Business Reading Lists: 9/10/20

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Reading helps you learn from other people’s experience and analysis. That’s why leaders are readers and why organizations and thinkers create lists of the best books for leaders to read.

Here are pointers to several recent business book reading lists from Louis Carter, Bruce Rosenstein, BCG, Inc, Tyler Cowen, and Michael McKinney.

From Louis Carter: The 33 Best Leadership Books You Haven’t Heard Of (2020)

“The internet has made leadership scholarship readily accessible in Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, Medium, and many other channels. But, for those who want a library of best leadership books, this library of the best books on leadership you will enjoy and treasure. I have listed them alphabetically by the authors’ last names.”

From Bruce Rosenstein: A Curated Book List For Career/Professional Reinvention

“Recently I led The Art of Professional Reinvention, a three-night online workshop for 40Plus of Greater Washington, which followed an in-person version of the workshop I led in February. I compiled and curated for the workshop participants an extended list of books about and related to reinventing yourself in the workplace, a topic that is more important now than ever.”

Wally’s Comment: Bruce frequently and consistently curates amazing reading lists. Read his blog so you don’t miss any.

From BCG: Reading List 2020

“Our 2020 reading list has been greatly influenced by the personal implications of the unfolding global COVID-19 pandemic and profound unrest. While our reviewers are a diverse group of BCGers, you can see this undercurrent reflected in almost every suggestion:”

From Inc. Magazine: 30 Books You Need to Read to Earn ‘Well-Read’ Status

“What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.”

Wally’s Comment: Everyone has a different idea of what makes a person “well-read,” but this list is a great thought and conversation starter. Thanks to Grace Platon for pointing me to this list.

From Tyler Cowen: What I’ve been reading

Wally’s Comment: This a regular feature of his blog. The link is to his September 8, 2020 list. Cowen reads a lot of different things and shares his thoughts. Don’t miss a post.

Every month Michael McKinney points the rest of us to new and soon-to-be-released leadership books. Here’s the list for September 2020.

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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