What’s on TeamGantt’s Reading List?

We had one of the most interesting conversations on the #readingroom Slack channel. It was about our reading lists. These could be books we’re currently reading, or books we’re reading. There were many options, from fiction to non-fiction and spiritual literature. This allowed us to discuss books we were interested in and to recommend each other.
We would share any other articles that are related to the work we did (e.g. design, branding, marketing).
Despite our hectic schedules, reading is an important part of our daily lives.
Reading has many other benefits than the joy of discovery, imagination, physical health, and mental well-being. It helps us do the work we need. Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey all owe their success to their insatiable appetite for reading every day.
You can check out our current list to see the best books, no matter if you are looking to add one to your library or simply want to know what we like.
1. John, cofounder and CEO of TeamGantt, reads most of his reading via the YouVersion app. This simple, ad-free Bible allows John to take God’s word wherever he goes.
2. Brandon, the creative director, is a big fan of Dan Millman’sWay To Peaceful Warriors. It tells Millman’s story of learning from his unexpected mentor, “Socrates,” who he met at an all night gasoline station. He also includes The Tender Barby J. R. Moehringer andMoneyball. Michael Lewis, The Art of Winning an Injust Game.

Nathan’s current reading stack.
3. Nathan’s reading list clearly demonstrates his desire to improve as a designer and cofounder at TeamGantt. He is currently reading Work Rules!by Laszlo Borock, who is the head for People Operations at Google. This book gives an insider’s perspective on Google’s operations, and the factors that make them one of the most desirable places for work.
4. Meredith, a Director in Administration, is a mother to two. She has a few classics on her bookshelf. Meredith is currently reading Healing the New Childhood Epidemics – Autism ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: An Innovative Program for the 4A Disorders.
5. Jason, who works in design and video at TeamGantt, loves The Martianby Andy Weir, as well as C. S. Lewis’ works Mere Christianity, The Problem of Painas he his favorite. Adolfo Kaminisky’s Story by Sarah Kaminisky, and Between Heaven and Hell: A interrogation somewhere beyond the death with John F. Kennedy are his top-reads. Lewis, Aldous Huxley, and Time Salvager by Wesley Chu as well as Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson.
6. Jake, one of our engineers, currently has Your Baby’s First Year, John Piper’s don’t waste your life, Illuminate, and Three Men In a Boat (Jerome K. Jerome).
7. Sunny Brown’s The Doodle Revolution, is my favorite book. It gives you the tools and concepts to express yourself, think clearly, and communicate better with others. Elle Luna’s book The Crossroads of Should and Must gives you the inspiration and practical support you need in order to follow your passion and do the work you love. Chris Guillebeau’s The $100 Startup is a collection of stories about ordinary people who use their creativity, skills, and purpose to make a living doing the things that are most important to them.
8. Ishmael, our newest member of the development team, is currently readingFamily Shepherds byVoddieBambam Jr. but also recommendsHis Majesty’s DragonbyNaomiNovik and Words of Radianceby Brandon Sanderson.
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