A bunch of business book reviews: 6/18/16

Jun 28, 2016 | Reading Lists

“Leaders are readers.”

Yep, if you want to do that leading thing well, you need to read. One challenge is sorting through all the “leadership” and other business books to find good ones. This post should help. Here are some pointers to reviews of and excepts from recent leadership (in the broadest sense) books.

In this post I point you to reviews of Deep Work, The Third Wave, and The Green and the Black.

From Wharton: Can ‘Deep Work’ Really Work for You?

“The lure of a place apart, if only a psychological one, is a recurring theme in Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, the popular new book that argues for the virtues of longer periods of time for uninterrupted thinking. Cal Newport, a Georgetown University professor of computer science specializing in the theory of distributed algorithms, has written a cri de cœur from the digital age. Newport argues — as have many before him — that the internet has had a corrosive effect on our ability to concentrate”

From Michael McKinney: Why the Rules of the Entrepreneurial Game Are Changing

“THERE WAS A TIME when AOL was how most Americans got online. Co-founded by Steve Case, American Online at its peak handled nearly half of U.S. Internet traffic and was the first Internet IPO. From his unique vantage point, Case shares his playbook for the future in The Third Wave.”

From the Star Tribune: The Green and the Black tackles big oil, fracking and alternative energy

“For the time being, we have a fossil fuel glut. So observes Gary Sernovitz in The Green and the Black: The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight over Fracking and the Future of Energy.”

Reading recommendations are a regular feature of this blog. Want more recommendations about what to read? Check out my Three Star Leadership blog, Michael McKinney’s LeadingBlog, and Bob Morris’ Blogging on Business.