Favorite Reads of 2020

Book Recommendations

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This year, a good book for me is one that I rated a 5 star in a review, made me think, and made me feel. The books below are listed in the order that I read them (or wrote reviews) and are not ranked.


1.  Creative Calling: Establish a Daily Practice, Infuse Your World with Meaning, and Succeed in Work + Life 

2.  Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality

3.  Begin Again, James Baldwin’s America and it’s urgent lessons for our own

4.  Caste

5.  How to Lead: Wisdom from the worlds greatest CEO’s, Founders & Game Changers

6.  Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

7.  This Child will be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President

8.  Love is Just Damn Good Business: Do What you Love in the Service of People Who Love What you do

9.  The Adaptation Advantage: Let Go, Learn Fast, & Thrive in the Future of Work

10.                We’re Doomed! Brexit Revisited

11.                Essentialism: The Discipline Pursuit of Less


1.  The Water Dancer

2.   The Five Temptations of a CEO, a Leadership Fable

3.  The Murmur of Bees

Top 5 on the Reading List for 2021

1 So You Want to Talk about Race

2.   Compassionate Conversations

3    Seven Ways to Say No Thanks

4. Thank you for Being Late

5.   The Storytellers Secrets

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