Success Curriculum

These are the 16 “Top Transformative Books” that we recommend to the executives and entrepreneurs that we mentor:


  1. Human Sigma: Managing the Employee-Customer Encounter by John H. Fleming & Jim Asplund, (Gallup Press, 2007)
  2. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber, (Harper B business, 2004) 
  3. The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World by Iain McGilchrist, (Second Edition, Yale University Press 2019)
  4. Entrepreneurial Finance, Third Edition: Finance and Business Strategies for the Serious Entrepreneur (Third Edition) by Steven Rogers (McGraw-Hill Education 2014)
  5. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear (Avery 2018)
  6. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin (Second Edition, Macmillan US, 2019))
  7. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen (Penguin Books; Revised edition 2015)
  8. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt (North River Press; 30th Anniversary Edition edition, 2014)
  9. Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters by Gordon M. Shepherd (Columbia University Press, 2011)
  10. Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne (Harvard Business Review Press; Expanded edition, 2015)
  11. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport (Little, Brown Book Group, 2013)
  12. Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer (Harper; Reprint Edition edition, 2006)
  13. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Random House; Updated edition, 2008)
  14. Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? by Mark Hyman, MD (Little, Brown Spark; 1 edition, 2018)
  15. The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change) by Clayton M. Christensen (Harvard Business Review Press; Reprint edition, 2013)
  16. Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken (Penguin Books; First Edition, 2017)