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140 Books in my Audible Library that are worth reading for any serious business person

Editorial Team
08/04/2020 8:27 PM

I read books. I have more than 140 books in my Amazon audible library. I have picked some of the insightful ones which I think are worth reading. The advantage of using Amazon Audible is that I can use my idle time at home or when travelling to listen to these books. Some of these books I have listened to them more than ten times.  Some of the books I have listened to more than 10 times are; Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan,  Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman, Boards that excel by Josephy White, The Winning Attitude by John C Maxwell, The leadership Code by Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood, Start with Why by Simon Sinek and Why CEOs fail by David L Dotlichi and Peter C Cairo.

This booklist is a treasure. I have learnt bout leadership, analytics, managing people, business development, performance management and coaching, innovation, and presentation skills.  The good thing about Amazon Audible is that once you buy the book and you use the Audible App, the books are yours for life. Audible allows you to share your library with a few limited friends and colleagues.  I have a monthly subscription to Audible,  I get roughly 3 free credits every month which I can use to buy any 3 books of my choice regardless of price. That is a big deal for me.  This is how I have managed to grow my Audible library to more than 240 books to date.  More important for those intending to build their libraries is that audible books are reasonably priced, unlike other book formats. You can get a book for as little as $2. There is no better bargain than that. Ejoy listening to these books and build your library.

  1. The leadership secrets of Collin Paul by Orean Harari
  2. The outsiders by William N Thorndike
  3. David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell
  4. Dear Chairman by Jeffy Gramm
  5. Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella
  6. The Transformative CEO by Jeffrey J. Fox , Robert Reiss
  7. Non- Executive Director by Ade Asefesso
  8. Leaders Open Doors by Bill Treasure
  9. Financial Literacy for Managers  by Richard Lambert
  10. Coaching for Performance by John Whitmore
  11. The  Mckinsey Mind by Ethan Rasiel
  12. The power of storytelling by Jim Holtje
  13. Successful Strategy Execution by Michael Syrett
  14. How the stock market works by Professor Ramon P. DeGennnaro
  15. Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman
  16. Think by Michael R. LeGault
  17. A more beautiful Question by Warren Berger
  18. Flawless Consulting by Peter Block
  19. Big Data by Viktor Mayer – Schoberger and Kenneth Cukier
  20. Key Performance Indicators by David Parameter
  21. The Drunkard’s Walk by Leonard Mdlodinow
  22. Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan
  23. Take yourself to the top by Laura Berman Forthgang
  24. Sexy Little Numbers by Paul B. Brown, Daniel Maex
  25. Dammed Lies and Statistics by Joel Best
  26. How to measure anything by Douglas W. Hubbard
  27. Transformative Scebario Planning by Adam Kahane
  28. The Customer Rules by Lee Cockrell
  29. The new gold standard by Joseph A Michelli
  30. Workplace Anxiety by David Leads
  31. Boards that excel by Josephy White
  32. Financial Intelligence by Obie Fernandez , Trevor Owens
  33. The three laws of performance by Dave Logan, Steve Zaffron
  34. Extreme Ownership by Leif Babin, Jacko Willink
  35. Superforcasting by Philip Tetlock, Dan Gardner
  36. The lean startup by Eric Rise
  37. Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
  38. Data-Driven by Dearborn
  39. Things that do not require Talent  by John Maxwell
  40. Trust by John C Maxwell
  41. Using Time and Abusing Time by John C Maxwell
  42. Eight ways to win with people by John C Maxwell
  43. Leadership Gold by John C Maxwell
  44. 25 Ways to win with People by John C Maxwell
  45. The Winning Attitude by John C Maxwell
  46. There is no such thing as  business ethics by John C Maxwell
  47. The Five Dysfunctions of a team by Patric Lencion
  48. Leadership 101 by John C Maxwell
  49. Leading at a higher level by Ken Blanchard
  50. What makes a leader by  Daniel Goleman with Jack and Suzy Welch
  51. The secret by Mark Miller and Ken Blanchard
  52. The why of work by Wendy and Dave Ulrich
  53. The Art of war for executives by Donald G. Krause
  54. Bringing out the best in people by Aubrey C. Daniels
  55. Get rid of performance reviews by Samuel A Culbert with Lawrence Rout
  56. 15 Commandments for peak performance in Sales by Dave Anderson
  57. Confronting reality by Ram Charam and Larry Bossidy
  58. The four obsessions of an extraordinary executive by Patrick Lencioni
  59. The leadership Code by Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood
  60. Talk less and Say more by Connie Dieken
  61. Blue Ocean strategy by Renee Maubordne and W Chan Kim
  62. The Six Sigma way by Peter S Pande, Ronald R Cavan
  63. The Southwest Airlines Way by Jody Hoffer Gittell
  64. Dance of Change by Art Kleiner and Peter Senge
  65. The necessary revolution by Joe Laur, Sar Schley nad Nina Krus
  66. The fifth Discipline by Peter Senge
  67. Getting Past No by William Ury
  68. Working with presence by Peter Senge and Daniel Goleman
  69. Leading change John P Kotter , Jeanie Daniel Duck
  70. Change the culture, change the game by Roger Connors and Tom Smith
  71. What got you here won't get you there  by Mark Reiter and Marshall Goldsmith
  72. A sense of Urgency by John P. Kotter
  73. Who moved my Cheese by Spencer Johnson
  74. Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter
  75. The Steve Jobs Way  by William l Simon and Jay Elliot
  76. The heart of change by John P Kotter, Dan S Cohen
  77. It worked for me by Collin Powell
  78. How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie
  79. Getting to yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury
  80. Enterleadership by Dave Ramsey
  81. Managing change by Di Kamp
  82. Start with why by Simon Sinek
  83. Winners never cheat by John M. Huntsman
  84. How to think like a CEO by D A Benton
  85. Board of Directors by Deaver Brown
  86. Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni
  87. Gandhi CEO by Alan Alexlrod
  88. Why CEOs fail by David L Dotlichi and Peter C Cairo
  89. Winston Churchill CEO by Alan Axelrod
  90. The innovation secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo
  91. The little black book of innovation by Scott D Anthony
  92. The discipline of innovation by Peter Drucker
  93. Mother Teresa, CEO by Louis Faust 111 and Ruma Bose
  94. Strength-based leadership by Tom Rath
  95. The power of appreciative inquiry by Diana Whitney & Amanda Trosten – Bloom
  96. The presentation secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo
  97. How to deliver a Ted talk by Jeremey Donovan
  98. Mckinsey Engagement by Paul N. Friga
  99. Purple cow by Seth Godin
  100. The Warren Buffet Way by Robert Hagstrom
  101. Getting things done by David Allen
  102. Ninja innovation by Gary Shapiro
  103. Critical Thinking by Sharon M Kaye
  104. Firs, Fast and fearless by Brian Hiner
  105. Appreciate Inquiry by David L Cooperrider and Diana Whitney
  106. The goal by Jeff Cox and Eliyahu M Goldratt
  107. Navy Seal training – self-confidence by David Rutherford
  108. Humble Inquiry by Edgar Schein
  109. Humble Consulting by Edgar H Schein
  110. The corporate Culture Survival Guide by Edgard Schein
  111. Business Transformation by Jim David and Aiman Zeid
  112. It’s not luck by Eliyahu M Goldratt
  113. Disarming the Narcissist by Wendy T Behary
  114. Without Conscience by Robert D Hare
  115. Playing to win by Roger L Martin and AG Lafley
  116. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  117. Passive Income by Simon Wolf
  118. Measure what matters by Larry Page
  119. Radical Candor by Kim Scott
  120. Grit by Angela Duckworth
  121. Originals by Sheryl Sandberg
  122. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  123. Thanks for the feedback by Jennifer Riel and Roger L Martin
  124. Deep Work by Cal Newport
  125. Mistakes were made by Carol Tavris and Eliot Aronson
  126. Tim Cook by Leander Kahney
  127. Digital Transformation by David L Rodgers
  128. The Innovator's Hypothesis by Michael Schrage
  129. Dollars and Sense by Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler
  130. Powerful: Building a Culture of freedom and responsibility by Paty McCloud
  131. The culture code by Daniel Coyle
  132. Measure what matters by John Doerr
  133. Talk Triggers by Daniel Lemin and Jay Baer
  134. Quantifiably Better by Steve NanWieren
  135. Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
  136. What only CEOs can do by Peter Drucker
  137. Hoe the mighty fall by Jim Collins
  138. The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
  139. Coaching and mentoring for success by Ann Halloway and Jane Smith
  140. Keeping up with the Quants by  

Memory Nguwi is an Occupational Psychologist, Data Scientist, Speaker, & Managing Consultant- Industrial Psychology Consultants (Pvt) Ltd a management and human resources consulting firm. https://www.linkedin.com/in/memorynguwi/ Phone +263 4 481946-48/481950/2900276/2900966 or cell number +263 77 2356 361 or email: mnguwi@ipcconsultants.com  or visit our website at www.ipcconsultants.com

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