J. Gordon Duncan

Culture, Business, Fitness, Etc.

My Top 10 Books of 2017

2017 is in the books, so in light of that, I wanted to share my 10 favorite reads from the past year.  These books were not necessarily released in 2017.  I just happened to read them last year. They are from a variety of offers and genres, but hopefully, you might find one or two in here that you want to pursue.  So, in no particular order…

High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard – This one might be my favorite.  It looks at the disciplines of high performers in a cross-section of fields and drills down to what disciplines they have in common. 

What Does This Button Do? by Bruce Dickinson – Did you know the lead singer of Iron Maiden was also an accomplished fencer, pilot, aviator, and entrepreneur?  Great, fun read with no drama.

Making Sense of God by Tim Keller – Great read about understanding God and speaking about Him in the arena of ideas that our culture throws at us.

Radical Candor by Kim Scott – How to deal with conflict in a meaningful constructive way.

Grinding it Out by Ray Kroc – This is the fascinating story of the “founder” of McDonalds that also includes a bit about his life as a salesperson prior to the golden arches.

Every Day I Fight by Stuart Scott – This is the inspiring autobiography of the Stuart Scott, the famed ESPN broadcaster who lost his battle to cancer a few years ago.

Relentless by Tim Grover – Michael Jordan’s strength and conditioning coach shares his approach to training for sport and life.

The Money Challenge by Art Rainer – This practical biblical approach to your finances was a great book our elders read this year.  Easy to read, but harder to implement because changing money patterns is hard.

Work Matters by Tom Nelson – This book helps connect the life of worship to the life of work.

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King – I only read 2 novels this year, and I loved this one.  Simple premise:  what would happen if all the women on the planet disappeared? 

There are some great ones I didn’t mention.  One other that just has to get out there is Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss.  It is like an encyclopedia of the habits and disciplines of amazing people.  I just didn’t get anywhere close to finishing it, so I didn’t include it in my top 10.  Get it if you can. 

Make 2018 a reading year if you can.  You won’t regret it.

Happy Reading,

Gordon

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January 1, 2018 - Posted by | business, entrepreneur, reading | , , , , , , , ,

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