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Man. 2019 was jam-packed with “to-do”. My list seemed to get longer as the year went by. With so much “to-do” some things slipped to the wayside. I only read seven books this year. SEVEN. For me, that’s not good enough. I know I can do better. And, I can tell myself all day that there were plenty of good reasons that I didn’t read more. But if I’m honest, truly honest, I got lazy. Don’t get me wrong, I accomplished a lot of goals this year. But I know myself. I could have read more.

Why am I saying this?

Because I am going to kick my own butt into high gear for 2020! I want 2020 to be my best year yet. And I want your year to be the same. Who is with me?

In 2018, I read 24 books. I know I can do that again. So this year, I am striving to read 36 books. Oy. Did I just say 36?! What am I thinking?! This is going to be difficult. But I believe I can stretch myself to where I want to be and this is just one way of doing that. Did you know the average CEO reads 5 books every month, for a total of 60 books per year? Warren Buffet says, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest.”  It’s all a mindset. Set your mind now to accomplish your reading goal. You can do it! We can do it!

Okay. So here are my 2020 picks for reading:

Robert Kiyosaki
Tools of the Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
Timothy Ferriss
The Right It: Why So Many Ideas Fail and How to Make Sure Yours Succeed
Alberto Savoia
Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth
Gabriel Weinberg & Justin Mares
Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Steve Krug
100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People
Susan Weinschenk
Radical Candor
Kim Scott
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Chip & Dan Heath
Eat that Frog!
Brian Tracy
The 4-Hour Work Week
Timothy Ferriss
Organize Tomorrow Today
Dr. Jason Selk & Tom Bartow
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Cal Newport
168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think
Laura Vanderkam
Surge: Your Guide to Put Any Idea Into Action
Matt Kane, Steve Garguilo and Sergiy Skoryk
Today & Tomorrow
Henry Ford
Unlocking the Customer Value Chain: How Decoupling Drives Consumer Disruption
Thales Teixeira
Social Media Marketing for the Future: Strategies for 2020 & Beyond: Stay Ahead of the Competition
JE Ford
The Business of Social Media: Clients & Customers Not Just Likes & Followers
Angela K. Denton
Shoe Dog
Phil Knight
Greg McKeown
The Answer
John Assarsaf
Zero to One
Peter Thiel
Simplify: How the Best Businesses in the World Succeed
Richard Koch
The Thank You Economy
Gary V
Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business
Frances Frei and Anne Morris
Unleash the Power of Storytelling: Win Hearts, Change Minds, Get Results
Rob Biesenbach
Awakening the Entrepreneur Within: How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Companies
Michael Gerber
Lay an Egg and Make Chicken Soup: The Holistic Innovation Process from Concept to Market Expansion
Arie Bush
Atomic Habits
James Clear
The Essays
Warren Buffett
The Innovator’s Dilemma
Clayton Christensen
The Four Steps to the Epiphany
Steve Blank
Serve to Lead
James Stroke
Idea to Execution
Ari Meisel
The 80 / 20 Principle
Richard Koch
Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got
Jay Abraham