Book recommendations for business leaders: 12/15/16

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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 Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole by Anthony Scaramucci, and Messy by Tim Harford.

From Bill Gates: An Honest Tale of What It Takes to Succeed in Business

“Shoe Dog, Phil Knight’s memoir about creating Nike, is a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. In fact, the only thing that seems inevitable in page after page of Knight’s story is that his company will end in failure.”

I loved Shoe Dog, too. Click here for my review.

From Michael McKinney: Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole

“It’s not surprising then that Anthony Scaramucci’s book, Hopping Over The Rabbit Hole: How Entrepreneurs Turn Failure Into Success is not just an important read for would-be entrepreneurs but anyone who looking move through life in a forward direction.”

From Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh: Why you should embrace the power of messiness

“Untidiness is often frowned on in business, but this book proves it can spark creativity and innovation.”

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.

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