Books successful people read

‘What book would you recommend reading?’ was the simple question during last week’s Vision Board event that kept our panelists talking. Reading is one of the best ways to learn, uncover unknown truths and change your mindset. If you don’t have a mentor, I immediately recommend reading books or autobiography’s by your favorite role models.


A big thank you to Tunji Akintokun, Pip Jamieson and Timothy Armoo who left us with not just a list of recommended books (detailed below) but also three reading tips.


  1. Read Intently
  • Tim shared that he is an aggressive reader -  underlining, highlighting, and even taking notes when reading and every morning he reflects (and meditates) over key areas.


       2. Read outside your immediate interest

  • Tunji (and all the speakers) encouraged us to read a variety of books outside our interests, including biographies and random but interesting subject matters.


       3. Don’t just read, Listen!

  • Pip suggested listening to books and not just reading. Pip shared that being dyslexic, it is much easier to get through books by listening to them. (Try Audible)


Reading List


by Tunji Akintokun

  • What got you here won't get you there – Marshall Goldsmith
  • The Power of Strategic Commitment - Alan Weiss, Gershon Mader, and Josh Leibner
  • The First 90 Days – Michael Watkins
  • Why should anyone be led by you ? - Gareth R. Jones and Robert Goffee
  • Escape Velocity – Geoffrey A. Moore
  • Taming your Gremlin – Rick Carson
  • Beyond Performance – Scott Keller, Colin Price
  • Get some Headspace – Andy Puddicombe
  • Fascinate, Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation – Sally Hoggshead


by Tim Armoo

  • Total Recall – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Shoe Dog – Phil Knight
  • Power of habits – Charles Duhigg
  • Subtle art of not giving a F – Mark Manson
  • Zero to One – Peter Thiel
  • Thinking fast and slow – Daniel Kahneman
  • Mindset – Carol Dweck


By Pip Jamieson

  • Negotiating to Yes – Roger Fisher & William Ury
  • Delivering Happiness - Tony Hsieh