The LEV Library

Updated on October 22, 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.


American Literature:
Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Asimov On Astronomy by Isaac Asimov

A Fantastic Ride by Bob Rohrman
Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson
Boyd, The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram
Cable Cowboy: John Malone and the Rise of the Modern Cable Business by Mark Robichaux
Charlie Munger, The Complete Investor by Tren Griffin
Delivering Happiness, Tony Hsieh by Tony Hsieh
Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
How to Get Rich: One of the World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets by Dennis, Felix
Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett by Kilpatrick, Andrew
Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Schultz, Howard
Richard Branson, The Virgin Way by Richard Branson
Rise Above, How One Man’s Search for Mobility Helped the World Get Moving by Ralph W Braun
Sam Walton, Made in America by Sam Walton with John Huey
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty by Schulman, Daniel
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman! by Richard P Feynman
The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment by Guy Spier
The Everything Store, Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King by Cohen, Rich
The Snowball, Warren Buffet and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder

Computer science, knowledge & systems:
Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths
Extreme Programming Explained by Beck
Gamification at Work by Janaki Kumar & Mario Herger
Scrum, The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland

100 Baggers Stocks That Return 100-to-1 and How to Find Them by Christopher W. Mayer
Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought by Lo, Andrew W.
Bommerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip A. Fisher
Competitive Advantage by Michael E Porter
Fortune’s Formula by William Poundstone
Freakonomics by Stephen J Dubner, Steven D Levitt
Human Action by Ludwig von Mises
Intelligent Investor by Ben Graham
Irrational Exuberance: Revised and Expanded Third Edition by Shiller, Robert J.
Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink by Jonathan LS Byrnes
One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch with John Rothchild
The Coming Jobs War by Jim Clifton
The End of Theory: Financial Crises, the Failure of Economics, and the Sweep of Human Interaction by Bookstaber, Richard
The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence by Mandelbrot, Benoit
Work Less, Live More by Bob Clyatt

Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey & Raj Sisodia

Geography and Travel:
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Pirsig

Has Man a Future? by Russell, Bertrand

Literature, rhetoric & criticism:
ABC of Reading by Pound, Ezra (January 17, 1960) Paperback by Pound, Ezra

Management & public relations:
All in Startup: Launching a New Idea When Everything Is on the Line by Diana Kander
Angel Investing by David S rose
Big Money Thinks Small: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing by Tillinghast, Joel
Blue Ocean Strategy by W Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne
Built to Sell, Creating a Business That can Thrive Without You by John Warrillow
Business Adventures by John Brooks
Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur
Confessions of an Advertising Man by Ogilvy, David
Contagious by Jonah Berger
Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull
Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A Moore
Crucial Confrontations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler
Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk
Custom Nation by Anthony Flynn, Emily Flynn Vencat
David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Newport, Cal
Early Exits by Basil Peters
eBoys by Randall E Stross
Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder by Jim Clifton& Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badal, PhD
Finish Big, How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top by Bo Burlingham
Grit by Angela Duckworth
Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday
HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business by Ruback, Richard S.
How Google Works by Eric Schmidt, Alan Eagle, Jonathan Rosenberge
How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Collins, Jim
How to Get Filty Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
Intelligent Fanatics Project: How Great Leaders Build Sustainable Businesses by Sean Iddings & Ian Cassel
Killing Giants, 10 Strategies to Topple the Giant in Your Industry by Stephen Denny
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Lucky or Smart? by Bo Peabody
Made to Stick by Dan Heath, Chip Heath
Money, Master the Game by Tony Robbins
Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud
Ogilvy on Advertising by Ogilvy, David
Out of the Crisis by W. Edward Deming
Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future by Barker, Joel Arthur
Peak by Chip Conley
Power to Burn: Michael Ovitz and the New Business of Show Business by Singular, Stephen
Predictable Revenue by Ross & Tyler
Principles: Life and Work by Dalio, Ray
Reality Check by Guy Kawasaki
Red, Black and Global, The Transformation of Cummins 1995-2010, by Hanafee
Remote by David Heinemeier Hansson, Jason Fried
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki
Rumsfeld’s Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War & Life by Donald Rumsfeld
Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It… and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) by Verne Harnish
Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential by Greg Crabtree
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Street Smarts by Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham
Taking People With You by David Novak
The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
The Activist Investor by Ira M. Millstein
The Art of Profitability by Slywotzky, Adrian
The Art of Public Speaking, Lessons from the Greatest Speakers in History by John R Hale
The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
The Devil’s Financial Dictionary by Zweig, Jason
The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
The Engine That Could by Crukshank & Sicilia
The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America (4th Edition) by Warren Buffett & Lawerence A. Cunningham
The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank
The Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management by Daniel Strachman
The Go-Giver by John David Mann, Bob Burg
The Great Game of Business, Expanded and Updated: The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company by Jack Stack
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin
The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues by Lencioni, Patrick M.
The Impact Equation by Chris Brogan & Julien Smith
The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M Christensen
The Innovator’s Solution by Clayton M Christensen, Michael E Raynor
The Laws of Subtraction by Matthew E. May
The Little Book of Valuation by Aswath Damodaran
The Long Tail by Chris Anderson
The New Tycoons by Jason Kelly
The Outsiders by William N Thorndike, Jr.
The Science of Success by Charles G Koch
The Startup Owner’s Manual by Steve Blank & Bob Dorf
The Theory of the Business (Harvard Business Review Classics) by Drucker, Peter F.
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Think & Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
Think Big, Act Small by Jason Jennings
Venture Deals by Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson
Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage by Mary Buffett & David Clark
Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules: Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World’s Greatest Investor by Jeremy C Miller
Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences by John Allen Paulos
The Fractal Geometry of Nature by Benoit Mandelbrot
The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver

A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen
A Technique for Producing Ideas: The simple, five-step formula anyone can use to be more creative in business and in life! By James Webb Young
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Influence, The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B Cialdini, PhD
Life is a Series of Presentations by Tony Jeary
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Tavris, Carol
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
The 8 Dimensions of Leadership: DiSC Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader by Sugerman, Jeffrey
The Geography of Genius: Lessons from the World’s Most Creative Places by Weiner, Eric
The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Tribes by Seth Godin

Public administration & military science:
The Art of War by Sun Tzu, by Samuel B. Griffith, by B. H. Liddell Hart

Social & ecclesiastical theology:
Business by the Book by Larry Burkett
Business for the Glory of God: The Bible’s Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business by Grudem, Wayne
Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung
Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling by Crouch, Andy
Managing God’s Money by Randy Alcorn
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream by David Platt
Risking It, An Intersection of Faith & Work by Tim Hoerr with Alyssa Kolb
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

Social problems & social services:
A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K Payne

Social sciences, sociology & anthropology:
Enchanted Objects by David Rose
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies by West, Geoffrey
Switch, How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Sports, games & entertainment:
For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business by Werbach, Kevin

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