Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (Thomas Nelson, 2012)

To be successful in the market today, you must possess two strategic assets: a compelling product and a meaningful platform. In this step-by-step guide, Michael Hyatt, former CEO and current Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, takes readers behind the scenes, into the new world of social media success. He shows you what best-selling authors, public speakers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and other creatives are doing differently to win customers in today’s crowded marketplace.

Social media technologies have changed everything. Now, for the first time in history, non-celebrities can get noticed—and win big!—in an increasingly noisy world.

Leading On Empty (Bethany House, 2009)

In Leading On Empty, Wayne Cordeiro candidly shares his experience of burnout with the hope that it will encourage others headed down the same path. He was unable to get back in touch with his life, get back in proper balance and allow God to reenergize his spirit in a way that propelled him forward to greater levels of service.

Learn from his experience how you can continue a fruitful ministry. Better yet, take advantage of Wayn’es helpful advice early on and avoid burnout altogether.

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How To Tell Your Story In A Noisy, Social World (Harper Business, 2013)

Companies have always tried to set up their customers for the “right hook”, a.k.a. “the knock out” for competition and barrier to customers. Vaynerchuk encourages us to remember the importance of small jabs…patiently building relationships through social media.

Thanks to massive change and proliferation in social media platforms, the winning combination of jabs and right hooks is different now. Vaynerchuk shows that while communication is still key, context matters more than ever. It’s not just about developing high-quality content, but developing high-quality content perfectly adapted to specific social media platforms and mobile devices—content tailor-made for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Get a notepad, because you’ll want to start writing down ideas as soon as you open this book.

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (Penguin, 2001)

From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done can transform the way you work and live, showing you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

Discover David Allen’s powerful methods and vastly increase your personal organization, efficiency, and creative results – at work and in life.

Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior (Hyperion, 2013)

Rorke Denver trains the men who become Navy SEALS – the most creative problem solvers on the modern battlefield, ideal warriors for the kinds of wars America is fighting now. With his years of action packed mission experience and top training role, Lt. Commander Denver understands exactly how tomorrow’s soldiers are recruited, sculpted, motivated, and deployed.

Now, Denver takes you inside his fascinating personal story and the demanding SEAL training program he oversees. During his journey, you’ll learn to personal and professional leadership principles that will take you to the next level. Prepare to immerse yourself in one of the greatest minds in America’s modern military.