What are you reading?

What Are You Reading 8

Admittedly, I’ve always been interested in a good business or growth book. Having been born into a family of entrepreneurs, I’ve watched the struggles, the sacrifices, and the small and major wins. So you can imagine that the way entrepreneurs run, manage, and sustain their businesses (and fuel their own personal lives) has fascinated me from the start. That’s why this week I’m sharing my library and my current read, but I want to know what I should read next. “Inquiring minds want to know”… what are you reading right now?

My library started with this fun group from my parents’ library. See any you recognize?

In 1998, in my first customer service position, my manager (shout out to Alan Galart) introduced me to The Nordstrom Way. My family had always been Nordstrom fans, but this sealed the deal. [Highly Recommend!]

When I first started Propel, I dove head first into The E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber and it provided a framework for business ownership which I had never learned, but always observed.

Today, at the recommendation of two different clients, I’m reading the book Traction by Gino Wickman. Ask me later what I think. 😉

Over the years, many a client, associate, friend, and even family members have suggested a book based on their experience with it and knowing I would benefit from or enjoy it.

Some titles live within my subscription to Audible – like biographies or autobiographies of world changers: Elon Musk, The Everything Store, The Woman I Wanted to Be, The Virgin Way, It Takes Two, Better Than New, Bitcoin Billionaires, Buffett, #Girlboss, or The Magnolia Story (to name a few).

Or the other business builders: Outliers, Content Inc., The ONE Thing, Crushing It!, The Content Code, All In, Marketing Rebellion, and The Power of Vulnerability

But within my printed library are a few excellent gems, like:

Start Finishing (Charlie Gilkey), Good to Great (Jim Collins), Rubies in the Orchard, Onward (Howard Schultz), Jab Jab Jab Right Hook (Gary Vaynerchuk), The Dip (Seth Godin), Blink (Malcom Gladwell), The Go-Giver, StrengthsFinder 2.0, and more…

What is missing? Have you read a book you don’t see in my library? Have comments on one you do see? Share in the comments below and help me pick my next read.


  1. SUZANNE SHELLEY on November 17, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Believe It – Jamie Kern Lima
    The Cimpound Effect – Darren Hardy
    The One Thing – Gary Keller
    The Slight Edge – Jeff Olson
    The Noticer – Andy Andrews
    The Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren
    Flourish – Martin Seligman
    Finding Your Own North Star – Martha Beck

    • Jamie Teasdale on November 17, 2021 at 3:12 pm

      Great reads, Suzanne! Thank you for sharing.

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