Book recommendations for business leaders: 12/14/17

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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 this post, I point you to lists from Bill Gates, the Stanford GSB, the Economist, Harvey Schachter, and Ryan Holiday.

From Bill Gates: 5 amazing books I read this year

“Reading is my favorite way to indulge my curiosity. Although I’m lucky that I get to meet with a lot of interesting people and visit fascinating places through my work, I still think books are the best way to explore new topics that interest you.”

From Stanford GSB: What to Read over the Holidays

“15 Stanford business professors recommend books for those long winter nights.”

From the Economist: Books of the Year 2017

“The best books of 2017 are about music, nicotine and the tsunami in Japan.”

From Harvey Schachter: Boost your career with 2017’s best business books

“Business books can help you boost your career. They’re a cheap, easy route to professional growth. Ignore the skeptics who tell you there is nothing in them. Most have value, and the following – my annual list of top business books – have many insights, packaged in easy (or relatively easy) writing styles. Read them carefully, take notes, and put the ideas into practise.”

From Ryan Holiday: The (Very) Best Books I Read In 2017

“Every year, I try to narrow down the hundred plus books I have recommended and read down to just a handful of the best. The kind of books where if they were the only books I’d read that year, I’d have still have felt like I made a big leap in my education.”

Reading recommendations are a regular feature of this blog. Want more recommendations about what to read? Check out my Three Star Leadership blog and Michael McKinney’s LeadingBlog.

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