The books I read to learn and grow.

COMMUNICATION:

Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends by Tim Sanders

Who’s Pushing Your Buttons? by John Townsend

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi

 

CREATIVITY:

Work Happily Ever-After by Jeff Jochum

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod

Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work by Steven Pressfield

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story by Donald Miller

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP:

The ShipIt Journal Five Pack by Seth Godin

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman

 

MARKETING:

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk

Zarrella’s Hierarchy of Contagiousness: The Science, Design, and Engineering of Contagious Ideas by Dan Zarrella

Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin

The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk

Viral Loop: The Power of Pass-It-On by Adam Penenberg

“CRUSH IT!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk”

The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design by Marty Neumeier

Zag: The Number One Strategy of High-Performance Brands by Marty Neumeier

 

PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS & TUTORIALS:

Don Giannatti’s Guide to Professional Photography: Achieve Creative and Financial Success by Don Giannatti

Lighting Essentials: A Subject-Centric Approach for Digital Photographers by Don Giannatti

Lighting Essentials: Lighting for Texture, Contrast, and Dimension in Digital Photography by Don Giannatti

Modern Bridal Photography Techniques: Portraits from Brett Florens Teach You How

Strobist Favorites Gallery Vol. 1 & Chase Jarvis: The Portrait Sessions Vol. 1 – LIMITED EDITION – 46 baseball cards

Storytellers: A Photographer’s Guide to Developing Themes and Creating Stories with Pictures by Jerod Foster

Photo Trekking: A Traveling Photographer’s Guide to Capturing Moments Around the World by Nick Onken

 

SELF-ESTEEM:

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown

Men, Women, and Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough by Brené Brown

Growing Myself: A Spiritual Journey Through Gardening by Judith Handelsman

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES:

American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics by Dan Savage

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt

The Definitive Book of Body Language by Barbara Pease

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek