Book recommendations for business leaders: 8/8/22

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Leaders are readers. Reading helps you discover ideas to try and expand your mental models. In this post, I point you to reviews of recent business books. You’ll find pointers to reviews of Reach: Create the Biggest Possible Audience for Your Message, Book, or Cause, The Man Who Broke Capitalism: How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America—and How to Undo His Legacy, Sustain Your Game: High Performance Keys to Manage Stress, Avoid Stagnation, and Beat Burnout, From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life, and Winning on Purpose: The Unbeatable Strategy of Loving Customers. There’s also Michael McKinney’s preview of leadership books scheduled for release in August 2022.

From Bruce Rosenstein: Becky Robinson and Reach: Creating Value For Your Intellectual Assets

“Becky is founder and CEO of the marketing agency Weaving Influence, and many of her clients have been published by Berrett-Koehler, the publisher of Reach and of my first book. Becky was also one of the facilitators for the recent BK virtual nonfiction book marketing workshop. I’ve made the recommendations not necessarily to guide them to working with Weaving Influence, but because the book provides a holistic approach to promotion, as just one (albeit very important) aspect of the creation and after-publication life of a book. Reach also lends itself to a DIY approach to promotion, should you choose that route.”

From David Gelles: How Jack Welch’s Reign at G.E. Gave Us Elon Musk’s Twitter Feed

“David Gelles, a Times reporter, is the author of ‘The Man Who Broke Capitalism,’ a new book on Jack Welch, from which this article is adapted.”

Ideas in the Wild: Alan Stein, Jr. is Revealing How the Highest Performers Manage Stress, Avoid Stagnation, and Beat Burnout

“Based on his years as a successful basketball performance coach — training superstars like Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant — and a speaker and trainer to major companies like Pepsi and Amex, Alan Stein reveals the keys to lasting, unimaginable success in Sustain Your Game. Readers will learn the framework for how to beat stress, stagnation, and burnout from the advice of top CEOs, journalists, social scientists, and more. I recently caught up with Alan Stein, Jr. to learn more about why he wrote the book and the ideas he shares with readers.”

From Daniel Akst: A guide to growing older

“Arthur Brooks’s new book on aging shows how a healthy awareness of one’s own mortality can influence personal and professional lives for the better.”

From the Next Big Idea Club: Winning on Purpose: The Unbeatable Strategy of Loving Customers

“Below, Fred, Darci, and Maureen share 5 key insights from their new book, Winning on Purpose: The Unbeatable Strategy of Loving Customers.”

From Michael McKinney: First Look: Leadership Books for August 2022

“HERE’S A LOOK at some of the best leadership books to be released in August 2022. Be sure to check out the other great titles being offered this month.”

Reading recommendations are a regular feature of this blog. Want more recommendations about what to read? Monday is “Book Day.” Come back for book reviews, reading lists and other reading-related posts.

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