Here are some books that I'd recommend...

 Outliers takes a look at the serendipitous occurrences that are, unbeknownst to us, helping to create our own individual success stories. This is easily one of my favorite books. 

Outliers takes a look at the serendipitous occurrences that are, unbeknownst to us, helping to create our own individual success stories. This is easily one of my favorite books. 

 In Purple Cow, Seth Godin discusses the idea of creating remarkable and unforgettable products and services in order to build strong brands. This is a great read for the entrepreneurial-minded folks. 

In Purple Cow, Seth Godin discusses the idea of creating remarkable and unforgettable products and services in order to build strong brands. This is a great read for the entrepreneurial-minded folks. 

 Dr. Cornel West discusses issues relevant to black Americans including black-Jewish relations, conservatism, the leadership crisis, among others. 

Dr. Cornel West discusses issues relevant to black Americans including black-Jewish relations, conservatism, the leadership crisis, among others. 

 Through unconventional examples such as sumo wrestling, drug dealing, and the sale of real estate, Freakonomics discusses how, at its root, economics is nothing more than the study of incentives. .

Through unconventional examples such as sumo wrestling, drug dealing, and the sale of real estate, Freakonomics discusses how, at its root, economics is nothing more than the study of incentives. .

 Another one of my favorites. In The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho tells a story of the importance of following your dreams through the eyes of a young sheep herder who longs to travel the world in search of his treasure.     

Another one of my favorites. In The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho tells a story of the importance of following your dreams through the eyes of a young sheep herder who longs to travel the world in search of his treasure.     

 This is an easy read. Kiyosake dispels some financial myths, and gives insight into the differences between how the rich and the poor manage their money. 

This is an easy read. Kiyosake dispels some financial myths, and gives insight into the differences between how the rich and the poor manage their money. 

 If you're a hip-hop fan, you'll love this one. Jay Z peels back the layers on many of his most popular songs, and gives us the meanings behind some of his lyrics. 

If you're a hip-hop fan, you'll love this one. Jay Z peels back the layers on many of his most popular songs, and gives us the meanings behind some of his lyrics. 

 Rule Number 1: "Never Outshine the Master". Just one of the 48 criterion laid out by Robert Greene aimed at gaining control, and strategically putting yourself in the best positions to win. This book is particularly applicable in business. 

Rule Number 1: "Never Outshine the Master". Just one of the 48 criterion laid out by Robert Greene aimed at gaining control, and strategically putting yourself in the best positions to win. This book is particularly applicable in business. 

 Uell Anderson delivers a powerful narrative centered around the ability vested in us, as humans, to create limitless good in our lives through the power of our own thoughts. 

Uell Anderson delivers a powerful narrative centered around the ability vested in us, as humans, to create limitless good in our lives through the power of our own thoughts.