Ann Miura-Ko Crowdsourced Startup/Leadership Course Reading List

*Books listed in alphanumeric order

7 Powers; Hamilton Helmer

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership; John C. Maxwell

A Compass to Fulfillment; Kazuo Inamori

A Short Guide to a Happy Life; Anna Quindlen

Animal Farm; George Orwell

Are You Ready to Succeed; Srikumar Rao

Atlas Shrugged; Ayn Rand

Atomic Habits; James Clear

Awake at Work; Michael Carroll

Bad Blood; John Carreyrou

Badass: Making Users Awesome; Kathy Sierra

Band of Brothers; Stephen Ambrose

Be Like Amazon; Jeffrey Eisenberg, Bryan Eisenberg

Blindspot; Mahzarin Banji, Anthony Greenwald

Blitzscaling; Reid Hoffman, Chris Yeh

Blue Ocean Strategy; W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne

Brilliant Crazy Cocky; Sarah Lacy

Brotopia; Emily Chang

Business Model Generation; Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur

Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks; August Turak

Things a Little Bird Told Me; Biz Carson

Confessions of an Advertising Man; David Ogilvy

Conscious Business; Fred Kofman

Conscious Leadership; John Mackey

Covering; Kenji Yoshino

Creativity Inc; Ed Catmull

Dare to Lead; Brene Brown

Delivering Happiness; Tony Hsieh

Disciplined Entrepreneurship; Bill Aulet

Diversity in the Workplace; Bari Williams

Drive; Daniel Pink

E-Myth Mastery

Endurance; Alfred Lansing

Essentialism; Greg McKeown

Exponential Organizations; Salim Ismail

Eyewitness to Power; David Gergen

Factory Man; Beth Macy

Finite and Infinite Games; James Carse

Founders at Work; Jessica Livingston

Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths and Total Nonsense; Jeffrey Pfeffer, Robert Sutton

Hatching Twitter; Nick Bilton

High Growth Handbook; Elad Gil

High Output Management; Andy Grove

Hooked; Nir Eyal, Ryan Hoover

How to Be a Brilliant Thinker; Paul Sloane

How to Measure Anything; Doublas Hubbard

How to Say Anything to Anyone; Shari Harley

How to Win Friends and Influence People; Dale Carnegie

Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, from Fire to Freud, Peter Watson

Intentional Integrity; Robert Chesnut

It’s Your Ship; Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

Launching a Leadership Revolution; Chris Brady, Orrin Woodward

Leaders Eat Last; Simon Sinek

Leapfrog; Janet Givens

Let My People Go Surfing; Yvon Chouinard

Lost and Founder; Rand Fishkin

Love Leadership; John Hope Bryant

Man’s Search for Meaning; Victor Frankl

Management Mantras; Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; Verne Harnish

Meaningful Work; Shawn Askinosie

Measure What Matters; John Doerr

Mindset; Carol Dweck

No Rules Rules; Reed Hastings, Erin Meyer

Nonviolent Communication; Marshall Rosenberg

Not for the Faint of Heart; Ambassador Wendy Sherman

One; Lance Secretan

Only the Paranoid Survive; Andy Grove

Out-Innovate; Alexandre Lazarow

Outliers; Malcolm Gladwell

Own Your Culture; Bretton Putter

Principles; Ray Dalio

Race After Technology; Ruha Benjamin

Radical Candor; Kim Scott

Reinventing Organizations; Frederic Laloux, Etienne Appert

Rich Dad, Poor Dad; Robert Kiyosaki

Seabiscuit; Laura Hillenbrand

Shoe Dog; Phil Knight

Start with Why; Simon Sinek

Straight Talk for Startups; Randy Komisar

Strengths Based Leadership; Tom Rath, Barry Conchie

Super Pumped; Mike Isaac

Supermaker; Jaime Schmidt

Switch; Chip Heath, Dan Heath

Tao Te Ching; Lao Tzu

Thanks for the Feedback; Douglas Stone, Sheila Heen

The 1-Page Marketing Plan; Allan Dib

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; Stephen Covey

The Advantage; Patrick Lencioni

The Autobiography of Malcolm X; Alex Haley

The Billionaire Who Wasn’t; Conor O’Clery

The Cave; Alok Kejriwal

The Challenger Sale; Matthew Dixon, Brent Adamson

The Creator’s Code; Amy Wilkinson

The Culture Code; Daniel Coyle

The Culture Code; Clotaire Rapaille

The Difference; Scott Page

The E-Myth Revisited; Michael Gerber

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team; Patrick Lencioni

The Four Steps to the Epiphany; Steve Blank

The Founder’s Dilemmas; Noam Wasserman

The Ghagavad Gita for Daily Living; Eknath Easwaran

The Hard Thing about Hard Things; Ben Horowitz

The Highest Goal; Michael Ray

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; Rebecca Skloot

The Innovators; Walter Isaacson

The Innovator’s Dilemma; Clayton Christensen

The Towering World of Jimmy Choo; Lauren Goldstein Crowe, Sagra Maceira de Rosen

The Law of Success; Napoleon Hill

The Leadership Challenge; James Kouzes, Barry Posner

The Lean Startup; Eric Ries

The Man Behind the Microchip; Leslie Berlin

The Memo; Minda Harts

The Mission, The Men, and Me; Pete Blaber

The Myth of Sisyphus; Albert Camus

The No Asshole Rule; Robert Sutton

The Obstacle is the Way; Ryan Holiday

The Power of Positive Leadership; Jon Gordon

The Score Takes Care of Itself; Bill Walsh

The Startup Owners Manual; Steve Blank, Bob Dorg

The Startup Playbook; Rajat Bhargava, Will Herman

The Startup Playbook; David Kidder

The Thin Book of Trust; Charles Feltman

The Ultimate Sales Machine; Chet Holmes

The War on Normal People; Andrew Yang

Theory of Constraints; Eliyahu Godratt

This is Marketing; Seth Godin

Traversing the Traction Gap; Bruce Cleveland

Troublemakers; Leslie Berlin

Turn the Ship Around!; David Marquet

Unbroken; Laura Hillenbrand

Uncanny Valley; Anna Wiener

Undaunted; Kara Goldin

Unfair Advantage; Robert Kiyosaki

Unleashed; Frances Frei, Anne Morriss

Waiting for Godot; Samuel Beckett

Walt Disney; Neal Gabler

Way of the Wolf; Jordan Belfort

What You Do is Who You Are; Ben Horowitz

When the Penny Drops; R Gopalakrishnan

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders; Tomas Chomorro-Premuzic

Why I stopped Wearing My Socks; Alok Kejriwal

Work Rules!; Laszlo Bock

Zen at Work; Les Kaye

Zero to One; Peter Thiel

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