Book recommendations for business leaders: 4/19/18

Apr 19, 2018 | 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.

In this post, I point you to reviews of Timeless, Designing Reality, How We Work, Leonardo da Vinci, and The Purpose Revolution.

From Michael McKinney: Timeless: 10 Enduring Practices of Apex Leaders

“Brian Dodd is the Director of New Ministry Relationships for Injoy Stewardship Solutions an organization founded by John Maxwell. While Timeless will resonate with Christian leaders, the principles apply across all organizations and contexts.”

From Wharton: Are You Ready for the Third Digital Revolution?

“The first two digital revolutions — computing and communications — transformed society. Now comes the third, which is fabrication, argues the new book, Designing Reality. The authors say that computerized fabrication such as 3-D printing is the beginning of a trend to change data into objects. But like any revolution, not all populations will benefit equally. The book, which is aimed at helping people prepare for the next tech wave, was written by three brothers: Alan Gershenfeld, president of E-Line Media and former chairman of Games for Change; Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, a professor at Brandeis University; and Neil Gershenfeld, who heads The Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT.”

From Theodore Kinni: Bringing Mindfulness to Your Career

“In her new book, ‘How We Work,’ Stanford GSB lecturer Leah Weiss explores how to transform your on-the-job experience.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: Leonardo da Vinci

“When I say Leonardo da Vinci, you have a thought. Perhaps it is Inventor, Artist, Painter, or Scientist, or perhaps all of those words and more tumble out of your brain. My first thought is genius – because all of those descriptors and more are accurate and fitting. While I have read some about this 15th century man, I didn’t know much about him until I read this book.”

From Skip Prichard: How Leaders Create Engagement and Competitive Advantage

“My friend and bestselling author John Izzo is out with a new book, co-authored by Jeff Vanderwielen: The Purpose Revolution: How Leaders Create Engagement and Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Good. The book is full of examples and ideas to help you move your organization to one that is infused with purpose.”

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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