The Who’s Who bookshelf


When they need inspiration, motivation or stimulation, the Who’s Who winners turn to these pages.

Nika White

“‘Good To Great,’ by Jim Collins. Everybody really appreciates that book. And I find that I enjoy books rooted in spiritual philosophies. I tend to gravitate toward books that certainly have the learning and knowledge around business concepts but done within a spiritual context.”

Deb Richardson-Moore

“The only one I’ve read and loved was ‘Good to Great’ by Jim Collins. That whole piece about you’ve got to have the right people on the bus. I’m such a believer in that because the staff [at Triune Mercy Center] is everything. That’s who’s going to change people’s lives.”


Richard Hagins

“‘Good to Great’ by Jim Collins is my all-time favorite. Right now I’m reading ‘Traction’ by Gino Wickman, and I’m loving it.”

Hayne Hipp

“Classics for business – Aristotle, Plato. I just got through reading Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince.’ Also, ‘Letter From a Birmingham Jail’ by Martin Luther King Jr. It’s incredible.”


Craig Kinley

“‘The Art of the Start’ by Guy Kawasaki. I’ve read it several times. It covers the fundamentals of how to start a business from a really organic level.”

Maurie Lawrence

“The one I have read most recently and have given the most to other people, is ‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.’ I read it with the book group in the firm and I’ve given it to a number of clients when we talk about surviving in a world where we favor extroverts. It’s a very significant book.”

Dan Weidenbenner

“‘The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership’ by Steven Sample. Being able to ask critical questions and problem solve on the fly I think has helped push me further and reevaluate how a nonprofit is run.”




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