About Dan Barnett

A recognized expert on business, Barnett has appeared regularly on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal to speak on CEO confidence and leadership. Named “U.S. Speaker of the Year” by TEC Canada, “Overseas Speaker of the Year” by TEC Australia, winner of Vistage International’s “Fast Track” award and recipient of the coveted “500 Club” award, Barnett is an internationally recognized consultant and speaker whose leadership concepts – “Make or Break Execution®: the core of success” and “Make or Break Culture: get extraordinary results from people” has helped thousands of companies throughout the world.

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Dan’s Reading List (60 books I love) 

  • Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis
  • Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel
  • Mornings on Horseback: Story of an Extraordinary Family, Vanished Way of Life & the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt by David G. McCullough
  • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder
  • Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen Ambrose
  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 by William Manchester
  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940 by William Manchester
  • A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (P.S.) by Simon Winchester John Adam
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
  • American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Cold Mountain: A Novel by Charles Frazier
  • Treasure Island (still a thrill to read even as an adult) by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
  • His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
  • The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France’s Greatest Treasure by Donald Kladstrup and Petie Kladstrup
    Everyman by Philip Rot
  • The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
  • Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by H.W. Brands
  • Vince: A Personal Biography of Vince Lombardi by Michael O’brien
  • The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future by Riane Eisler
  • American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
  • Life by Keith Richards and James Foxhy
  • The Soccer War by Ryszard Kapuscinski
  • Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed America by Mark Perry
  • Dave Barry’s Only Travel Guide You’ll Ever Need by Dave Barry
  • Naked by David Sedaris
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  • Swimming Across: A Memoir by Andrew S. Grove
  • Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson
  • The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Treasure Island (read it as an adult: it is still awesome).
  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  • Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Loving Frank: A Novel about Frank LLoyd Wright by Nancy Horan
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  • Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen Ambrose
  • Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel
  • The Great Gatsby
  • 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
  • 1421: The Year the Chinese Discovered America by Gavin Menzies
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley and Ron Powers
  • Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 by Stephen Ambrose
  • Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest by Stephen Ambrose
  • Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham
  • The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition by Jared Diamond
  • Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth by Richard Fortey
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
  • The Burning Land (an idea of what it was like to live in the 800’ds in England) by Bernard Cornwell
  • Earth: An Intimate History by Richard Fortey
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein – Lessons from the “old soul” of a dog
  • Empire of the Summer Moon: The Rise and Fall of the Comanches by SC Gwynne

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