The LEV Library

Updated on April 20, 2017 by Daryl Starr

The first room in the LEV office has three, floor-to-ceiling walls of built-in bookshelves.  The other wall has windows.  Rather than have the bookshelves ripped out and replaced with a single Amazon Kindle, we decided to populate the shelves with books (and other trinkets.)

If you want to see and learn about the trinkets, come on over.  For our library, we thought it could be valuable to share here.  We’ll try to update this post as the list grows.  It also helps us recall what books we have lent out and have not yet returned to us (and may require replacement!)

Please feel free to comment with suggested books or links to your library for our consideration.



Charlie Munger, The Complete Investor by Tren Griffin

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

The Snowball, Warren Buffet and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder

Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson

Sam Walton, Made in America by Sam Walton with John Huey

Richard Branson, The Virgin Way by Richard Branson

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

The Everything Store, Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone

Delivering Happiness, Tony Hsieh by Tony Hsieh

Boyd, The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram

Rise Above, How One Man’s Search for Mobility Helped the World Get Moving by Ralph W Braun

A Fantastic Ride by Bob Rohrman

Cable Cowboy: John Malone and the Rise of the Modern Cable Business by Mark Robichaux

The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment by Guy Spier

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight


Value Investing:

Intelligent Investor by Ben Graham

The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America (4th Edition) by Warren Buffett & Lawerence A. Cunningham

One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch with John Rothchild

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip A. Fisher

The Outsiders by William N Thorndike, Jr.

Fortune’s Formula by William Poundstone

The Science of Success by Charles G Koch

Competitive Advantage by Michael E Porter

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki

Street Smarts by Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham

Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink by Jonathan LS Byrnes

Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage by Mary Buffett & David Clark

The Little Book of Valuation by Aswath Damodaran

100 Baggers Stocks That Return 100-to-1 and How to Find Them by Christopher W. Mayer

Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules: Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World’s Greatest Investor by Jeremy C Miller


Self Control:

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

Think & Grow Rich by Napolean Hill

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande



Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

How Google Works by Eric Schmidt, Alan Eagle, Jonathan Rosenberge

The Startup Owner’s Manual by Steve Blank & Bob Dorf

The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki

Zero to One by Peter Thiel

The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank

The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M Christensen

Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk

Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur

Killing Giants, 10 Strategies to Topple the Giant in Your Industry by Stephen Denny

Reality Check by Guy Kawasaki

Risking It, An Intersection of Faith & Work by Tim Hoerr with Alyssa Kolb

The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

All in Startup: Launching a New Idea When Everything Is on the Line by Diana Kander


Scaling Early Stage Companies:

Scrum, The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland

Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A Moore

Tribes by Seth Godin

Street Smarts by Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham

Predictable Revenue by Ross & Tyler

ReWork by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

Think Big, Act Small by Jason Jennings

Grit by Angela Duckworth

David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday

Taking People With You by David Novak

Remote by David Heinemeier Hansson, Jason Fried

Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder by Jim Clifton& Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badal, PhD

The Coming Jobs War by Jim Clifton

Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud

Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler

Crucial Confrontations byPatterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler

Switch, How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Lucky or Smart? by Bo Peabody

Extreme Programming Explained by Beck

Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey & Raj Sisodia

Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential by Greg Crabtree

Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It… and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) by Verne Harnish


User Experience Design:

The Long Tail by Chris Anderson

The Laws of Subtraction by Matthew E. May

Enchanted Objects by David Rose

Gamification at Work by Janaki Kumar & Mario Herger

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Pirsig

Blue Ocean Strategy by W Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne

Made to Stick by Dan Heath, Chip Heath

Contagious by Jonah Berger

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Impact Equation by Chris Brogan & Julien Smith

Custom Nation by Anthony Flynn, Emily Flynn Vencat


The Logic of Venture Capital:

Venture Deals by Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson

Angel Investing by David S rose

eBoys by Randall E Stross

Early Exits by Basil Peters

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

Finish Big, How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top by Bo Burlingham

Built to Sell, Creating a Business That can Thrive Without You by John Warrillow

Work Less, Live More by Bob Clyatt



The Go-Giver by John David Mann, Bob Burg

The Art of Public Speaking, Lessons from the Greatest Speakers in History by John R Hale

The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall

Life is a Series of Presentations by Tony Jeary

Influence, The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B Cialdini, PhD

The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone


Corporate Leadership:

The Innovator’s Solution by Clayton M Christensen, Michael E Raynor

The Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management by Daniel Strachman

The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker

Business Adventures by John Brooks

Out of the Crisis by W. Edward Deming

The New Tycoons by Jason Kelly

Peak by Chip Conley

Red, Black and Global, The Transformation of Cummins 1995-2010, by Hanafee

The Engine That Could by Crukshank & Sicilia

The Activist Investor by Ira M. Millstein

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Rumsfeld’s Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War & Life by Donald Rumsfeld

Intelligent Fanatics Project: How Great Leaders Build Sustainable Businesses by Sean Iddings & Ian Cassel



Human Action by Ludwig von Mises

Money, Master the Game by Tony Robbins

Freakonomics by Stephen J Dubner, Steven D Levitt

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The Great Game of Business, Expanded and Updated: The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company by Jack Stack

Bommerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis



Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream by David Platt

Managing God’s Money by Randy Alcorn

Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung

A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K Payne

The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin

Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman! by Richard P Feynman

How to Get Filty Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen

Managing Cover Crops Profitably (Third Edition)

Business by the Book by Larry Burkett

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


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