Catalyst Book Club

The more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss
catalyst book club

Knowledge has the potential to unlock the doors to many opportunities, but it is not enough.

Unlocking the door happens when the knowledge is applied through doing.

Our systematic, community approach to reading will help you learn more and apply your knowledge faster.

Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. – Jim Rohn

October Reading Selections

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare – poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world’s top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him The Fittest (Real) Man in America.

David shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.

How sharing your personal passions improves work performance, builds culture, and strengthens relationships with colleagues and clients (and bosses, too).

  • Do you have expertise that’s not being utilized at work?
  • Do you want to stand out from the competition?
  • Do you want to attract and retain top talent?

What’s Your “And”? is a compelling wake-up call that rejects the conventional wisdom that professionals have to conform to a specific stereotype to be successful at work. In fact, defying the norm by sharing your outside-of-work passions makes you a better professional while also making your organization more equipped to attract and retain talent and clients. After years of research based on his own professional path—a successful CPA and stand-up comedian—and his podcast interviews with hundreds of top professionals, John Garrett lays out the future of professionalism—a future where each of us brings our whole self to work.

Russ Broomell

Excellent business books and discussions that make me think. The Catalyst Book Club exposes me to points of view I would not get otherwise.Talking through the shared experience of reading with business leaders has been truly eye opening and made me and my business better. Can’t recommend the CBC highly enough.

How Does It Work?

The community selects a book to read each month. Each week, community members share their thoughts, highlights, and observations via group discussions and our digital community.