Book recommendations for business leaders: 9/15/16

Sep 15, 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.

Check out Michael McKinney’s monthly look at upcoming business books. I’m also pointing you to lists compiled by Sam Adams founder Jim Koch and Goldman Sachs.

From Richard Feloni: Sam Adams founder says these 10 books helped him build a billion-dollar company

“In his new book ‘Quench Your Own Thirst,’ Koch shares 10 books he finds have had the most impact on his success. He previously explained the value of the first two selections in an interview with Business Insider last year, saying they helped him develop a philosophy of prioritizing customers over shareholders and using constant innovation as an advantage.”

From Jena McGregor: The books Goldman Sachs bankers think you should read this fall

“This year’s books, the second annual list from the firm that’s now jumping into consumer banking, includes 14 titles that were recommended by a handful of the firm’s executives. The eclectic list — some recently published, others not — is mostly void of self-help leadership guides or complex financial tomes, instead including everything from a history of soccer coaching styles (‘Inverting the Pyramid,’ by Jonathan Wilson) to a 1992 biography of Winston Churchill and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ exploration of race in America, ‘Between the World and Me.’”

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.