Book recommendations for business leaders: 11/3/16

Nov 3, 2016 | 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 The Wanda Way: The Managerial Philosophy and Values of One of China’s Largest Companies, Nilofer Merchant’s Required Reading, and The Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves.

From the London School of Economics: The Wanda Way: The Managerial Philosophy and Values of One of China’s Largest Companies

“Insights into the ethos and activities of Wang Jianlin, head of Wanda and Asia’s richest entrepreneur – book reviewed by Alexandre César Cunha Leite”

From Theodore Kinni: Nilofer Merchant’s Required Reading

“Nilofer Merchant knows something about value creation. By her reckoning, she has had a hand in launching more than 100 products that have netted a combined US$18 billion in sales — first in stints at Apple and Autodesk, and later as an advisor to technology companies such as Logitech, Symantec, and HP.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: The Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves

“Mindset. It is the factor too often overlooked, or given just a nod of agreement, when thinking about creating change for ourselves, others or organizations. This book highlights the importance of mindset in and of itself. If you read the opening chapters and don’t have a new or renewed understanding of that, then you weren’t really reading.”

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.