Business Book Reading Recommendaitons: 11/12/15

Nov 12, 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 and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business.

From Jenna Goudreau: The CEO of Red Hat shares the 4 books that most influenced his career

“To find out what most influenced his career and leadership style, we asked him to share the business books that have been his biggest sources of inspiration. Read on to see his top recommendations.”

From Susan Cramm: Bridging the Disconnect between Leadership Theory and Practice

“If you haven’t read the book Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time, by Stanford business school professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, you are missing out. Pfeffer lambasts the leadership development industry — including business schools, human resource departments, authors, and leadership programs and coaches — for being clueless about the harsh political realities of the workplace, and for promoting behaviors that are aspirational rather than practical.”

From Geoffrey Smith: Legendary Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson has some business advice for you

“Sir Alex Ferguson is the most successful soccer coach in British history. He has won 49 trophies at national and European levels over a 40-year career in one of the most intensely competitive areas of human activity. So when he holds forth on the subject of leader-ship, it pays to listen.”