Book Wise

5 Books for Aspiring Entrepreneurs ft. Degreed CEO David Blake

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About the episode

On this episode, Britt Brewer sits down with the CEO of Degreed and Founder of BookClub, David Blake, to discuss the 5 books that defined his career, and helped to ignite his entrepreneurial spirit.

The two engage in a wide-ranging discussion covering everything from polarizing tech disrupters, to late 90s alt-rock, to the very essence of human development and learning. And, yup, you guessed it: they also trade questionable JFK impressions.

So if you’re curious to learn the essential reading list of a successful entrepreneur, disrupter, founder, and leader — this Book Wise ep is most definitely for you.

Books Mentioned

“Successful Intelligence: How Practical and Creative Intelligence Determine Success in Life” by Robert Sternberg

“The Hard Thing About Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz

“Profiles in Courage” by John F. Kennedy

“The Millionaire Next Door: The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy” by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

“Elon Musk” by Walter Isaacson

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