Canon Shelf

These are books (and other media) we formally recommend to everyone within the Academy and to those interested in our vision. They are not simply books we like; they are a part of our identity.


The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin

Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career by Scott Young

The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by W. Timothy Gallwey

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor


The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle

An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization by Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey, Andy Fleming, Matthew L. Miller, & Deborah Helsing

Drive by Dan Pink


Dedication and Leadership by Douglas Hyde

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by Mickey Connolly & Richard Rianoshek

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell

The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

The Vitality Imperative by Conversant

The Captain Class by Sam Walker