Book List 2022

2022 was a year of self-reflection and awareness of my professional career and the purpose of work in my life. As the world economy declines, career and investment pursuits are put on hold. For now, it’s about planning and preparation. Read tons of books on this topic as I reflected:

Personal Development

  1. Ask It: The Question That Will Revolutionize How You Make Decisions by Andy Stanley
  2. Becoming Bulletproof: Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, and Live Fearlessly* by Evy Poumpouras (MUST READ)
  3. Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential by Tiago Forte (MUST READ)
  4. Catapult Your Productivity: The Top 10 Habits You Must Develop to Get Things Done by Damon Zahariades
  5. Finishing Strong: Going the Distance for Your Family by Steve Farrar
  6. How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking — for Students, Academics, and Non-fiction Book Writers by Sönke Ahrens
  7. Killing Kryptonite: Destroy What Steals Your Strength by John Bevere
  8. The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness _by Stephen R. Covey **(MUST READ)
  9. The God Who Plays: A Playful Approach to Theology and Spirituality by Brian Edgar
  10. The Laws of Human Nature* by Robert Greene
  11. The Mental Toughness Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Facing Life’s Challenges, Managing Negative Emotions, and Overcoming Adversity with Courage and Poise by Damon Zahariades
  12. When Work and Family Collide: Keeping Your Job from Cheating Your Family by Andy Stanley

Professional Development

  1. Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion* by Meredith Fineman
  2. Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work by Kanika Tolver
  3. The Squiggly Career: Ditch the Ladder, Discover Opportunity, Design Your Career by Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis
  4. You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, and Design Your Dream Career by Ashley Stahl
  5. Find Your Happy at Work* by Beverly E. Jones
  6. Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play: Transforming the Buyer/Seller Relationship* by Mahan Khalsa and Randy Illig *(MUST READ for sellers)*
  7. Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights from Our Greatest Minds* by Scott Jeffrey Miller
  8. Sell Different: All New Sales Differentiation Strategies to Outsmart, Outmaneuver, and Outsell the Competition* by Lee B. Salz
  9. The Back of a Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam
  10. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right* _by Atul Gawande*


  1. Co-Active Leadership: Five Ways to Lead, Second Edition* by Karen Kimsey-House and Henry Kimsey-House
  2. Creative Directions: Mastering the Transition from Talent to Leader* by Jason Sperling
  3. Damaged: A Call for a Care Revolution* by Robert Maunder MD and Jonathan Hunter MD
  4. Drive to Thrive: What It Takes to Become an Inspirational Manager* by Bringing the Best Out of Others by Sharad Bajaj
  5. Leadership and Self-deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute
  6. Objectives and Key Results: Driving Focus, Alignment, and Engagement with OKRs* by Paul R. Noven and Ben Lamorte
  7. Radical Focus (2nd Edition): Achieving Your Goals with Objectives and Key Results by Christina Wodtke
  8. The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict by The Arbinger Institute
  9. The Manager’s Dilemma: How to Empower Your Team’s Problem-Solving* by Irial O’Farrell
  10. The Outward Mindset: How to Change Lives and Transform Organizations by The Arbringer Institute
  11. Trust and Inspire: How to Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others by Stephen M. R. Covey (MUST READ)


  1. Rich for Life: Secrets of Those Who Stayed Rich for Life and How You Can be One by Dennis Sy (MUST READ)


Essential Learning Tools for Musicians by Nicolas Carter

  1. [Book 1] Music Theory: From Beginner to Expert - The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide to Understanding and Learning Music Theory Effortlessly
  2. [Book 2] How to Read Music: For Beginners - A Simple and Effective Guide to Understanding and Reading Music with Ease

Books with * (suffix) were summaries read from

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