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  • Small Business for Dummies by Eric Tyson and Jim Schell
  • The E Myth: Why Most Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
  • The Most Important Word Ever by Gary Vaynerchuk (4:51)  *Warning: contains profanity*


  • * The New One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
  • * Leadership and the One Minute Manager Updated Ed: Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Leadership II by Ken Blanchard and Patricia Zigarmi
  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  • * The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
  • Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
  • Principle Centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey

* Required Reading for all World Class TKD full time staff

  • TED Talk:  Everyday Leadership by Drew Dudley (6:10)
  • TED Talk:  Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink (13:49)
  • TED Talk:  Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni (6:46)
  • What Are You Feeding Your Mind by Michael Mertens (4:33)
  • TED Talk:  Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe by Simon Sinek (11:55)

Martial Arts

  • Zen in the Martial Arts by Joe Hyams
  • Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
  • The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
  • The Art Of War by Sun Tzu and Lionel Giles


  • Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • How is your Balance of Vision and Contentment by Michael Mertens (2:23)
  • My Secret to Staying Positive by Michael Mertens (3:46)
  • This is Why Will Smith Wants You to Fail Before You Succeed by Will Smith (1:47)


  • * What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things That Matter Most by Todd Whitaker
  • Teaching Your Children Values by Richard Eyre and Linda Eyre
  • Teaching Your Children Responsibility by Richard Eyre and Linda Eyre

* Required Reading for all World Class TKD full time staff

  • Are you Reacting or Responding? (4:25)
  • TED Talk:  Every Kid Needs a Champion by Rita Pierson (7:44)
  • TED Talk:  The Skill of Self Confidence by Dr. Ivan Joseph (13:20)

Time Management

  • Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
  • First Things First by Stephen R. Covey and A. Roger Merrill
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen and James Fallows
  • Zen To Done: The Ultimate Simple Productivity System by Leo Babauta
  • What Time Managment Really Is (3:44)
  • TED Talk:  Why the Human Brain Can’t Multitask by Nicholas Carr (2:39)