Book recommendations for business leaders: 12/6/16

Dec 6, 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 three excellent reading lists.

From Nina Zipkin: 12 Entrepreneurs Share the Books They Always Recommend

“Just in time for the holiday season, entrepreneurs tell us the books they always tell others to read.”

From Shana Lebowitz: 25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

“That’s why we’ve rounded up 25 books by self-made billionaires. From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons of Richard Branson, the wisdom collected in these pages extends far beyond the classroom.”

From Top Management Degrees: The Top 50 Best Selling Management Books of All Time

“There are thousands of books about management but what follows are those that have withstood the test of time. So, whether you are a manager or hope to be one, these books will help you move towards that goal.”

Wally’s Comment: I thought this list was fascinating. It includes books that I think are primarily of historical interest (Principles of Scientific Management and The Functions of an Executive) and at least a couple that represent two pages worth of value nestled inside two hundred pages of posturing. That said, I was glad to note how many I had read and dismayed to note how many I’ve missed. I have some catch-up reading to do.

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.