Visions of Restoration by John Young. This book was published by HCU and it a concise overview of the Restoration Movement. For someone that is read on the topic, the book will be a pretty shallow read through, but for someone that is looking for a quick overview, the book is great. It will introduce the read to the major players and events. I good class book on the topic.
The Little Book that Beats the Market by Joel Greenbatt. The book is short, but really introduces the concept of Earnings Yield. It is a good way of valuing a stock. The book is clear and helps a person think through investing in a company, but is mostly a wholistic system of rotating stocks that will beat the market over the long run.
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell is a famous author, and this book was really good and interesting. It is really about reversion to truth theory. The book opens your eyes to how terrible we are at running people, and will help you see some of the warning signs of a scam. A good read.
The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Igar. I really loved this book, really could not put it down. He is the CEO of Disney and I enjoyed reading about the events that I heard about through the years. This is a good leadership book.
Canoeing the Mountains by Tod Bolsinger. I probably should spend more time on this book as it is a Church leadership book. The book is deeply rooted in "Systems Theory." I thought the book had some really great thoughts and outlooks. It is a great book to read as a Church leader. It was good stuff and helps you to think about your leadership and the contextual landscape of Churches today.
The Acquirer's Multiple by Tobias Carlisle. This book is connected to Greenbatt's system, but instead of using Earnings Yield and ROE to make a investment call, he mostly looks at deep value, and worries less about the ROE because of the concept of reversion to the mean. He proves his approach works, but it is a typical cycling in and out of the market through deep value stocks.
Competing Against Luck by Clayton Christensen. This is the book that all Church leaders have to read. It is the idea of "Job Theory." We need to think through this approach more in our Churches. This books gets you thinking and is a paradigm shifting book. Read it, it is worth it.