Book Reviews

“I have always imagined paradise will be a kind of library.” -Jorge Luis Borges

Books provide intriguing insight, exciting entertainment, and profound insight. I turn to books to gain something I previously didn’t know about the world.

Here, I have written reviews for those books that have positively affected my life. I hope that within these pages, you, too, can glean some life lessons as I have.


Upheaval by Jared Diamond

Leadership in Fictional Literature

1984 by George Orwell

Military Leadership

Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

No Time for Spectators by Martin Dempsey

The Mission, the Men, and Me by Pete Blaber

Turn the Ship Around! by David Marquet

Political Leadership

Ask More by Frank Sesno

Exercise of Power by Robert M. Gates

How to Make Love to A Despot by Stephen A. Krasner

They Don’t Represent Us by Lawrence Lessig

General Leadership and Self-Governance

“Brief” Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less by Joseph McCormack

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

Leadership and Self-Deception by the Arbinger Institute

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

The Complete 101 Collection by John C. Maxwell

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg





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