Book recommendations for business leaders: 8/4/16

Aug 4, 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.

Start by checking out Michael McKinney’s “First Look: Leadership Books for August 2016.” Then check out a reading list on psychology for business people and two lists aimed at entrepreneurs and those who think they might want to become one.

From Jessica Stillman: 9 Psychology Books Every Businessperson Should Read

“How do you learn what you need to know about the vast and fascinating body of science that studies what goes on inside people’s heads? You read, of course. One place to start is the fascinating blog of psychologist and author Susan Weinschenk, but recently she did those hoping to increase their psychological understanding one better, offering a list of her favorite psychology titles for the general reader. Here are a few to get you started.”

From Biplab Ghosh: 12 books Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and other top CEO’s want you to read

“You are what you read. For that reason, it’s likely no surprise some of the top CEOs choose to boost their personal growth through reading a good book. Not only is it a great way to learn and grow, but it provides a way to relax after a long day. The list below of books for young entrepreneurs is designed to help you grow both in life and in business in order to become a successful entrepreneur.”

From Rachel Bailey: 33 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs on Their Reading List Right Now

“The following is a list of books that real entrepreneurs say shaped the way they do business, introduced new perspectives and essentially, changed their life.”

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.