What I'm Reading

I haven't always been a reader. 

A good year was starting a half dozen books and finishing two or three. I liked the idea of reading, but I wasn't committed to becoming a reader... Until I heard this crazy statistic: on average, top CEOs read at least sixty books a year.

Though some perceive CEOs in a negative way, I have always been enamored with their ability to lead large organizations, bring innovative products to market, and reshape how we live our lives.

While I believe there are many qualities that bring CEOs success, one is undeniable: they are constantly stretching their capacity through a massive reading intake.

That’s why I decided that 2017 would be different - I would read like a top CEO.

While I didn't hit the magic number of sixty books in 2017, I read some really long ones. Three of them were more than 1,000 pages!

As I've heard my good friend, Roger Smithson, quote Charlie "Tremendous" Jones many times, "You are exactly the same person that you will five years from now except for the people you meet and the books you read."

50 Books Completed
19,702 Pages Read
  1. The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane (2012)
  2. The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone (2011)*
  3. Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley (2012)*
  4. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1840)
  5. Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines (2017)
  6. Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant (1935)
  7. Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley & Lane Jones (2006)
  8. Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley & Lane Jones (2006)*
  9. Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley & Lane Jones (2006)*

* denotes a re-read (because some books are so good you need to read them again)