I’ve been getting a lot of feedback asking for a central list of all the books are either authored by or mentioned in Paper Napkin Wisdom podcasts.  Please find a reading list of what might be one of the best reading lists and Book Clubs out there for Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

You can hover your mouse over any of the titles to get a description of the book.


Gina Mollicone-Long – Episode 1, Episode 2
Think or Sink: The One Choice That Changes Everything
The Secret of Successful Failing

Sam Horn – Episode 6
POP!: Stand Out in Any Crowd
What’s Holding You Back?
Tongue Fu!: How to Deflect, Disarm and Defuse Any Verbal Conflict
Take the Bully by the Horns

Cameron Herold – Episode 8
Double Double

Jason Barger – Episode 9
Step Back from the Baggage Claim
ReMember: renewing our memberships, relationships, and focus in a distracting world

Michael Walsh – Episode 10, Episode 33
Business Growth by Design: A Business Owner’s Guide To Tapping Your Potential Without Getting Tapped Out

Eric Keiles – Episode 14
Fire Your Sales Team Today: Then Rehire Them as Sales Guides in Your New Revenue Department
Reality Marketing Revolution: The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Transforming Your Business By Building A Marketing Machine

Greg Crabtree – Episode 15
Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential

John Spence – Episode 16
Awesomely Simple: Essential Business Strategies for Turning Ideas Into Action

Jamie Gerdsen – Episode 18
Squirrels, Boats, and Thoroughbreds: Lessons for leading change in traditional businesses

Steve Satterwhite – Episode 19
Above the Line: How the Golden Rule Rules the Bottom Line

Allie Mooney – Episode 20
Pressing the Right Buttons: People Skills for Business Success

Shep Hyken – Episode 22
Amaze Every Customer Every Time
The Amazement Revolution
The Cult of the Customer
Moments of Magic
The Loyal Customer: A Lesson From a Cab Driver

John Bly – Episode 25
Cracking The Code: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Growing Your Business Through Mergers And Acquisitions For Pennies On The Dollar

Scott Fritz – Episode 27
The 40 Hour Work YEAR

Warren Macdonald – Episode 40
A Test of Will: One Man’s Extraordinary Story of Survival
The Second Step – Warren Macdonald’s Epic Journey to Federation Peak

Dave Lakhani – Episode 41
Persuasion: The Art of Getting What You Want
How To Sell When Nobody’s Buying: (And How to Sell Even More When They Are)Subliminal Persuasion: Influence & Marketing Secrets They Don’t Want You To Know
Power of An Hour: Business and Life Mastery in One Hour A Week

Brad Feld – Episode 42
Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City
Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur
Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors
Startup Metrics: Making Sense of the Numbers in Your Startup
Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup
Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

John DiJulius – Episode 43
What’s the Secret: To Providing a World-Class Customer Experience
Secret Service: Hidden Systems That Deliver Unforgettable Customer Service

Peter Shankman – Episode 44
Nice Companies Finish First: why Cutthroat Management Is Over — and Collaboration Is In
Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work — And Why Your Company Needs Them
Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World

Dennis Welch – Episode 45
“So … what are you saying?”

Andrew Sherman – Episode 46
Road Rules: Be the Truck. Not the Squirrel.
Essays On Governance: 36 Critical Essays To Drive Shareholder Value and Business Growth
Raising Capital: Get the Money You Need to Grow Your Business
Harvesting Intangible Assets: Uncover Hidden Revenue in Your Company’s Intellectual PropertyMergers and Acquisitions from A to Z

Mo Fathelbab – Episode 47
FORUM: The Secret Advantage of Successful Leaders