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The 2013 Book List

2013 was my best year reading in I’m thinking 20 years having knocked off 75 books via Hardcover. Paperback and eBook reading and Audible.com listening. If it wasn’t for Audible I am sure the number would be maybe only half of what I did because Audible gave me the opportunity to “read” while I was driving my car or riding my bicycle. In particular I really appreciated Amazon’s Whispernet, and Whispersync which allowed me to sync any audio book I was listening to with the Kindle version on my iPad. Any interesting observation I made,…I can read an eBook on my iPad faster than I can a paperback or hardcover and with only a few exceptions I can’t listen to an audio book any faster than normal speed with out losing some comprehension and I certainly can’t listen to a an audiobook as fast as I can read.

  1. Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know: Alexandra Horowitz
  2. Get Clients Now!(TM): A 28-Day Marketing Program for Professionals, Consultants, and Coaches: by C. J. Hayden
  3. Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling: by Michael Port
  4. Get Slightly Famous: Become a Celebrity in Your Field and Attract More Business with Less Effort: by Steven Van Yode
  5. How We Decide: Jonah Lehrer
  6. Proust Was a Neuroscientist: Jonah Lehrer
  7. The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths eBook: Michael Shermer
  8. Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine: by Paul A., M.D. Offit
  9. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses eBook: Eric Ries
  10. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business eBook: Charles Duhigg
  11. Switch by Dan & Chip Heath
  12. To Sell Is Human by Daniel H. Pink
  13. Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love by Amir Levine & Rachel S. F. Heller
  14. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
  15. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  16. The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane
  17. The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss
  18. Making Habits, Breaking Habits by Jeremy Dean
  19. Wheat Belly by William Davis
  20. Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease by Robert H. Lustig
  21. Built to Sell by John Warrillow
  22. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game: by Michael Lewis
  23. Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan
  24. Venture Deals by Jason Mendelson & Brad Feld
  25. Startup Communities by Brad Feld
  26. Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire by Paul Smith
  27. Groundswell by Charlene Li, Josh Bernoff
  28. Rolling Rocks Downhill (BETA) – The Physics of Profitable Lean Software Development eBook: by Clarke Ching
  29. Heft on Wheels: A Field Guide to Doing a 180 eBook: by Mike Magnuson
  30. Profitable Plumbing: How to make the most money in the plumbing and heating trade eBook: by M. Scott Gregg
  31. The Myth of the Garage eBook: by Chip Heath
  32. It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You by David Avrin
  33. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – but Some Don’t by Nate Silver
  34. Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer
  35. Born Round by Frank Bruni
  36. Street Smarts: An All-Purpose Tool Kit for Entrepreneurs by Norm Brodsky & Bo Burlingham
  37. Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills • The Great Courses
  38. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement: (Revised Third Edition) by Eliyahu M. Goldratt & Jeff Cox (a regular once a year re-read & re-listen)
  39. Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential eBook: by Greg Crabtree
  40. Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us • The Great Courses
  41. Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers by David Perlmutter & Kristin Loberg
  42. The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes’ Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
  43. Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford
  44. Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan
  45. The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
  46. How Dogs Love Us by Gregory Berns
  47. Who’s in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain by Michael S. Gazzaniga
  48. Subliminal by Leonard Mlodinow
  49. The Brain That Changes Itself: Personal Triumphs from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge
  50. The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch
  51. The Power to Get by Michael Boylan
  52. The Genius in All of Us: New Insights into Genetics, Talent, and IQ by David Shenk
  53. The Referral Engine by John Jantsch
  54. The Commitment Engine: Making Work Worth It by Jantsch, John
  55. Making It All Work by David Allen
  56. Reaching The Goal: How Managers Improve a Services Business Using Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints by John Arthur Ricketts
  57. The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive eBook: by Dean Baker
  58. Construction Marketing Ideas by Mark Buckshon
  59. The Trusted Advisor by Maister, David H., Green, Charles H. and Robert M. Galford
  60. Trading Up: Why Consumers Want New Luxury Goods–and How Companies Create Them by Michael J. Silverstein , Neil Fiske & John Butman
  61. The Loyalty Effect: The Hidden Force Behind Growth, Profits, and Lasting Value Paperback by Frederick F. Reichheld & Thomas Teal
  62. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
  63. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  64. Candide by Voltaire
  65. Poetics: Aristotle
  66. Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless eBook: by Greta Christina
  67. Captain Stormfield’s Visit To Heaven by Mark Twain
  68. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience eBook: by Carmine Gallo
  69. The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable eBook  by Stephen Phinney & Jeff Volek
  70. Think Statistically by Uri Bram
  71. Lying by Sam Harris
  72. Free Will by Sam Harris
  73. Common Sense: by Thomas Paine