10 BOOKS BEHIND BUILDING WELTON ACADEMY
1. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
This is a foundational book that every human should read, and especially every Christian that wants to advance the kingdom. As a friend of mine used to say, to advance the kingdom, we need the three P’s: People, Passion, and Pesos.
2. Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki
Picking up where Rich Dad, Poor Dad left off, this book gets more into the nitty-gritty.
3. Four-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
One of my absolute favorite authors is Tim Ferriss. This book was transformative for how I see and manage my time and resources.
4. Predictable Success by Les McKeown
This book provides a roadmap for understanding the stages of growth and death that are a part of a business’ life cycle. Very helpful for seeing the big picture and getting a handle on where your organization is currently.
5. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
This one is a mega bestselling classic and for good reason. Every team experiences the challenges that Lencioni examines.
6. The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann
Why does the janitor scrub toilets and go home tired and sweaty for $15 an hour while the CEO sits in his sweet office with his feet up while staring out the window and goes home making 10 million a year? The Go-Giver helps you understand the economics of compensation.
7. Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
Everybody talks about “Core Values” but Tony Hsieh (pronounced Shay) has written the best book on the topic, based on his company Zappos.
8. Run Your Business, Don’t Let It Run You by Clay Mathile
As the leader of your business, you are to work on your business, not in your business. This is one of the most helpful books for establishing a solid structure inside your organization.
9. Start With Why by Simon Sinek
People connect heart to heart with why a company makes or produces something more than they connect with the “what” that is made.
10. The Dip by Seth Godin
This short book is very encouraging when going through a challenging season in your organization. Seth Godin provides a periscope to see hope and the bigger picture.