Business Book Reading Lists: 11/5/15

Nov 5, 2015 | 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.

We’ll start with a regular monthly list. Michael McKinney gives us a heads up on “Leadership Books for November 2015.”

This week’s other list is from Tom Peters. He calls his list “Six Sustaining—and Very Dangerous—Myths.” He describes it this way.

“A 65-slide PowerPoint is attached. It is derived from six fairly recent—and thoroughly researched—books on six key management/organization effectiveness areas where myth typically triumphs over reality.

The myths:

1. Star CEOs drive big enterprise performance differences.
2. CEOs must maximize shareholder value.
3. Stars are stars and maintain their stellar performance in new settings.
4. It’s 2015, dude; speed trumps patience.
5. Introverts are by and large not my cup of tea; hey, noisy times call for noisy people.
6. I’ve been around the block; I can figure most things out.”