The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book list

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” - Dr. Seuss

One question I’ve been asked over and over since starting The CUInsight Experience podcast in January of 2019 is “where can I find a list of the books mentioned on the show?” Ask and you shall receive. Below is the list of every book recommended or talked about on the podcast with a link to Amazon for your purchasing pleasure. We will keep this list up-to-date with each guest.

There have been a few that received multiple mentions and would be a good starting point to build your reading list; The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, Dare to Lead by Brené Brown, Start with Why by Simon Sinek, and Good to Great by Jim Collins. I would personally add Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard to the list too.

A simple google search in the future of “The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book list” will have your next book recommendation at your fingertips and Amazon will deliver to your door in a day or two. Enjoy!

(We make a few nickels to help support the podcast if you’re kind enough to buy through the links below)

Season One:

Episode 1: Jim Nussle
Thank You for Being Late by Thomas L. Friedman
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
The First 90 Days by Michael D. Watkins
Episode 2: Gigi Hyland
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
Episode 3: Dan Berger
Awesomely Simple by John Spence
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Episode 4: Jill Nowacki
Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Episode 5: Chuck Fagan
The First 90 Days by Michael D. Watkins
Episode 6: John Pembroke
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Episode 7: Maria Martinez
Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson
Episode 8: Steve Swanston
The Winner Within by Pat Riley
Built to Last by Jim Collins
Good to Great by Jim Collins
Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
Episode 9: Maurice Smith
Sowing Seeds: Life Lessons from My Father by Maurice R. Smith
Judgement Days by Nick Kotz
Episode 10: Sam Paxson
Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead… But Gutsy Girls Do by Kate White
Episode 11: Doug Leighton
It’s Your Ship by Michael Abrashoff
Episode 12: Tracie Kenyon
Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Episode 13: Brett Martinez
The Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
Money Rules by Jean Chatzky
How We Choose to Be Happy by Rick Foster and Greg Hicks
Episode 14: Dave Adams
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The Customer Service Revolution by John R. Dijulius III
Episode 15: Mike Walsh
The Algorithmic Leader by Mike Walsh
The Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas by Mike Walsh
Futuretainment by Mike Walsh
Episode 16: Diana Dykstra
We talked about speed reading, Diana’s bookshelves, and her daughter’s 10,000 books but never mentioned a specific book in this episode. Whoops!
Episode 17: Michael Reuter
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
Episode 18: Jill Nowacki
Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
Episode 19: Bryan Clagett
The Excellence Dividend by Tom Peters
Episode 20: Caroline Willard 
Thinkertoys by Michael Michalko
10% Happier by Dan Harris
Episode 21: Leo Ardine
10% Happier by Dan Harris
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Golemam
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
Episode 22: Bradley Leimer
1984 by George Orwell
The Art of Travel by Alain De Botton
Generation X by Douglas Coupland
The Castle in the Sand by Kosta Peric
Episode 23: Jeanne Bliss 
Would You Do That to Your Mother by Jeanne Bliss
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Episode 24: John Spence
Awesomely Simple by John Spence
Good to Great by Jim Collins
The Prophet by Kahlil Giibran
A Strategy for Daily Living by Ari Kiev
Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
Episode 25: Linda Bodie
The Purple Cow by Seth Godin
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Episode 26: Lynette Smith
Managing and Leading Well by Dan Berger and Anthony Demangone
The Bible by Christian Art Publishers
Episode 27: Lois Kitsch
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Episode 28: Adrian Johnson
Book of Proverbs by King James Bible
The Tortoise and the Hare by Janet Stevens
Everyday Millionaires by Chris Hogan
Growing Money by Gail Karlitz and Debbie Honig
Episode 29: Charlie Amato 
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Episode 30: Teresa Freeborn
The Purple Cow by Seth Godin
Episode 31: Neen James
Attention Pays by Neen James
Folding Time by Neen James
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Exactly What to Say by Phil Jones
Episode 32: Bob Trunzo
Finding My Virginity by Richard Branson
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Episode 33: George Hofheimer
Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver by Scott Stossel
Episode 34: Melina Palmer
A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger
Episode 35: Mark Weber
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Onward by Howard Schultz
The E-Myth by Michael Gerber
The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
Episode 36: Tansley Stearns
The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
Episode 37: Jill Nowacki
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin Banaji
Episode 38: Amy Downs
Four Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney
Radical Candor by Kim Scott
Getting Things Done by David Allen
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews
Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
Episode 39: Lauren Culp 
Wolfpack by Abby Wambach
Brave Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Episode 40: John Bratsakis
Values-Based Leadership by Harry M. Kraemer
Episode 41: Miriam De Dios Woodward
Strengthsfinder by Tom Rath
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Golemam
Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
The Trusted Advisor by David Maister
Servant Leadership by Ken Blanchard
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Episode 42: Monica Belz 
Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell
Leading for Growth by Ray Davis
Episode 43: Jim Morrell
Life is What You Make It by Preeti Shenoy
Episode 44: Mollie Bell
Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
Episode 45: Bill Cheney 
Good to Great by Jim Collins
Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim
The Northbound Train by Dr. Karl Albrecht
Episode 46: Steph Sherrodd
No Ego by Cy Wakeman
Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
Episode 47: Julie Ferguson
The Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts
Episode 48: George Ombado
Allah is Not Obliged by Ahmadou Kourouma
Episode 49: Denise Wymore 
Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie
Episode 50: Susan Mitchell
Think Wrong: How to Conquer the Status Quo and Do Work That Matters by John Bielenberg and Mike Burn
Episode 51: Tom Kane 
In Search of Excellence by Thomas J Peter & Robert H Waterman
Good to Great by Jim Collins
Episode 52: Renee Sattiewhite 
Sowing Seeds: Life Lessons from My Father by Maurice R. Smith
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce H. Wilkinson
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
Episode 53: Randy Smith (the season one finale)
Sowing Seeds: Life Lessons from My Father by Maurice R. Smith
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly
Factfullness by Hans Rosling (from the Bill Gates reading list in 2018)
Creative Calling by Chase Jarvis

Season Two:

Episode 54: Chairman Rodney Hood 
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
The Most of P.G Wodehouse by P.G Wodehouse
Episode 55: Deepthi Dommaraju
Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland
Start With Why by Simon Sinek
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry
Episode 56: Rachel Pross
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Outward Mindset by The Arbinger Institute
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Episode 57: Jeff Olson 
Start With Why by Simon Sinek
Any books by Vince Flynn, Brad Thor or Dan Brown
Episode 58: Rhonda Hotard
Start With Why by Simon Sinek
Find Your Why by Simon Sinek
The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish
Episode 59: Anthony Hernandez
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Leadershock by Greg Hicks
Lions Don’t Need to Roar by D.A Benton
Episode 60: Maria LaVelle
The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell
Sowing Seeds: Life Lessons From My Father by Maurice Smith
Episode 61: Ryan Donovan 
Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal
Episode 62: Marlene Schwartz 
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Episode 63: Joe Hearn:
Joe’s not much of a book reader but you can find him thumbing through the Wall Street Journal daily.
Episode 64: Jill Nowacki 
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Ohio by Stephen Markley
Episode 65: Todd Clark
Empire Of The Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
Episode 66: Carrie Hunt 
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Randall Smith

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Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust. As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he ... Web: www.CUInsight.com Details

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