Book recommendations for business leaders: 10/18/18

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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.In thi post, I point you to reviews of Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World, WE: Men, Women, and the Decisive Formula for Winning at Work, Entrepreneurial Leader: A Lifetime of Adventures in Business, Education, and Government, and Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies of a Silicon Valley Startup.

From Michael McKinney: John Chambers: Connecting the Dots

“SINCE STEPPING DOWN as CEO of Cisco in 2015, John Chambers founded the venture capital firm JC2 Ventures specializing in startups. That experience has led him to write Connecting the Dots as a way to help others to learn from the key events in his life and career as they navigate business and life.”

From Skip Prichard: How to Recruit, Retain, and Advance Remarkable Women

“Not too long ago, I read a new book on gender equality in the workplace. I’ve read many of these types of books but this one was from a different perspective. Rania Anderson’s company, The Way WoMen Work, is specifically geared toward helping male business leaders obtain the skills and perspectives needed to intentionally advance women.”

From Yale Insights: Think Like an Owner

“In an excerpt from a new book, William H. Donaldson, Yale SOM’s founding dean, writes about the importance of leaders creating a sense of shared responsibility, whether in the private sector, at a nonprofit, or in government.”

From Gabriel Perna: Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes And Cult Of Personality CEOs

“When the whole world was fawning over Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou was sitting on the subway in New York reading skeptically about the rocket ship taking off 3,000 miles across the country.”

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 Skip Prichard’s Leadership Insights.

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