Each year during the last week of the year, the posts here at 27gen usually focus on the topic of books. My last post of the year features my top books of the year. Here’s the deal:
It’s a very subjective list – okay? The only thing all the titles have in common is that they were published in 2015. That, and each book spoke to me in a meaningful way.
As mentioned in a previous post, I read a lot – but usually focus in four areas. Naturally, my Top 15 choices are going to come from these areas.
There are some really good books out there that I am aware of that did not make it into my reading cycle, so they aren’t included. It doesn’t mean they weren’t great books, just that I didn’t read them.
Here, then, are my Top 15 Books of 2015, in no particular order.
The Experience: The 5 Principles of Disney Service and Relationship Excellence, Bruce Loeffler and Brian Church
Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others, Cheryl Bachelder
Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses, “No, But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration – Lessons from The Second City, Kelly Leonard
Communicate to Influence: How to Inspire Your Audience to Action, Ben Decker
Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, General Stanley McChrystal
Reframe: Shift the Way Your Work, Innovate, and Think, Mona Patel
X: The Experience When Business Meets Design, Brian Solis
Before Ever After: The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney’s Animation Studio, Don Hahn
The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
Rising Strong, Brené Brown
How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery, Kevin Ashton
The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life, Bernard Roth
No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness, Michelle Segar
Brand Flip: Why Customers Now Run Companies and How to Profit From It, Marty Neumeier
Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches That Send, J.D. Greear
Today we close out 2015, tomorrow ushers in 2016, and whole new worlds are waiting to be discovered – in books.
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