The following list are recommended by Daniel Pink and his readers in his book, “Drive”. First, if you haven’t read Pink’s book, put it at the top of your list. Because I love the insights and strategies Pink submits, I am definitely going to try to read some, if not all, of these books. If you have any insight about which ones I should read first, I welcome your feedback.
Daniel Pink – PopTech 2007 – Camden, ME (Photo credit: Kris Krug)
Pink’s Reader’s Recommendations:
- The Talent Code – Daniel Coyle (This was just recommended to me by a friend)
- Encore – Marc Freedman
- Rework – Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
- Linchpin – Seth Godin (I love this author and blogger – This may top my list)
- Just Listen – Mark Goulston
- Switch – Chip Heath and Dan Heath
- Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh
- Teach like a Champion – Doug Lemov
- Mastery – George Leonard
- Employees First, Customers Second – Vineer Nayar
- How full is your Bucket? – Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton
- Wellbeing – Tom Rath and Jim Harter
- Learned Optimisim – Martin E. P. Siligman
- Do More Great Work – Michael Bungay Stanier
- Start with Why – Simon Sinek
- The Motivated Student – Bob Sullo
- Good Boss, Bad Boss – Bob Sutton
- Intrinsic Motivation at Work – Kenneth W. Tomas
- Wooden Leadership – John Wooden and Steve Jamison
The reason I am putting two of the books at the top of my list is because I have heard a few people talking about them. I suppose this is why I read most of the books that I do-either recommendation, talk around the water cooler, they are on a list for school, and now because they are on a list from an author who I respect and enjoy reading.
Personally, I would add Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, Blur, and any books that Malcolm Gladwell or Seth Godin wrote to this list.