213 Books For Personal Development

In the building & developing of Campus Consultancy & the content we teach, I’ve read 213 books (as of September, 2019) to challenge my beliefs, expand my thinking, broaden my horizons & empower me to deliver the brilliance of these thinkers to the attendees at our workshops.

Currently Reading: let my people go surfing by Yvon Chouinard

Note: As a starting point, titles marked with a are my top-20 recommendations.

10% Happier by Dan Harris★

12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson★

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey★

A Chance To Make History by Wendy Kopp

A Deeper Truth by Tim Stroh

A Force For Good by Daniel Goleman 

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

A Theory of Human Motivation by A.Maslow

Abundance by Peter Diamandis

Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal liberation by Peter Singer 

Anything You Want by Derek Sivers

Are Prisons Obsolete by Angela Davis

As A Man Thinketh by James Allen★

Ash In The Belly by Harsh Mander

Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins★

Because A White Man'll Never Do it by Kevin Gilbert

Become a Key Person of Influence by Daniel Priestley

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Big Data by Kenneth Cukier

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Bold by Peter Diamandis★

Book Blueprint by Jacqui Pretty

Born For Love by Bruce Perry

Braving The Wilderness by Brene Brown

Built to sell by John Warrillow

Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

Chapter One by Daniel Flynn★

Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky

Connected by Nicholas Christakis 

Creative Schools by Ken Robinson

Crushing it by Gary Vaynerchuk 

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Decisive by Chip & Dan Heath 

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Defiant Earth by Clive Hamilton

Descartes’ Error by Antonio Damasio

Developing the leader within you by John C Maxwell

Difficult Conversation by Douglas Stone 

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Do Human Kind's Best Days Lie Ahead? by Matt Ridley, Malcolm Gladwell

Do Purpose: Why Brands With A Purpose Do Better by David Hieatt

Doing Good Better by Will Macaskill

Dreams from my father by Barack Obama 

DRiVE by Dan Pink

Drop Dead Healthy by AJ Jacobs

Effective Executive by Peter Drucker

Ego is the enemy by Ryan Holiday

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman★

Ethics In The Real World by Peter Singer

Factfulness by Hans Rosling★

Flourish by Martin Seligman 

Fooled By Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Free Will by Sam Harris

From Poverty to Power by James Allen

Getting To Yes by Fisher & Ury

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Hope In The Dark by Rebecca Solnit

How are we to live? by Peter Singer

How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton

How To Become A Rainmaker by Jeffery Fox

How To Create A Mind by Ray Kurzweil

How To Rob A Bank by Steve Levitt & Stephen Lubner

How To Stop Worrying by Dale Carnegie 

How to Win friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie ★

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

In Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russell

In Praise of Slow by Carl Honoré★

In The Deep Heart's Core by Michael Johnston

Influence by Robert Cialdini

Jonathon Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Leaders Eat Last by Simin Sinek 

Lean Startup by Eric Ries 

Leaving Microsoft To Change The World by John Wood

Legacy by James Kerr

Lessons of History by Will Durant 

Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer

Levels of The Game by John McPhee

Liespotting by Pamela Meyer

Linchpin by Seth Godin

Lying by Sam Harris

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl★

Maps of Meaning by Jordan Peterson

Marketing: A Love Story by Bernadette Jiwa

Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius★

Men Explain Things To Me by Rebecca Solnit

Mentor by Russell Brand

Million Dollar Consulting by Alan Weiss

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Keller

Multipliers by Liz Wiseman

My Philosophy for Successful Living by Jim Rohn

Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss

On Being A Data Skeptic by Cathy O'Neil

On The Shortness of Life by Seneca

One Day, All Children... by Wendy Koop

One Person / Multiple Careers by Marci Alboher

Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning

Originals by Adam Grant 

Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday

Permission Marketing by Seth Godin

Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Primal Leadership by Daniel Coleman

Principles by Ray Dalio★

Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy

Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Quiet by Susan Cain

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

Rafe Esquith by There Are No Shortcuts

Real Role Models: African Americans Beyond Pop Culture by Joah Spearman

Recovery by Russell Brand 

Revolution by Russell Brand 

Rework by Jason Fried

Rhetoric by Aristotle

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

River out of Eden by Richard Dawkins

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari★

Screw business As Usual by Richard Branson 

Self-Leadership & The OMM by Ken Blanchard

Show Dog by Phil Knight

Six Thinking Hats by Edward De Bono

Slicing Pie by Mike Moyer

Small Giant by Bo Burlingham 

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

Social Media Secret Sauce by Adam Houlihan 

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Stone Soup by The Brothers Grimm

Stumbling On Happiness by Daniel Gilbert★

Surely you're joking Mr Feynman by Richard Feynman

Talking To My Country by Stan Grant

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire by Rafe Esquith

Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk

Thanks A Thousand by A.J. Jacobs

The 4 Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss

The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss★

The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog by Bruce Perry

The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx

The Dip by Seth Godin

The Enchiridion by Epictetus

The Evolution of Everything by Matt Ridley

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

The Firm by Duff McDonald

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Future by Us by Hugh Evans 

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

The Leader In Me by Stephen Covey

The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer

The LinkedIn Playbook by Adam Houlahan

The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz 

The Mentor. by Jack Bancroft 

The Mind In The Making by James Harvey Robinson

The Mind of A Leader by Harvard Business Review Ft. Daniel Goleman 

The Mind of Winning Teams by Richard Maloney

The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris

The Most Good You Can Do by Peter Singer

The Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

The NLP Toolbox by Colin G Smith

The Obstacle is The Way by Ryan Holiday

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard 

The Person & The Situation by Lee Ross

The Power of The Subconscious Mind by Dr Joseph Murphy

The Promise of A Pencil by Adam Braun 

The Psychology of Yoga by Georg Feuerstein

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

The Richest Man In Babylon by George Clason

The Road Less Travelled by Scott Peck

The Seasons of Life by Jim Rohn 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The True Believer by Eric Hoffer

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

The War for Kindness by Jamil Zaki

The War of Art by Stevven Pressfield

The Way of Peace by James Allen

The Why Cafe by John Strelecky 

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Think Like A Freak by Steven Dubner

Think. Decide. Act. by Russell Boon

Thinking, Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman★

Thirst by Scott Harrison★

This is Marketing by Seth Godin

To Sell Is Human by Dan Pink

Tony Robbins by Andrew Knight

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss 

Traction by Gino Wickman

Tribe by Sebastian Jung

Tribes by Seth Godin 

Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions by Bill W.

Unicorn Tears by Jamie Pride

United by Cory Booker

Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins 

Unshakeable by Tony Robbins

Vagabonding by Rolf Potts

Walden by Henry David Thoreau ★

We Are All Weird by Seth Godin

Wise Guy by Guy Kawasaki

World As I See It by Albert Einstein 

Yellow Elephant by Tansel Ali

Zero to One by Peter Thiel