Book recommendations for business leaders: 11/23/20

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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 Leadership by Algorithm: Who Leads and Who Follows in the AI Era?, It’s All Possible: How to lead an epic life and unleash the high performance hero within you, High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way, The Myth of Experience: Why We Learn the Wrong Lessons, and Ways to Correct Them, and Listen to Your Conscience. That’s Why You Have One.

From Wharton: Artificial Intelligence Will Change How We Think About Leadership

“The increasing attention being paid to artificial intelligence raises important questions about its integration with social sciences and humanity, according to David De Cremer, founder and director of the Centre on AI Technology for Humankind at the National University of Singapore Business School. He is the author of the recent book, Leadership by Algorithm: Who Leads and Who Follows in the AI Era?”

From Skip Prichard: How to Unleash The High Performance Hero Within You

“His book, It’s All Possible: How to lead an epic life and unleash the high performance hero within you, landed on my desk and gave me a motivational boost the weekend I read it. I reached out to talk with him more about his work.”

From Blanchard LeaderChat: How to Build High Performance Habits with Brendon Burchard

“The quest for high performance may be at an all-time high. With the COVID-19 pandemic turning things upside down, some people are struggling to get through the day—but others continue to thrive. How do they do it? Brendon Burchard’s best-selling book High Performance Habits offers many answers to that question. Through extensive original research and learnings from more than ten years of being the world’s leading performance coach, Burchard has identified the six most important habits for improving performance at home, at work, and in your community.”

From Michael McKinney: The Myth of Experience

“In The Myth of Experience, Emre Soyer and Robin Hogarth write that ‘while experience still leads to learning, there is no guarantee that its lessons accurately represent the reality of a situation.’ We naturally assume that what we see is all there is.”

From Frank Sonnenberg: Listen to Your Conscience. That’s Why You Have One

“I’ll let you in on a little secret. If you want to achieve your lifelong dreams, the key is to live a life of honor and integrity. While most people would agree that being a principled individual is an admirable goal, you may be unconvinced that it can actually produce the results that you desire. Listen to Your Conscience: That’s Why You Have One will prove to you that living a life of honor and integrity will help you reach your goals. — Better yet, it will show you how!”

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Frank Sonnenberg   |   23 Nov 2020   |   Reply

Thank you so much, Wally. It’s an honor to be among this amazing group of people.

Wally Bock   |   24 Nov 2020   |   Reply

You’re welcome, Frank. But it seems that you’re one of the folks who makes the group amazing.