A necessarily incomplete and ever-evolving collection of readings and resources that have inspired and instructed me over time. Enjoy.


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An Impossibly Small Sampling of Books, With No Disrespect Meant to the Many Hundreds and Thousands of Other Wonderful Books in This World

  • Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
  • E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful and A Guide for the Perplexed
  • David Whyte, The Heart Aroused
  • Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
  • Michael Bungay Stanier, The Coaching Habit
  • William Tydeman, Conversations with Barry Lopez
  • Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories
  • Brian Doyle, Mink River and The Kind of Brave You Wanted to Be
  • Bill Aulet, Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Otto Scharmer, Theory U
  • Richard Neustadt and Ernest May, Thinking in Time
  • Joan Magretta, Understanding Michael Porter
  • Steven Pressfield, The War of Art and Turning Pro
  • Cicero, On Duties
  • C. S. Lewis, “The Inner Ring” and “Is Progress Possible?” (essays)
  • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
  • Epictetus, The Enchiridion
  • Peter Drucker, The Effective Executive (see also his article “Managing Oneself”)
  • Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America (or any of his books, really)
  • Parker Palmer (any; good to start with Let Your Life Speak)