Recommended Reading

I believe that one of the simplest ways to understand a professional is to get a glimpse of his bookshelf.  The books you would find on my bookshelf are:

Behavioral Psychology

influence Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
switch Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath
Influencer Influencer:  The New Science of Leading Change by Kerry Patterson et al
habit The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
drive Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
Outliers Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
sports-gene The Sports Gene:  Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant
Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How they Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal
The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home by Dan Ariely
Personality: What Makes You the Way You Are by Daniel Nettle
Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing by Jamie Holmes
Social: Why Are Brains are Wired to Connect by Matthew Lieberman

Communications

friends How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
past-no Getting Past No:  Negotiating Your Way from Confrontation to Cooperation by William Ury
accountability Crucial Accountability by Kerry Patterson et al
pitch-anything Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff

Critical Thinking

mistakes Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson
how-we-know-what-isnt-so How We Know What Isn’t So by Thomas Gilovich
trick-or-treatment Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts About Alternative Medicine by Edzard Ernst
Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Better Decisions by Cass Sunstein

Exercise

rippetoe Starting Strength:  Basic Barbell Training + Practical Programming for Strength Training by Mark Rippetoe and Lon Kilgore
pri Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration, and Pelvis Restoration by the Postural Restoration Institute
movement Movement:  Functional Movement Systems by Gray Cook
Advances in Functional Training by Mike Boyle

Nutrition

mindless-eating Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink
cholesterol The Great Cholesterol Con by Anthony Colpo

General Health/Physiology

zebras Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky
placebo The Placebo Response:  How You Can Release The Body’s Inner Pharmacy for Better Health by Howard Brody

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