Mastermind Century Group Suggested Reading List

A few folks have asked for some good books on various topics… so I decided to give a glance on the office book shelf and see what books have stuck with me over the years, ones that made me think deep, and those that have been just a true pleasure to read… I honestly have to say…these are not in any particular order and I am sure I am forgetting several great ones.. please add to the list.

I would also invite you to go to GoodReads, join, and connect with us there… we try to keep the list of read, reading, and want to read books as up to date as possible.


1:  The Holy Bible: New International Version

2:  Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace by Gordon MacKenzie

3:  The 40:40 Principle: Are You Really Connected or Just Linked? How to Create Powerful, Inspiring Conversations That Lead to Greater Success by Andy Christiansen

4:  Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More by Jason W. Womack

5:  Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins

6:  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

7:  Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis BradberryJean GreavesPatrick Lencioni

8:  The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

9:  The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

10:  The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership by Steven B. Sample

11:  Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt

12:  The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni

13:  The Mask of Command by John Keegan

14:  Strategy by B.H. Liddell Hart

15:  Winning  by Jack WelchSuzy Welch

16:  A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink

17:  Strengths-Based Leadership by Tom Rath

18:  Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

19:  The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael D. Watkins

20:  The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

21:  The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen R. Covey

22:  Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman

23:  Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin

24:  Next Generation Leader: 5 Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future by Andy Stanley


1:  That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back by Thomas L. FriedmanMichael MandelbaumJason Culp

2:  Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived by Rob Bell

3:  Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell

4:  Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller

5:  The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria

6:  The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman

7:  Wide Awake by Erwin Raphael McManus

8:  Visioneering: God’s Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Personal Vision by Andy Stanley

9: The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise by Nina Hachigian


1:  Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

2:  Papa Hemingway by A.E. Hotchner

3:  War as I Knew It by George S. Patton Jr.

4:  The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis

5:  The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century by Thomas X. Hammes

6:  The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order by Samuel P. Huntington

7:  Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam by John A. NaglPeter J. Schoomaker

8:  The Pentagon’s New Map by Thomas P.M. Barnett

9:  Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power by Victor Davis Hanson

10:  The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War by ThucydidesRobert B. Strassler (Editor), Richard Crawley (Translator),Victor Davis Hanson (Introduction)

11:  The Art of War by Sun Tzu

12:  On War by Carl von Clausewitz

13:  The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

14:  We Were Soldiers Once…and Young: Ia Drang – The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam by Harold G. MooreJoseph L. Galloway,

15:  1776 by David McCullough

16:  His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis

17:  Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson


1:  Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

2:  The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

3:  Animal Farm & 1984 by George Orwell,

4:  World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

5:  Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

6:  11/22/63 by Stephen King

7:  Ender’s Game (Ender’s Saga #1) by Orson Scott Card

8:  Young Bloods (Revolution #1) by Simon Scarrow

9:  Watchmen (Watchmen Complete) by Alan MooreDave Gibbons (Illustrator), John Higgins (Colorist), Len Wein(Editor)

10:  Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

11:  Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

12:  Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction by Joseph Conrad

13:  The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

14:  The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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