• 99% Invisible: Roman Mars about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world
  • Akimbo: by Seth Godin
  • Broken Record: by Pushkin. The musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration, and craft in the Broken Record podcast.
  • Invisibilia by NPR
  • Getting to Yes And: Conversations at the intersection of creativity and commerce by Second City. “Getting to Yes, And” features conversations with visionary writers, thinkers, and doers who are using creativity to challenge conventional business approaches.
  • Studio Time: A podcast about the big and small ways artists can change the world.
  • The Happiness Lab: Professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is an expert on human cognition and the cognitive biases that impede better choices. Her course, “Psychology and the Good Life,” teaches students what the science of psychology says about how to make wiser choices and live a life that’s happier and more fulfilling.
  • The Tim Ferriss Show: In this show, Tim deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
  • WorkLife with Adam Grant: Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life.
  • Unlocking Us



  1. “Rework” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  2. “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” by Peter Drucker
  3. “All Marketers Are Liars” by Seth Godin
  4. “Socialnomics” by Erik Qualman
  5. “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson
  6. “Freakonomics” by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  7. “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson
  8. “The Long Tail” by Chris Anderson
  9. “Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon
  10. “Start With Why” by Simon Sinek
  11. “Winning: The Ultimate Business How-To Book” by Jack Welch
  12. “Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy” by Bill Gates
  13. “Pour Your Heart into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time” by Howard Schultz
  14. “The Four Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferriss
  15. “Think and Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill
  16. “The Art of the Start” by Guy Kawasaki
  17. “The $100 Startup” by Chris Guillebeau
  18. “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  19. “The Dip” by Seth Godin
  20. “Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion” by Gary Vaynerchuk
  21. “Liar’s Poker” by Michael Lewis
  22. “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel H. Pink
  23. “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman
  24. “Good to Great” by Jim Collins
  25. “Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, And Made A Fortune Doing Business My Way” by Richard Branson
  26. “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey
  27. “The Start-Up Of You” by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha
  28. “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell
  29. “Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age” by Paul Graham
  30. “The Wisdom of Failure” by Laurence G. Weinzimmer and Jim McConoughey
  31. “Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity” by Hugh MacLeod
  32. “Cold Calling Techniques (That Really Work)” by Stephen Schiffman “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook” by Gary Vaynerchuk
  33. “#Girlboss” by Sophia Amoruso
  34. “The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses” by Eric Ries
  35. “How To Win Friends And Influence People” by Dale Carnegie
  36. “The Practice Of Management” by Peter Drucker
  37. “Playing to Win” by Roger Martin and A.G. Lafley

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