Book recommendations for business leaders: 8/25/16

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

In this post I point you to Tim Cook’s reading recommendations, Michael Bungay Stanier on books to build resilience, and forty books on design.

From Jena McGregor: Apple CEO Tim Cook’s five books for your summer reading

“And so it should come as little surprise that, when asked in an interview with The Washington Post what he’s reading, Cook mentions a newly released biography of Kennedy, written by Boston journalist Larry Tye. ‘Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon’ has been described as ‘a complete portrait of a complex man’ and ‘the definitive biography’ of Kennedy; its author makes use of interviews with his widow, sister and aides, as well as previously undisclosed documents.”

From Michael Bungay Stanier: My Four Favourite Books to Build Resilience

“I have four books to share with you. In each one I think there are some really useful ways of actually tackling and thinking about resilience. I hope there may be something useful there for you as well.”

From Anne Quito: Design 101: The 40-title reading list compiled by the world’s best designers

“Design is a buzz word. It’s a catchy, quixotic and powerful strategy tangled with technology, marketing, branding and innovation jargon that few grasp. But now you can: More than 100 world-famous design experts have put together the essential Design 101 reading list, useful for anyone who want to school themselves about design.”

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.