Top books from the Diary of a CEO podcast: your personal success library

Been inspired by one of Steven Bartlett's guests? Learn more from the likes of Mo Gawdat, Morgan Housel and Shahroo Izadi in their bestselling books.

Steven Bartlett's world-dominating podcast has featured a huge range of experts, thinkers and influential figures, offering insights and ideas on all sorts of topics. Find more inspiration from some of his most popular guests in our suggested further reading.

Mo Gawdat

The entrepreneur, former chief business officer of Google [X] and author is a firm favourite with both Steven Bartlett and his listeners. He's appeared on the podcast more than once, talking about how to create and maintain happiness, the dangers of artificial intelligence and most recently, how to achieve stress-free living – and he's written books on all three.

Morgan Housel

Morgan Housel is the author of one of the best-selling finance books of all time, which is how he came to feature on Diary of a CEO discussing how to master the world of money.

The best book about money ever written.
Steven Bartlett

The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness

by Morgan Housel

Book cover for The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness

In The Psychology of Money award-winning author Morgan Housel reveals that our success with money isn’t necessarily about what we know, but how we behave. Through nineteen short stories, Housel explores the way we think about our finances in the real world, helping us understand more about our strange relationship with money and teaching readers how to make better sense of one of life’s most important topics. This is a vital read for anyone looking to redefine their relationship with their finances, and if you’re already a fan, Morgan Housel’s new book, Same as Ever: Timeless Lessons on Risk, Opportunity and Living a Good Life, is also out now.

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Dr Alok Kanojia

Dr Alok Kanojia is an Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the world’s foremost expert on video game psychology and related mental health. He talked to Steven about addiction, toxic masculinity and how to transform your life.

How to Raise a Healthy Gamer

by Dr Alok Kanojia

How much should I let them play? How do I get them to be interested in anything else?! Video games and managing screen time are a modern parenting problem with no blueprint and a rapidly changing landscape. Here, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former gaming addict Dr Alok Kanojia offers a proven and tested eight-week, step-by-step program to help parents define, set and reinforce healthy boundaries around screens and video games.

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Shahroo Izadi

Shahroo Izadi is a Behavioural Change Specialist whose therapeutic approach is influenced by her frontline addiction treatment work in clinical, community and prison settings. She told Steven how she used her Kindness Method to lose weight, why diets don't work, and how to successfully make changes in your life. 

A powerful way to break even the most stubborn bad habit so you can live the life you deserve.
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The Kindness Method

by Shahroo Izadi

If you're looking to make a change in your life, Behavioural Change Specialist Shahroo Izadi believes there’s only one way to make change last, and that’s to be kind to yourself. The Kindness Method was developed through a combination of professional training and personal experience and will leave you feeling empowered, positive and ready to make a change, whether it’s weight loss, cutting down on alcohol or improving your relationships. 

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Edward Enninful 

The former editor of British Vogue discussed racism, homophobia and making it to the top of your industry against the odds.

A Visible Man

by Edward Enninful

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Edward Enninful shares his story, from childhood bedroom in Ghana to the first Black editor-in-chief of British Vogue, via living as an asylum seeker in 90s London, Soho nightclubs and sofa surfing.

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The Diary of a CEO: The 33 Laws of Business and Life

by Steven Bartlett

Book cover for The Diary of a CEO: The 33 Laws of Business and Life

Steven Bartlett lays out thirty-three fundamental principles that can stand the test of time, apply to any industry, and be used by anyone who is search of building something great or becoming someone great.