24. Playing For Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World he Made by David Halberstam
[This] is by far the best book on Michael Jordan. As far as I'm concerned, anyone looking to be successful should read this book. It's not so much the descriptions of Jordan as a basketball player, it's the absolute, pathological obsession Jordan had to be great that fascinates me. Jordan was a freak, not because of his skills, but because of his desire, his energy, and his competitive spirit. Here's the takeaway: if you can work half as hard as Michael Jordan did you'll be successful. Immersing yourself in a story about someone with that kind of drive can't help but make you feel like you, too, can be like Mike."