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Carse, J. P. (1986). Finite and infinite games. New York: Free Press.

Colvin, G. (2008). Talent is overrated: What really separates world-class performers from everybody else. New York: Portfolio.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience. New York: Harper & Row.

Deci, E. L., & Flaste, R. (1995). Why we do what we do: Understanding self-motivation. New York: Penguins Books.

Dweck, C. S. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York: Random House.

Ferris, J. (2007). Then we came to the end: A novel. New York: Little, Brown and Co.

Gardner, H., Csikszentmihalyi, M., & Damon, W. (2001). Good work: When excellence and ethics meet. New York: Basic Books.

Gladwell, M. (2008). Outliers: The story of success.

Goodwin, D. K. (2005). Team of rivals: The political genius of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Halberstam, D. (1985). The amateurs. New York: Morrow.

Kohn, A. (1993). Punished by rewards: The trouble with gold stars, incentive plans, A’s, praise, and other bribes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.

Parker, J. L. (2009). Once a runner: A novel. New York: Scribner.

Pressfield, S. (2012). The war of art: Break through the blocks and win your inner creative battles. New York: Black Irish Entertainment.

Semler, R. (1993). Maverick: The success story behind the world’s most unusual workplace. New York, NY: Warner Books.

Senge, P. M. (1990). The fifth discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization. New York: Doubleday/Currency.