Whether you’re looking to improve your management skills or wracking your brain for holiday gift ideas for your boss or your direct reports, business books are always a good bet. We’ve compiled a “list of lists” – recommendations on inspirational business books from various business publications.
What CEOs Are Reading
MocKinsey: Leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations reveal which books will keep them occupied in the coming months.
58 books recommended by TED speakers
From tech to self-help via poetry, fiction and graphic novels, here are the books you need to read.
The 10 Business Books that Changed the World
Geoffrey James: Entrepreneurs who want to change the world should read the books that actually changed it.
SHRM-Published Best-Selling Books
Best-selling SHRM-published books available through the SHRMStore; sold at SHRM conferences and events; sold by retail chains and other resellers; purchased by public and academic libraries and for college courses; and purchased in bulk by organizations for in-house professional development.
These 6 Books Were Just Nominated for Best Business Book of the Year
“Each year, consultancy McKinsey and the Financial Times team up to winnow down the entire year’s worth of business books to choose the number one most important read of the year…They won’t come out with their final pick until November 22nd, but they recently released their short list of the six top contenders. Read up until November and decide for yourself which deserves the top honor.”
11 Books Every Young Leader Must Read
Business author John Coleman offers his picks at Harvard Business Review.
24 Leadership Books To Read Before You Die
List compiled by staff at CEO.com.
Get Ready to Carve Out 89 Hours for President Obama’s Essential Reads
Like all diligent overachievers, we take our homework seriously. So we calculated how much time you’d need to read everything on Professor Obama’s syllabus. You’re looking at 89 hours with great minds like Abraham Lincoln, James Baldwin, and Elizabeth Kolbert. Obama appreciates an excellent novel like John Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle, but doesn’t shy away from hard-hitting nonfiction, like Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. And he’s got a soft spot for biographies of great American forces of change, from Andy Grove to Martin Luther King Jr.
16 Must-Read Business Books For 2016
Management professor, podcaster and author David Burkus offers his picks.