Book recommendations for business leaders: 11/19/15

Nov 19, 2015 | 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’m pointing you to reviews of books by Geoff Colvin and Anne-Marie Slaughter.

From Edward H. Baker: The Empathy Solution

“Ever-smarter computers may be poised to steal the jobs of a rising number of people. In a new book, Geoff Colvin argues that humans can deploy a secret weapon: their ability to care.”

Wally’s Comment: Geoff Colvin’s book, Humans are Underrated, is on my short list for best business books I’ve read in 2015.

From Wharton: Anne-Marie Slaughter: A New Vision for Work-Family Balance

“Now, in a new book, Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family, Slaughter expands on what individuals, organizations and companies, and the government can do to support greater equality for women and men with regard to work and family. Slaughter recently appeared on the Knowledge(at)Wharton show on SiriusXM channel 111 to talk about her book and how her views have changed since she published The Atlantic piece.”