Recommended reading

Recommended reading - list of interesting books to read. Image by Aaron Burden via Unsplash

Being an avid reader, there are numerous books that have inspired me one way or another and I have started creating a recommended reading list.

By no means is this list complete, a reflection of everything I have read or, what you should read. It’s just that the power of books is so wonderful that I wish to give you a few suggestions.

The list ranges from philosophy to fantasy, from leadership to meditation, from yoga to shamanism, from enlightenment to shadow work and more. In case you wish to get more recommended reading inspiration – go and visit Goodreads if you have not already.

As I am always interested in new titles, please mail me yours!


  • Alex Ostenwalder – the Business Model Canvas
  • Eliyahu Goldratt – The Goal
  • Fisher, Ury and Patton – Getting to Yes
  • Gary Keller – The one thing
  • Jim Collins – Good to Great
  • Jim Collins – Build to Last
  • Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles – Gung Ho
  • Patrick Lencioni – Getting Naked
  • Ricardo Semler – The Seven-Day Weekend
  • Richard Branson – Screw Business as Usual
  • Simon Sinek – Start with Why
  • Stephen Covey – 7 Habits of Highly Successful People
  • Tim Clark & Alex Ostenwalder – the Business Model You

Dialogue & Deep Democracy

  • Jitske Kramer – Deep Democracy
  • Marshal Rosenberg – Nonviolent Communication


  • Chris Martenson – The Crash Course

Personal Development

  • Anthony Robbins – Awaken the Giant within
  • Anthony Robbins – Unlimited Power
  • Arienne Klijn – Waarom het jongetje altijd wint
  • Brené Brown – Daring Greatly
  • Charles Duhigg – The power of Habit
  • Debbie Ford – Spiritual Divorce
  • Deepak Chopra – The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success
  • Ingeborg Bosch – Rediscovering the True Self
  • Jan Bommerez – Minder moeten, meer FLOW
  • John Maxwell – Failing Forward
  • Laurie Beth Jones – The Path
  • Marinus Knoope – The Creation Spiral
  • Paolo Coelho – The Alchemist and other titles

And some more recommended reading 😉


  • Joseph Jaworski – Synchronicity
  • Jinny Ditzler – Your Best Year Yet
  • Jonah Lehrer – The Decisive Moment
  • John Fitch & Max Frenzel – Time off
  • Kath Kelly – How I Lived a Year on Just a Pound a Day
  • Malcolm Gladwell – Blink
  • Malcolm Gladwell – Outliers
  • Malcolm Gladwell – The Tipping Point
  • Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich
  • Sun Tzu – The Art of War
  • Timothy Ferriss – The 4-Hour Workweek
  • Yehuda Berg – The Power of Kabbalah

Mind, body and soul

  • Barbara Ann Brennan – Hands of Light
  • Brandon Bays – The Journey
  • Caroline Myss – Molecules of Emotion
  • Dharma Singh Khalsa MD –  Mediation as Medicine
  • Louise Hay – You can heal your life
  • Miriam Greenspan – Healing through the Dark Emotions
  • Paramhansa Yogananda – Autobiography of a Yogi
  • Yogi Bhajan – The Mind

And then some!

Constellation work

  • Bert Hellinger – The Art of Helping (de kunst van het helpen)
  • Bert Hellinger – Praxis der Organisationsaufstellungen (in NL “Het succes van organisatie opstellingen”)
  • Bert Hellinger – Love’s hidden symmetry

Poetry & Philosophy

  • David Whyte – The House of Belonging
  • Emily Dickinson – Collected Poems
  • Henry Thoreau – Walden
  • Khalil Gibran – The Prophet
  • Klein & Cathcard –  Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson – Self-Reliance and other essays
  • Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass

My own ;-D

Of course I have say something about the fact that two books myself. Click here if you want to see which two. And this is the link for several of my past and present activities & interests.

And as I said above, I am always interested in new titles, please mail me yours!