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12 books (and one film) local leaders recommend you check out

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The Charleston Regional Business Journal’s Power Breakfast was hugely popular on Wednesday. Nine individuals from a mosaic of sectors in business, industry, national defense, finance, marking and community outreach told us what they know in a session of three, rapid-fire panels.

We’ve captured a selection of quotes from the group, and we asked them to tell us what books they would suggest reading that helped them and gave them insight into being successful.

Here’s what they told us:

Marc Murphy
Atlatl Software CEO

Radical Candor by Kim Scott


Amy Barch
Founder and director of Turning Leaf Project

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle


Colleen Troy
Founder of Touchpoint Communications and Sponsor Smarter LLC

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz


Steve Parker Jr.
CEO and co-founder of Levelwing

Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield


Steve Swanson
Co-founder of Automated Trading Desk, advisor for SnapCap LLC

One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch
The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni
Winning by Jack Welch


Christine Osborne
Owner of Wonder Works Toys

A Journey with Mac by Al Katz


John Osborne
Founder and executive director of The Harbor Entrepreneurship Center and executive director of Charleston Angel Partners

SuperMensch by Mike Myers


Capt. Mark J. Fedor
Commander of the Coast Guard Cutter James for the U.S. Coast Guard

My American Journey by Colin Powell
Duty by Robert M. Gates
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance


Giff Daughtridge
Nucor Steel Berkeley, general manager

Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment by William Byham


Reach Andy Owens at 843-849-3142.

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