Savitri a Legend and a Symbol 1
130 Man’s Search for Meaning 1
131 All the Light We Cannot See 1
132 Art of War 1
133 1776 1
134 Transformational Leaders 1
135 Strategic IQ: Creating Smarter Corporations 1
136 Scale 1
137 How to Change Your Mind 1
138 The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less 1
139 Meditations 1
140 Dark Money 1
141 The Hobbit 1
142 Augustus 1
143 MoneyBall Medicine 1
144 The Blind Visionary 1
145 Way of the Peaceful Warrior 1
146 Ishmael 1
147 The Digital Doctor 1
148 A House for Mr Biswas 1
149 A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future 1
150 Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War 1
151 Outliers: The Story of Success 1
152 Creative Confidence 1
153 Living with a SEAL 1
154 Cutting for Stone 1
155 How Will You Measure Your Life? 1
156 The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect 1
157 Conjectures and Refutations 1
158 The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down 1
159 The Art of Racing in the Rain 1
160 Change by Design 1
161 Unbroken 1
162 Reinventing Discovery 1
163 Blue Ocean Strategy 1
164 The Captain Class 1
165 Great by Choice 1
166 Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature 1
167 The Hard Thing About Hard Things 1
168 Half a hug 1
169 The Connection 1
170 Crossing the Chasm 1
171 It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership 1
172 Only the Paranoid Survive 1
173 The Road to Character 1
174 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 1
175 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking 1
176 Artemis by Andy Weir 1
177 An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth 1
178 War & Peace 1
179 The Balance Project 1
180 Skin in the Game 1
181 Hillbilly Elegy 1
182 True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership 1
183 Putting Patients First 1
184 Extreme Ownership 1
185 Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela 1
186 Survival In Auschwitz 1
187 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 1
188 The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb 1
189 Tes: The Team Engagement Strategy 1
190 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus 1
191 Winnie-the-Pooh 1
192 Moby Dick 1
193 Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy 1
194 Negotiating with Giants 1
195 The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less 1
196 How to Win Friends & Influence People 1
197 Real Love 1
198 Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World 1
199 The Comedy of Errors 1
200 Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter 1
201 A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back 1
202 Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder 1
203 The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference 1
204 Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health 1
205 Red Notice 1
206 Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness 1
207 Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence 1
208 Dreamland 1
209 Blueprint to a Billion 1
210 The Society of Mind 1
211 The Fountainhead 1
212 The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene 1
213 Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation 1
214 Gaspard de La Nuit 1
215 Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative 1
216 The Third Chimpanzee 1
217 The Go-Giver 1
218 Point Man: How a Man Can Lead His Family 1
219 South: The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1
220 Doctors: The Biography of Medicine 1
221 Cells Are the New Cure 1
222 Take the Stairs by Rory Vaden 1
223 Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World 1
224 Heroic Leadership 1
225 What Got You Here Won’t Get You There 1
226 The Guide to the Future of Medicine 1
227 Crossing the Chasm 1
228 Firms of Endearment 1
229 The Better Business Book 1
230 Reply All 1
231 Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead 1
232 Civil War Volumes 1
233 Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t 1
234 Demanding Medical Excellence 1
235 Inside National Health Reform 1
236 Personal History 1
237 The Road from Coorain 1
238 Principles: Life and Work 1
239 Let Patients Help 1
240 Unconventional Medicine 1
241 The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future 1
242 Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain 1
243 Over the Edge of the World 1
244 The Healing of America 1
245 What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear 1
246 Jonathan Livingston Seagull 1
247 Causal Inference in Statistics: A Primer 1
248 Set Phasers on Stun 1
249 The Giving TREE 1
250 The Island of the Colorblind 1
251 Watchmen 1
252 Love in the Time of Cholera 1
253 Parkinson’s Law, and Other Studies in Administration 1
254 Secondhand Time 1
255 Shuffle Brain: The Quest for the Holgramic Mind 1
256 Life and Work 1
257 The Innovator’s Prescription 1
258 Practical Demonkeeping 1
259 How to Measure Anything 1
260 A Short History of Nearly Everything 1
261 The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan 1
262 Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center’s Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience 1
263 Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers 1
264 When Breath Becomes Air 1
265 Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game 1
266 The Selfish Gene 1
267 Disrupt You! 1
268 Man’s Search for Meaning 1
269 Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead 1
270 The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds 1
271 Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success 1
272 Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart 1
273 Infinite Jest 1
274 The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable 1
275 Corelli’s Mandolin 1
276 Ego Is the Enemy 1
277 Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers 1
278 The Holographic Universe 1
279 CEO’s Guide to Restoring the American Dream 1
280 The Lean Startup 1
281 The Art of Stress-Free Productivity 1
282 Ender’s Game 1
283 Getting to Yes: How To Negotiate Agreement Without Giving In 1
284 Helen Keller Biography 1
285 Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives 1
286 The Coming Plague 1
287 Dreamland 1
288 Being Peace 1
289 Fifty Thoughts on the Foundations of Population Health 1
290 Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Health Care–And Why We’re Usually Wrong 1
291 The 4-Hour Workweek 1
292 Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days 1
293 Dirt Is Good 1
294 America’s Bitter Pill 1
295 DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online 1
296 Data Science for Business 1
297 Medical Billing & Coding Demystified 1
298 The Digital Doctor 1
299 The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century 1
300 Casino Healthcare 1
301 Holy Bible 1
302 The High-Velocity Edge 1
303 In Search of Excellence 1
304 The Last Lecture 1
305 Exponential Organizations 1
306 The Other Side of Innovation 1
307 Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It 1
308 Elon Musk 1
309 Stranger in a Strange Land 1
310 Kill the Company 1
311 All I Really Need To Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek 1
312 Influencer 1
313 Biodesign 1
314 Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age 1
315 Health Care Economics 1
316 The Company That Solved Health Care 1
317 Band of Brothers – Stephen Ambrose 1
318 Turn the Ship Around 1
319 The Fourth Transformation 1
320 The Lean Startup – Eric Rise 1
321 The Art of Selling – Tom Hopkins 1
322 Death be not proud 1
323 Tracking Medicine 1
324 Contagious 1
325 Information gap theory 1