Book Reviews for Business Leaders: 10/25/16

Oct 25, 2016 | Reading Lists

“Leaders are readers.”

Yep, if you want to do that leading thing well, you need to read. One challenge is sorting through all the “leadership” and other business books to find good ones. This post should help. Here are some pointers to reviews of and excepts from recent leadership (in the broadest sense) books.

In this post I point you to reviews of Competing Against Luck by Clayton Christensen, and Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil.

From Dina Gerdeman: Clayton Christensen: The Theory of Jobs To Be Done

“Clayton M. Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma was a classic text on how companies fail. In a new book, Competing Against Luck, Christensen tackles the opposite challenge: how companies succeed. First lesson, discover what job consumers are hiring your product to do.”

From Cathy O’Neil: When Not to Trust the Algorithm

“I’m Walter Frick and I’m here in the studio with Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and blogger at, co-host of the Slate Money podcast, and author of the new book Weapons of Math Destruction.”

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.