Books Connectors Read and Loved in 2021
January 6, 2022
“Read non-fiction to raise your floor. Read fiction to raise your ceiling.” – Eric Stromberg
Here’s a list of books that some of our Connectors enjoyed reading in 2021 to inspire your reading list in 2022 and beyond.
- Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
- Inclusify by Stefanie K. Johnson
- Inspired by Marty Cagan
- The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
- Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
- Less by Andrew Sean Greer
- Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
- Move by Patty Azzarello
- No Rules Rules by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer
- Range by David Epstein
- Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
- The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
- Think Again by Adam Grant
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