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Below are links to books and DVD's that have had a significant impact on Derrick's philosophy on business and life. Thanks to our partnership with, we are able to bring you direct links to all of this great knowledge.  Enjoy!!


1. TRIGGER: Better Answers to Better Questions Lead to Intentional Results
Derrick Strand (Paperback – March 15, 2014)


2. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
Jim Collins (Hardcover - Oct 16, 2001)


3. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Chip Heath, Dan Heath (Hardcover - Feb 16, 2010)


4. The Zappos Experience: 5 Principles to Inspire, Engage, and WOW
Joseph Michelli (Hardcover - Sep 29, 2011)


5. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
Jim Collins, Jerry I. Porras (Hardcover - Nov 2004)


6. Nuts!
Kevin Freiberg, Jackie Freiberg (Paperback - Feb 17, 1998)


7. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
Tony Hsieh (Hardcover - Jun 7, 2010)


8. The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything
Stephen M.R. Covey (Paperback - Feb 5, 2008)


9. Six Thinking Hats
Edward de Bono (Paperback - Aug 18, 1999)


10. The Discipline of Market Leaders: Choose Your Customers, Narrow Your Focus, Dominate Your Market
Michael Treacy, Fred Wiersema (Paperback - Jan 10, 1997)


11. A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
Daniel H. Pink (Paperback - Mar 7, 2006)


12. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Chip Heath, Dan Heath (Hardcover - Jan 2, 2007)


13. The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment
Robert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton (Hardcover - Sep 2000)


14. Customers for Life: How to Turn That One-Time Buyer Into a Lifetime Customer
Carl Sewell, Paul B. Brown (Paperback - Nov 19, 2002)


15. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, Charles Burck (Hardcover - Jun 15, 2002)


16. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
Patrick Lencioni (Hardcover - Apr 11, 2002)


17. The Customer Comes Second: Put Your People First and Watch 'em Kick Butt
Hal Rosenbluth, Diane McFerrin Peters (Hardcover - Aug 2002)


18. Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big
Bo Burlingham (Paperback - Mar 27, 2007)


19. Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization
Dave Logan, John King, Halee Fischer-Wright (Paperback - Jun 7, 2011)


20. Leadership Is an Art
Max Depree (Paperback - May 18, 2004)


21. At Work With Thomas Edison
Blaine McCormick (Paperback - Dec 1, 2001)


22. The Nordstrom Way to Customer Service Excellence: A Handbook For Implementing Great Service in Your Organization
Robert Spector (Paperback - Mar 8, 2005)


23. The Spirit to Serve Marriott's Way
J. W. Marriott, Kathi Ann Brown (Paperback)


24. Serious Creativity: Using the Power of Lateral Thinking to Create New Ideas
Edward De Bono (Paperback - May 1993)


25. The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action
Robert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton (Hardcover - Sep 1, 1996)


26. Keeping Score: Using the Right Metrics to Drive World Class Performance
Mark Graham Brown (Paperback - Oct 30, 2006)


27. Finding the Soul of Big Business
Paula Marshall (Hardcover - Sep 9, 2009)


28. What Customers Value Most: How to Achieve Business Transformation by Focusing on Processes That Touch Your Customers: Satisfied Customers, Increased Revenue, Improved Profitability
Stanley A. Brown (Hardcover - Mar 1996)


29. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Daniel H. Pink (Hardcover - Dec 29, 2009)


30. Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters
Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery, Mark Thompson (Paperback - Aug 28, 2007)


31. Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else
Geoff Colvin (Hardcover - Oct 16, 2008)


32. Champions of Change: How CEOs and Their Companies are Mastering the Skills of Radical Change (The Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series)
David A. Nadler, Mark B. Nadler (Hardcover - Nov 28, 1997)


33. Jim Rohn Live - Living an Exceptional Life
Jim Rohn (DVD)


34. Leadership Jazz: The Essential Elements of a Great Leader
Max Depree (Paperback - Sep 5, 1993)


35. Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step (Perennial Library)
Edward De Bono (Paperback - Feb 24, 2015)


36. Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed
Brian Tracy (Paperback - May 19, 1995)


37. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition)
John C. Maxwell (Hardcover - Sep 16, 2007)


38. Customer Intimacy: Pick Your Partners, Shape Your Culture, Win Together
Wiersema (Hardcover - Jan 25, 1998)


39. Leadership 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know
John C. Maxwell (Hardcover - Sep 10, 2002)


40. The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers
Bill Conaty, Ram Charan (Hardcover - Nov 9, 2010)