Book recommendations for business leaders: 2/25/16

Feb 25, 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’m pointing you to reading recommendations from Nancy Duarte and Tony Hsieh.

From Michael Bungay Stanier: Nancy Duarte’s Five Essential Books for Growing Your Business

“Nancy Duarte is the CEO of Duarte, Inc., author of the new book released today, Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols, and also Resonate, and Slide:ology. She and her firm have been upping the ante on presentation design in Silicon Valley and beyond for over 20 years. The largest design agency in the Silicon Valley, and 5th largest woman-owned employer, Duarte, Inc. is estimated to have created more than a quarter of a million presentations. If you work in an organization, if you want to do more Great Work, you need to be able to engage people with your ideas, not smother them with bad PowerPoint. That’s what Nancy stands for. Here are her five essential books for growing your business.”

From Richard Feloni: Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

“Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That’s why there’s a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos’ Las Vegas headquarters.”