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 lists by Shawn Callahan, Bill Gates, and Costas Markides.
“Shawn Callahan is a master at telling stories, and his new book Putting Stories to Work: Mastery Business Storytelling shows business leaders how to become better communicators using oral storytelling techniques. It provides a clear process for finding stories to tell, how to remember them, how to tell them and knowing when to refresh them.”
“Balmy beach days usually send readers in search of juicy, fast-paced dramas, but for Bill Gates, the summer heat is equally great for nerdy escapism. In a new blog post the philanthropist, Microsoft co-founder, and insatiable reader recommended five math and science books to enjoy in the coming months.”
“LBS’ Costas Markides, supplies his best 8 books on strategy and entrepreneurship.”
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.