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.
“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.”
“15 Stanford business professors recommend books for those long winter nights.”
“The best books of 2017 are about music, nicotine and the tsunami in Japan.”
“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.”
“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.”