Top 10 Thought Provoking Books

A Listmania! list by Brian McClellan "BAM" (Atlanta, GA)
The list author says: "Reading the right books can lend strength, provoke action, inspire, educate, and make you a stronger and better person. These ten books will challenge you to be your best self."
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
1.  Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins
The list author says:
  "Jim Collins offer of great analysis of the difference between organizations that achieve greatness and those that do not.  Great, readable book backed up by air-tight research."
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
2.  The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley by Alex Haley
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  "This should be required reading for all teenagers.  It is absolutely transformative and accessible by all regardless of race, gender, creed, or political affliation."
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Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
3.  Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt
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  "An "instant" classic.  Just read it and find out."
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Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization
4.  Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization by John Wooden
The list author says:
  "John Wooden knows a thing or two about leadership, as his 10 NCAAA titles will attest.  Excellent leadership tips are offered in this book.  You do not have to be a sports fan to see the value of this book."
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The Real Bling: How to Get the Only Thing You Need
5.  The Real Bling: How to Get the Only Thing You Need by Brian McClellan
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  "Straight forward motivation with hip-hop sensibility.  Freedom is The Real Bling and its currency is priceless."
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Race Matters
6.  Race Matters by Cornel West
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  "This educated brother will make you think from word one.  Even the title is a double-entendre.  This book is deep, deep, deep."
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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
7.  The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
The list author says:
  "Excellent book explores how and why ideas spread.  Gladwell is equally adept at providing interesting anecdotes and strong research to back his points."
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Jim Cramer's Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World
8.  Jim Cramer's Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World by Jim Cramer
The list author says:
  "Entertaining guide to successful investing.  Cramer walks the reader step-by-step through how to make money like, if not better than, the "big guys.""
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Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times
9.  Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times by Thomas Hauser
The list author says:
  "Ali is my favorite athlete of all-time, so I was compelled to read this book.  This book gives great insight into the life of The Greatest, revealing his greatness and his warts."
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The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell
10.  The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell by Oren Harari
The list author says:
  "This book is not written by General Powell, but about him.  Still, it provides excellent insight into what makes him such an excellent leader."
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