Book recommendations for business leaders: 10/4/18

Oct 4, 2018 | Reading Lists

Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business.

In this post, I point you to reviews of Leading Clarity: The Breakthrough Strategy to Unleash People, Profit, and Performance, Conscious: The Power of Awareness in Business and Life, Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior, and AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order. There’s also a pointer to Michael McKinney’s peek at leadership books for October 2018.

From Skip Prichard: How to Lead With Clarity

“Brad Deutser argues that clarity can be created and help drive people, profit, and performance when it’s found. Brad is founder and CEO of management consulting firm Deutser, and he has worked with a variety of businesses from numerous industries. I found his new book, Leading Clarity: The Breakthrough Strategy to Unleash People, Profit, and Performance, an exceptional read.”

From Michael McKinney: Is a Lack of Awareness Holding You Back?

“Bob Rosen and Emma-Kate Swann wrote Conscious: The Power of Awareness in Business and Life, because they believe that becoming more conscious is critical in our increasingly disruptive and accelerating world. ‘Most of us believe they are self-aware, but research shows that only 10 to 15% of us truly have this capability.'”

From Kevin Eikenberry: Invisible Influence by Jonah Berger

“Influence is a topic I have long been interested in for both personal and professional reasons. And since everyone is influencing and being influenced every day, I wonder why more people don’t share my keen interest. If you are (or would like to be) a student of influence, make Invisible Influence by Jonah Berger part of your curriculum.”

From the Economist: In the struggle for AI supremacy, China will prevail

“CHINA’S ‘Sputnik moment’ came on May 27th 2017. On that day an algorithm thrashed Ke Jie, the world’s best player of Go, an ancient and demanding Chinese board game. Mr Ke’s defeat by AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by DeepMind, a British firm that had been bought by Google, was as much a blow to China’s psyche as the Soviet satellite was to America’s self-esteem in 1957. Within months, China announced ambitious plans to dominate AI by 2030.”

And, just like every month, here’s Michael McKinney’s First Look: Leadership Books for October 2018.

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 Skip Prichard’s Leadership Insights.

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