Best Books for Builders

Suggested reads from EEBA Builder Benchmark Group members:

  Name of Book Why we recommend it
The Great Game of Business, Expanded and Updated: The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company By Jack Stack & Bo Burlingham

The Great Game of Business started a business revolution by introducing the world to open-book management, a new way of running a business that created unprecedented profit and employee engagement.

From Bleeding Edge to Leading Edge: A Builders Guide to Net Zero Homes By Doug Tarry

The Persuasion Code: How Neuromarketing Can Help You Persuade Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime By Christophe Morin  
Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller  
Competing Against Time: How Time-Based Competition is Reshaping Global Markets by George Stalk Jr. and Thomas M. Hout "In this path-breaking book based upon ten years of research, the authors argue that the ways leading companies manage time--in production, in new product development, and in sales and distribution--represent the most powerful new sources of competitive advantage." -
Musings of an Energy Nerd by Martin Holladay "Aspirational and identifies many of the of the primary principles for efficient home building" - Jeff Wilkerson, Volta Homes
Browsers to Buyers by Mike Lyon "A good reminder of how important a strong online sales system is, and step-by-step instructions for making one" - Doug Selby, Volta Homes
Healthy Buildings - How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity by Joseph Allen and John Macomber "New release and great perspective on how buildings influence health" - Todd Usher, Addison Homes
Scrum by Jeff Sutherland "This was excellent and thought-provoking to think about how you act and react to other players in your team" - Fil Capuano, Chatsworth Fine Homes
Great Game of Business by Jack Stack "It formed our foundation for Open Book Management" - Gene Myers, Thrive Home Builders
Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? by George Casey "George shares his long experience in the homebuilding industry with many practical concepts" - Juan Hernandez, CVF Homes
Pocket Neighborhoods by Ross Chapin "This concept is broadly helpful for gaining acceptance for developments and greater density from city of township planners and many times for neighbors, who tend to believe the worst of developers." 
The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt "The Goal gave me great perspective of managing bottlenecks" - Bill Rectanus, Thrive Home Builders
Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building by Marian Keeler and Bill Burke

"Clearly describes principles that can be easily applied to residential building for what matters most in the hierarchy of sustainable design" - Jesse Younger, Younger Homes, LLC.