Steve Jobs – by Walter Isaacson
As I write this the iPhone 6 is all the buzz, and that is a direct result of Steve Jobs’ legacy. He is one of the most fascinating men in American history and a formative figure as to how we experience computer technology, telephones, branding, marketing, music, and more. He revolutionized more than one industry and started a pseudo-cult of which I consider myself part – Apple users. All that to say, Steve Jobs is interesting enough to get me to read 650 pages all about him – something that is true of very few other people.
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action – by Simon Sinek
I am cheating a bit here because I have already started this one alongside the Jobs book. They make a remarkable pair, though. Sinek lays out the concepts of “why” centered leadership and Jobs exemplifies them (albeit in a rather over the top, eccentric, aggressive way). I usually read multiple books at once, at least one of which is for the purpose of professional and work development. I work on a team (Ministry Grid) devoted to leadership development in churches, so this is a foundational kind of book for me to get better at helping others in this area.
A Wrinkle in Time – by Madeleine L’Engle
I read this once a loooooooong time ago, but sadly I remember nothing about it. Like not a single solitary thing. And that won’t do. I have heard to many people rate this is as one of their all-time favorites and I need to know why. Also, as I grow older I find myself enjoying children’s books more and more. I guess that comes with maturity.