National Authors Day: Inspirational Authors To Follow On Twitter

As I complete the final draft of Be Fearless in advance of its early January launch, I am getting more and more excited about being able to share the book and its stories of fearless innovators and everyday people around the world. At the same time, I continue to be inspired by many authors who have come before me and have brought fearless inspiration in their own right.

This National Authors Day, I want to highlight some of the authors whose books have inspired, informed and entertained me. I encourage you to review this list of authors and consider their works. I hope they will inspire your own fearless journey. To preorder your copy of Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Purpose, check out

Author Name
Twitter Handle
José Andrés
We all are Citizens of the World. What’s good for you, must be good for all. If you are lost, share a plate of food with a stranger…you will find who you are.
Steve Case
Author of The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future. Chairman of Revolution. Chairman of Case Foundation. Co-founder of AOL.
Willa Cather
A non-profit organization that promotes the legacy of renowned author Willa Cather through education, historic preservation, and the arts.
Clay Christensen
Professor at HarvardHBS. Author of Competing vs Luck. Cofounder of Christensen Institute, Innosight & Rose Park Advisors. Member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Husband & father.
James Collins and Jerry Porras
Jim Collins is a student and teacher of what make great companies tick and author or co-author of six books, including Good to Great and Built to Last.
Beth Comstock
Changemaker & Author discovering what’s next. Love science, art & books. Former CMO & GE Vice Chair. My book, Imagine It Forward, comes out 9.18.18
John Doerr
Passionate about helping missionary entrepreneurs create the Next Big Thing. General partner at KPCB.
Tony Dungy
Husband to Lauren Dungy, father of ten, author, retired NFL coach, National Spokesman for All Pro Dad. Live by Mark 8:36
Brad Feld
I’m a VC at Foundry Group. I live in Boulder, Colorado, invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons, and love to read.
Derrick Feldmann
Researcher | Advisor | Author of Social Movements for Good | Founder @causeinfluence
Tim Ferriss
Author of 5 #1 NYT/WSJ bestsellers, investor (FB, Uber, Twitter, 50+ more: ), host of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast (300M+ downloads)
Tom Friedman
NY Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Lexus and the Olive Tree and From Beirut to Jerusalem.
Adam Grant
Organizational psychologist at Wharton. Books: GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, OPTION B. Podcast: WorkLife at TEDTalks. Diver. Success is helping others succeed.
Scott Harrison
Author of New York Times Bestsller, THIRST – A story of Redemption, Compasssion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World. Founder, CEO of Charity Water.
Alex Honnold
Miriam Horn
Author of RANCHER, FARMER, FISHERMAN: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland (Norton, 9/6/16)
Walter Isaacson
Professor at Tulane. Former CEO of Aspen Institute, editor of TIME, CEO of CNN. Author of The Innovators, Leonardo da Vinci, Franklin, Einstein, Steve Jobs
Daymond John
Order your copy of my new book Rise And Grind
Steven Johnson
Author. (Eleven books.) TV/podcast host. (How We Got To Now, American Innovations.) Dad. (Three boys.) Husband. (One wife.)
Max Lucado
Pastor and NYT bestselling author. New book, Unshakable Hope, available now wherever books are sold!
Ann Mei Chang
Author of Lean Impact, former USAID Chief Innovation Officer & Exec Director at the Global Development Lab. Innovation to accelerate impact & scale for socialgood and globalgoals.
Joyce Meyer
Sharing Christ – Loving People *All responses are moderated by Joyce Meyer Ministries. Tweets from Joyce will be signed accordingly.
Steven Pinker
Cognitive scientist at Harvard.
Eric Reis
Trying to change how startups are built.
JD Vance
Author of Hillbilly Elegy and investor at Rise of the Rest

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