52 Books In 52 Weeks

In the Spring of 2010, I was able to attend a presentation by Pat Williams, Senior Vice President of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. Pat also happens to be an avid reader, and an author of a wide variety of books. You can read more about his presentation and what I took from it here. But for now, what I want most is to highlight two certain sections from that post…

“Not all readers will be leaders, but all leaders must be readers.” – Pat Williams

Pat Williams would end his presentation with a challenge to everyone in attendance:to read one book a week. 52 books in a year is a daunting task. But Williams would urge us, explaining that by reading a books on different topics throughout the year, the wealth of knowledge we obtained would do wonders for us, not only in work but in social settings. Always having a view on a particular subject comes in handy when networking, that’s for sure!

And there it was, the 52 Books In 52 Weeks Challenge. It took me over a year to decide to finally sit down and take on the challenge. But I urge you to do so as well. If you’d like, follow along with the books I’m reading. Each week I’ll post a new article reviewing my thoughts on the book and updating my progress on the Challenge.

Below is the list of books I’ve read to this point, and a link to their corresponding article.

52 Books In 52 Weeks Challenge

Week 1 – First Job, First Paycheck by Jeff Lehman. Buy It HERE at amazon.com.
Week 2 – Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Week 3 – The Checklist Mainfesto by Atul Gawande
Week 4 – The Little Book That Beats The Market by Joel Greenblatt
Week 5 – Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins.
Week 6 – Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal With Change…In Your Work and In Your Life by Dr. Spencer Johnson
Week 7 – Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Next Up?
Week 8 – TBA

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