Book recommendations for business leaders: 8/18/16

Aug 18, 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 that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business.

In this post I point you to a reading list for entrepreneurs, Steve Blank’s required reading, and ten must-read books to develop your leadership skills.

From Tanner Simkins: Late Summer Reading List for Entrepreneurs, Disruptors and Innovators

“Here is my go to list of must-reads. A few are sports business themed, a couple slated for the entrepreneur, some are on disruptive innovation, others on general leadership — regardless of focus, all are a valued addition to your bookshelf.”

From Theodore Kinni: Steve Blank’s Required Reading

“From black ops to lean startups, it seems there has never been a dull period in Steve Blank’s career — except, perhaps, the one semester Blank spent at the University of Michigan before dropping out and enlisting in the U.S. Air Force, where he did a stint repairing avionics in Thailand during the Vietnam War.”

From the Forbes Coaches Council: 10 Must-Read Books To Develop Your Leadership Skills

“You may think you don’t have enough time to invest in your own development, but honing your skills can be as easy as updating your reading list. To get started, here is a list of leadership books recommended by members of Forbes Coaches Council.”

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.