1. The E Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber: Entrepreneurial guide on how to use a ‘turn-key’ (franchise) approach to build and expand your small business.
2. The Autobiography of Malcolm X with Alex Haley: A very honest self-portrait from the well-known legend and prophet (no doubt as to whether his vision of the future was true or not). My personal take-aways include the need to constantly seek truth and to be willing to change when that truth conflicts with my current thoughts/approach.
3. Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda: Fictional account of a warrior apprentice and the lessons he learns in the Mexican desert. Personal takeaways include never forgetting my ‘code’ and the need to silence that inner dialogue that is always attempting to subvert my better self. Also a great reminder that, although we cannot avoid pain and grief, we can chose not to indulge in them.
4. Work Less, Make More by James Schramko: Some excellent business and leadership hacks to help small business owners grow their ventures to allow them to spend more time doing the things they love.