My recommended reading list

On this page you will find a list of recommended books, podcasts and websites for Cultivated Managers.

This page is based on many hours of reading, researching and studying.

This list is for managers who want to balance the foundations of their life, cultivate themselves and achieve strong business results. I only list books I have read. I only list the books I really do think will add value to you.

(On this page I use affiliate links to Amazon and other online booksellers. When you use an affiliate link you pay nothing extra but I earn a tiny percentage of the sale. It helps to pay the server costs. You can find out more on my legal page.)

Health and Longevity

Wisdom of Insecurity – Alan Watts – Newsletter Week 15

The Wild Diet – Abel James – Newsletter Week 6

The Power of When – Michael Breus

Man’s search for meaning – Viktor E Frankl

Primal Endurance – Mark Sissons, Brad Kearns

Smarter Faster Better – Charles Duhigg

Sleep Smarter – Shawn Stevenson

Born To Run – Christopher McDougall

Hashimoto’s Protocol – not just if you have hashimoto – suitable for people with any kind of auto-immune disease (arthritis etc) – Izabella Wentz

The Wahl’s Protocol – not just for anyone with MS – Terry Wahls

The Depression Cure – Steve Ilardi

Natural Solutions for Digestive Health – Jillian Sarno Teta

Earthing – Clinton Ober

Change your thoughts – Wayne Dyer

Food Rules – Michael Pollan

Pure, White and Deadly: How Sugar is killing us – John Yudkin

Instinctive Fitness – Oliver Selway

Survival of the fittest – Mike Stroud

Big Fat Lies: How the diet industry is making you sick, fat and poor – David Gillespie

Mindfulness for Busy People – Michael Sinclair, Josie Seydel

Fatboy to ironman – Jaan Larner

Maximum Willpower: How to master the new science of self control – Kelly McGonigal

Sugar Free For Life : How to remove the sugar from your diet – Daniel Adam

Wheat Belly: Lose the wheat, lose the weight, and find your path back to health – William Davis

Spontaneous Healing – Dr Andrew Weil MD

Keep on running: The Highs and Lows of a Marathon Addict – Phil Hewitt

Can’t Swim, Can’t Ride, Can’t Run : From Comman Man to Ironman – Andy Holgate

Finding Ultra : Rejecting Middle Age – Rich Roll

Eat and Run – Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman

Authentic Happiness – Martin Seligman

Positivity – Barbara Fredrickson

Why we get fat and what to do about it – Gary Taubes

Unbeatable Mind – Mark Divine

Health Podcasts

The Fatburning man Podcast – Abel James

The Model Health Show – Shawn Stevenson



& Responsiveness

Choose yourself – James Altucher – Newsletter Week 18

How Successful People Think – John C Maxwell

How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big – Scott Adams

Die Empty – Todd Henry – Newsletter Week 9

Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris – Newsletter Week 3

Black Hole Focus – Isaiah Hankel – Newsletter Week 1 2017

Gamestorming – Dave Gray and Sunni Brown

The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter -David Sax

Switch – Chip and Dan Heath

The Slight Edge – Jeff Olson

The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy

The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod

Key Person Of Influence – Daniel Preistley

Money & Finance

How to get rich – Felix Dennis – Newsletter Week 24

The Millionaire Messenger (Brendon Burchard)


Management Theory

How the mighty fall – Jim Collins – Newsletter Week 16

John Wooden on Leadership – John Wooden – Newsletter Week 5

Smart Retail – Richard Hammond

I Want You To Cheat – John Seddon (Masterpiece)

Growing a Business – Paul Hawken  (Must Read!)

Who – A Method – Geoff Smart and Randy Street

The Toyota Way – Jeffrey Liker

The Toyota Kata – Mike Rother

Reinventing Leadership – Paul Thomas


Bareknuckle Presenter – Graham Davies – Good book on doing great presentations.

What Every Body Is Saying – Joe Navarro – Great book on decoding body language and changing yourself to elicit the truth

How to talk to anyone – Leil Lowndes – Brilliant book with plenty of ideas on how to talk to people

Louder Than Words – Joe Navarro – Another book about body language from ex FBI Investigator

How To Win Friends And Influence People – Dale Carnegie – Classic book on influence

Steal the show – Michael Port – Brilliant guide for presenters

Get The Truth – by Philip Houston, Michael Floyd and Susan Carnicero.

Affiliate Links

On this page I use affiliate links to Amazon and other online booksellers. When you use an affiliate link you pay nothing extra but I earn a tiny percentage of the sale. It helps to pay the server costs 🙂 You can find out more on my legal page.