Book recommendations for business leaders: 1/7/16

Jan 7, 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.

This week I’m pointing you to Michael McKinney’s preview of January 2016 leadership books and reading lists from Bill Gates and Wise Ink Publishing.

From Michael McKinney: First Look: Leadership Books for January 2016

“Here’s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January.”

From Bill Gates: The Best Books I Read in 2015

“I just looked over the list of books I read this year, and I noticed a pattern. A lot of them touch on a theme that I would call ‘how things work.’ Some explain something about the physical world, like how steel and glass are used, or what it takes to get rid of deadly diseases. Others offer deep insights into human beings: our strengths and flaws, our capacity for lifelong growth, or the things we value. I didn’t set out to explore these themes intentionally, though in retrospect it make a lot of sense since the main reason I read is to learn.”

From Wise Ink Publishing: Six Books Every Author Should Read

“Don’t worry; we’re not trying to bore you here. Mixed into these essential books on writing are hilarious stories, heartfelt moments, and successes that might even make you cheer out loud. These books will help you become a better writer, and they’ll entertain you along the way.”