Book recommendations for business leaders: 3/23/17

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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 reading lists from Elon Musk, Nir Eyal, and Amy Whitaker.

From Melanie Curtin: Want to Get Smarter? Elon Musk Recommends These 12 Books

“Elon Musk is arguably one of the most influential inventors of our modern age. Head of both Tesla and SpaceX, he is at once a pioneer, entrepreneur, environmentalist, and disruptor extraordinaire. Here are 12 books he recommends. They’re almost as fascinating as Elon himself:”

From Theodore Kinni: Nir Eyal’s Required Reading

“Nir Eyal teaches companies how to hook customers. When he says hook, he doesn’t mean entice or engage — he means designing products that are habit-forming.”

From Michael Bungay Stanier: Amy Whitaker’s Five Essential Books for Thinking Like an Artist at Work

“I had the pleasure of interviewing Amy Whitaker last year. Amy is the author of the book Art Thinking: How to Carve Out Creative Space in a World of Schedules, Budgets, and Bosses, and she’s on a mission to prove that business can be both a creative and a liberal art. (In our interview, we explored how to take a creative stand at work, even if you aren’t in a ‘creative’ job.)”

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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