11 Standout Books in 2020

What have been your favourite books for 2020?

I have reflected on what I read and these 11 standout (in the order I read them).

✅ The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success – Jim Dethmer , Diana Chapman , Kaley Klemp

✅ Dark Emu – Bruce Pascoe

✅ Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World – Tyson Yunkaporta

✅ Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers – Tim Ferriss

✅ Humankind: A Hopeful History – Rutger Bregman , Erica Moore , Elizabeth Manton

✅ Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! – Richard P. Feynman

✅ Life in Half a Second: How to Achieve Success Before it’s Too Late – Matthew Michalewicz

✅ The Resilience Project: Finding Happiness Through Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness – Hugh van Cuylenburg (multipe)

✅ The Method Method – Eric Ryan, Adam Lowry with Lucas Conley

✅ Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity – Kim Scott

✅ Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization – Dave Logan , John King , Halee Fischer-Wright

Here’s my full 2020 Reading List

Note: RR means Reread from previous years & Mulitple means multiple reads this year.

  1. Playing to Win – Roger Martin, AG Lafley (RR)
  2. Play Bigger – Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson (RR)
  3. Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business – Charles Duhigg
  4. Stories That Stick: How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences, and Transform Your Business – Kindra Hall
  5. The Honeymoon Effect – Bruce Lipton PhD (RR)
  6. Resonate – Nancy Duarte
  7. Stop Listening to the Customer: Try Hearing Your Brand Instead – Adam Ferrier
  8. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol S. Dweck
  9. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win – Jocko Willink , Leif Babin
  10. The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success – Jim Dethmer , Diana Chapman , Kaley Klemp
  11. Becoming Supernatural – Dr Joe Dispenza (RR)
  12. The Fifth Agreement – Don Miguel Ruiz (RR)
  13. The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources – Lynne Twist
  14. Key Person of Influence: The Five-Step Method to Become One of the Most Highly Valued and Highly Paid People in Your Industry – Daniel Priestley
  15. The Alter Ego Effect – Todd Herman (RR)
  16. Storyworthy – Matthew Dicks (RR)
  17. Crushing It – Gary Vaynerchuk (RR)
  18. The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
  19. Dark Emu – Bruce Pascoe
  20. Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life – Stuart Diamond
  21. Permanent Record – Edward Snowden
  22. Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World – Tyson Yunkaporta (multiple)
  23. The Art of Resilience: Strategies for an Unbreakable Mind and Body – Ross Edgley
  24. Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex – Aubrey Marcus
  25. Fools Crow, Wisdom & Power – Thomas E. Mails
  26. The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity – Douglas Murray
  27. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers – Tim Ferriss (multiple sections)
  28. A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle (RR)
  29. Humankind: A Hopeful History – Rutger Bregman , Erica Moore , Elizabeth Manton
  30. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! – Richard P. Feynman
  31. What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character – Richard P. Feynman , Ralph Leighton
  32. The Art of War – Sun Tzu
  33. The Five Levels of Attachment: Toltec Wisdom for the Modern World – don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
  34. Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life – Thich Nhat Hanh (multiple)
  35. Taming the Tiger Within – Thich Nhat Hanh , Pritam Singh
  36. Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child – Thich Nhat Hanh
  37. Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality – Ken Wilber
  38. The Master Key to Riches – Napoleon Hill
  39. Success Affirmations: 52 Weeks for Living a Passionate and Purposeful Life- Jack Canfield (multiple)
  40. Life in Half a Second: How to Achieve Success Before it’s Too Late – Matthew Michalewicz
  41. Words That Work – Dr. Frank Luntz
  42. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  43. 1984: New Classic Edition – George Orwell
  44. The Joy of Genius: The Next Step beyond The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks PhD
  45. The Resilience Project: Finding Happiness Through Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness – Hugh van Cuylenburg (multiple)
  46. The Practice: Shipping Creative Work – Seth Godin
  47. What Great Brands Do – Denise Lee Yohn (RR)
  48. FUSION: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies – Denise Lee Yohn
  49. The Method Method – Eric Ryan, Adam Lowry with Lucas Conley
  50. The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
  51. Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity – Kim Scott
  52. Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time – Rory Vaden
  53. Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days – Jake Knapp , John Zeratsky , Braden Kowitz
  54. Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh (RR) (multiple)
  55. Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization – Dave Logan , John King , Halee Fischer-Wright (multiple)
  56. Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell – Eric Schmidt , Jonathan Rosenberg , Alan Eagle (multiple)
  57. Measure what Matters – John Doerr (underway)

How I read

My preference is audiobook. Most of the above titles I consumed via the Audible app, with exception of 5 (3 physical, 3 via library audiobooks). I listen when I am driving, walking, house cleaning, and at the gym. I listen at 2.5 speed so I can consume a book in only a few hours.

I will leave you with this quote:

“Not All Readers Are Leaders, But All Leaders Are Readers”. ~Harry S. Truman

Bring on 2021!
LF

luke

I'm Luke Faccini, a brand storyteller and strategist in Brisbane Australia.



I help conscious business people articulate and tell their authentic brand story to connect with their tribe. I love branding, business, and people with purpose.



My purpose is Helping Good Businesses Become Better Brands.

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