Book recommendations for business leaders: 12/20/16

Dec 20, 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 reading recommendations from Tim Ferriss, Marina Gorbis, and John McClenahen.

From Richard Feloni: ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ author Tim Ferriss shares the 5 books that have influenced him

“Ferriss recently stopped by Business Insider’s New York office to talk about ‘Tools of Titans’ for a Facebook Live Q&A. Since he always asks his guests about their favorite books, we decided to do the same. He shared with us the five books he considers to have had the biggest influence on his life, saying that he keeps them face-out on the book shelf in his living room, ‘so that I see them regularly, to remind me of the lessons I took from them.’”

From Theodore Kinni: Marina Gorbis’s Required Reading

“Marina Gorbis has studied the future of just about everything. It’s her job. Since 2006, the Ukrainian-born social scientist has been the executive director of the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a Silicon Valley–based research and consulting nonprofit founded almost a half-century ago to explore the future and create organizational tools and programs for successfully navigating it.”

From John McClenahen: 5 Recent Books That Executives Should Read

“Executives should not live by spreadsheets alone. At this holiday season, I humbly suggest five recent books well worth executive and managerial reading time. Indeed, to provide more time for reading—and for reflection—the list and book descriptions are deliberately brief.”

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.