Audio Books I listened to in 2019

It's the time of year where everyone has a "look back" or a "here's my list" I figured I would join in on the fun and do both in just one post. So without further ado, here is my list of the audio books I've listened too (or am about to listen to) through all of 2019.

I'll leave it to you to pick out the trends and form your own opinions on the type of content I am consuming throughout my commuting.

In my queue (and probably finished by end of year)

Unscripted: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship by MJ DeMarco

The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg: Innovation, Money, and Politics by Eleanor Randolph

Audio Books I listened to in 2019 (reverse chronological, listening, order)

Stories That Stick: How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences, and Transform Your Business by Kindra Hall

Trailblazer: The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change by Marc Benioff, Monica Langley

The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture by Ben Horowitz

Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime by Sean Carroll

That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea by Marc Randolph

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell

NFL Century: The OnebyHundredbyYear Rise of America's Greatest Sports League by Joe Horrigan

Overdeliver: Build a Business for a Lifetime Playing the Long Game in Direct Response Marketing by Brian Kurtz

Flip the Script: Getting People to Think Your Idea Is Their Idea by Oren Klaff

Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time by Ian O'Connor

Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models by Gabriel Weinberg, Lauren McCann

Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life by Rory Sutherland

Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It by Scott Kupor, Eric Ries

The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality by Don Lincoln, The Great Courses

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries by Safi Bahcall

Connecting the Dots by John Chambers, Diane Brady

Dear Founder: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business by Maynard Webb, Carlye Adler

The War on Normal People by Andrew Yang

The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership by Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison, Craig Walsh

Guts and Genius: The Story of Three Unlikely Coaches Who Came to Dominate the NFL in the '80s by Bob Glauber

The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality by Blake J. Harris

Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling by Matthew Dicks

Folsom Untold: The Strange True Story of Johnny Cash's Greatest Album: An Audible Original Drama by Danny Robins

Ca$hvertising: How to Use More Than 100 Secrets of AdbyAgency Psychology to Make Big Money Selling Anything to Anyone by Drew Eric Whitman

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

And there you have it...about 2 audio books a month (on average). I also read a few print books and a lot of online things (like newsletters, blogs, and articles). And of course I listen to a decent amount of radio (and talk radio) these aren't the only things bouncing around in my head throughout the year, but they are definitely a big part of the direction much of my thinking takes throughout the year.

So - what was in your list? What should I make sure to get through next year?

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