Delegate’s Holiday Reading List

Dec 17, 2019 | Uncategorized

Here at Delegate, we strive to discover interesting and relevant content, and we believe there is no one better to share these findings with than our clients, colleagues and friends. As a result, we have compiled a list of our favorite books and podcasts below for you to enjoy during your holiday downtime. We hope you have the chance to sit, read and enjoy.




Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

A beautiful first novel by the wildlife scientist Delia Owens that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature.


Becoming by Michele Obama

An intimate, powerful and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.


Wolfpack by Abby Wambach

In this book, the retired soccer superstar Abby Wambach applies lessons of failure and triumph learned on the field to empower women.


The 15 Commitments to Conscious Leadership by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, Kaley Klemp

A book about fifteen commitments that are a distillation of the authors’ decades of work with CEOs and other leaders.


Saudi America: The Truth about Fracking and How It’s Changing the World by Bethany McLean

A remarkable story that will persuade you to think about the power of oil in a new way.


 Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio

One of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined and used over the past forty years.


Transcription by Kate Atkinson

An exhilarating and ingenious story of World War II espionage, betrayal and loyalty.


Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace

This book is both a travelogue of the near future and a meditation on how that future will look to those living through it.


The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

A best-selling and award-winning book about an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place – he’s the only resident of a graveyard.


The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William Thorndike

This book brings to bear the analytical wisdom of successful investing, closely evaluating the performance of companies and their leaders.


Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman

A globe-trotting thriller centered on the inside story of a ruthless ecstasy-smuggling ring.


Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, this is the story of how upward mobility really feels.




99% Invisible with Roman Mars

A weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture.


Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

A Yale professor takes you through the latest scientific research and shares some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness.


Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell

Each episode re-examines something from the past (an event, a person, an idea, even a song) and asks whether we got it right the first time.


Oprah’s Master Class

An unprecedented look into the minds of modern masters making a unique impact on the world and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.


Money for the Rest of Us with J. David Stein

A personal finance and investing podcast on money, how it works, how to invest it and how to live without worrying about it.


This American Life

This podcast gives listeners touching, humorous and often unexpected vignettes of life in America.


Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations

Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, authors and health and wellness experts.


Song Exploder with Hrishikesh Hirway and Thao Nguyen 

A podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.