Book recommendations for business leaders: 6/27/19

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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 reviews of Superhuman Innovation: Transforming Business with Artificial Intelligence, Fearless Success, Master You1Motivation: Three Scientific Truths for Achieving Your Goals, In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School, and Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything. Plus there’s a summer reading list from Harvard Business School faculty members.

From Skip Prichard: How Artificial Intelligence Will Supercharge Work

“Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the new electricity of our times. That’s what Chris Duffey, creative technologist says about this incredible technology revolutionizing industries the world over. Chris spearheads Adobe Creative Cloud strategic development partnerships. His new book Superhuman Innovation showcases how AI will supercharge the workforce, the world of work, and can be harnessed to deliver powerful change. It is a practical guide to how AI and Machine Learning are impacting not only how businesses, brands, and agencies innovate, but also what they innovate: products, services and content.”

From Michael McKinney: Business Lessons from the Top 0.01%

“MORE THAN 400 climbers have reached the summit of Mount Everest. There are currently 2450 active Navy Seals. 536 astronauts have journeyed into outer space. But since 1946, only 257 pilots have flown as Blue Angels. In other words, 0.01% of all U.S. military pilots in history have achieved the unparalleled performance symbolized by the Blue Angels gold helmet.”

From the LeadChange Group: The 3 scientific truths of motivation

“Lead Change is a leadership media destination with a unique editorial focus on driving change within organizations, teams, and individuals. Lead Change, a division of Weaving Influence, publishes twice monthly with SmartBrief. Today’s post is an excerpt from ‘Master Your Motivation: Three Scientific Truths for Achieving Your Goals’ by Susan Fowler.”

From Chana R. Schoenberger: Diving into deep learning

“In their new book on what makes high schools work, education experts Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine offer vital lessons for business leaders as well.”

From Bob Morris: Bulletproof Problem Solving

“They introduce a seven-step process that almost anyone can use — alone or with others — to solve almost any problem, assuming it is the right one to solve.”

From Sean Silverthorne: These Aren’t Beach Books, but Managers Should Read Them Anyway

“As you contemplate your summer reading, consider these recent books from Harvard Business School management scholars that can boost your career and improve on-the-ground management skills.”

Wally’s Comment: There are more recommendations in the comments on the list.

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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