Book recommendations for business leaders: 3/3/316

Mar 3, 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 lists by Ben Parr, Aaron Ross, and Jeffrey Pfeffer.

From Ben Parr: 15 Books Tech Leaders Are Reading Right Now

“I asked the top investors, founders, journalists, and executives in the tech industry for their book recommendations. Here’s their list of required reading.”

From Aaron Ross: 5 Essential Books for Sparking A Growth Spurt

“Are you running a business? At the helm of an organization? What’s your plan for growing it – doubling it, tripling it, or even growing it by 10 times. My guest blogger today is Aaron Ross. His recently released book, From Impossible To Inevitable: How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue, is based on 7 concrete lessons learned on why the fastest-growing companies in the world in Silicon Valley are different. It answers three questions about growing revenue/sales 10 times: 1) Why aren’t you growing faster? 2) What does it take to do it? 3) Why does it seem so easy for others, but so hard for you?”

From Jeffrey Pfeffer: Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature

“Management books and commentaries often oversimplify, seldom providing useful guidance about the skills and behavior needed to get things done. Here’s a better reading list for leaders.”

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.