This recent McKinsey & Company article surveys the wide range of books CEOs are reading in 2017 – leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations share which books keep them occupied.
Just look and take inspiration from this eclectic and inspiring mix of fiction and nonfiction books, dog-eared and new. Find picks from Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, the Dow Chemical Company’s Andrew Liveris, Maria Ramos of Barclays Africa Group, and General Sir Nick Carter, head of the British Army, among others.
Scan down through the list and find a book for your next read.
Here are two I intend to read next:
- Recommended by General Sir Nick Carter, Head of the British Army: Sun Tzu: The Art of War for Managers: 50 Strategic Rules Updated for Today’s Business—Gerald A. Michaelson and Steven W. Michaelson (Adams Media, 2010; nonfiction)
- Recommended by Drew Houston of Dropbox: The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World—Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen (MIT Press, 2016; nonfiction)
The Importance of Reading!
As Charlie “Tremendous” Jones says, “You are today who you’ll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.”
“The man who does not read books – is no better than the man who can’t.” Mark Twain
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Joseph Addison
What books are you reading right now to become a great business leader?
All the best
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