We asked folks we admire to shoutout books and tell us about the impact those books had on them.

Julia Roper | CEO

One of my all-time favorite books is Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday. He, not only is an incredible writer, elaborating most often on Stoicism, but he is an phenomenal marketer and huge inspiration with the work he did for American Apparel as a young man rising in the ranks, ultimately becoming the Director of Marketing and an advisor to the Founder of the company. His writing style is eloquent, approachable and resonates deeply with people who are interested in looking inward, and evolving one’s mindset. Read more>>

Ashley Baxter | Digital Marketing Expert & Educator

Built To Sell by John Warrillow is a great read for anyone building a service based business. The author shares the story of a man who runs an advertising agency. After some years in business, he gets bogged down in the details and struggles to grow his bottom line. Over time, he’s able to turn things around by creating a system to streamline his deliverables and his lead generation. As I read this book, I saw a struggle I’d faced for years when I took my first steps into entrepreneurship. Read more>>

Jordan Plotner | Composer & Writer

Sometimes, a book enters your life at just the right time. It’s comfortable, and it knows you— like a couch indentation knows and welcomes its sitter in warm embrace. “Stealing Fire” was first recommended to me by a stranger seated next to me on the airplane (I fear that I, too, like my father, have become that person who talks to strangers on airplanes…). I made a note of the title, and then simply forgot. However! This Delta-assigned stranger has since become a close friend, and towards the beginning of Lockdown, re-recommended the book. This time I ordered it right away. Read more>>

Nathalie Gordon | Photographer

The one book I seem o read over and over again is The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. I’m drawn to this book largely on the story but also the journey of the characters. The key character of the book travel through Peru looking for a set of insights. the people he meets along the way and the situations he are faced with are gripping and entertaining. It’s a great eye opener to a world of insight, inspiration, synchronicity and adventure. Each insight proves reflection and discussion on real life situations. In a fictional setting it is definitely the most entertaining map to spiritual growth I’ve read in a long time, and keep rating again and again. Read more>>