- Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia. The author set a standard for business principles, leadership, and environmental stewardship.
- "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" (Adventures of a Curious Character) by Richard Feynman, the late great physicist. Feynman encourages people to think independently (or as Steve Jobs would say, “think different”).
And, if you want a more detailed list that's arranged in a tidy spreadsheet, then check out this list compiled by Dodds Hayden, CEO of Hayden Beverage Company, a distributor based in Boise, Idaho.