Summer Reading List for Entrepreneurs & Biz Leaders

by Erin McCune on June 29, 2009

in Caught My Eye, Erin McCune, Management, Recommended Reading

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Loading up your Kindle or travel bag with summer reading? Business Week features a list of summer reading recommended by business professors. As you would expect, business books dominate – but there are a wide range of topics – and even a few novels.

I can personally recommend these titles from the list:

  • The Ascent of Money (Penguin Press, November 2008) by Niall Ferguson
  • Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

And here’s the stack waiting for me (I’m away on business now, but already made a pile of books to take up to Lake Tahoe for 4th of July):

  • Yes We Did! An Inside Look at How Social Media Built the Obama Brand (Voices That Matter) (New Riders Press, May 2009) by Rahaf Harfoush
  • Strategy & The Fat Smoker (The Spangle Press) by David Maister
  • Death Comes to the Archbishop by Willa Cather (I just recommended this to one of my colleagues who was in Santa Fe last weekend; haven’t read it in years and am looking forward to rereading this old favorite from college.)
  • Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy by Barry Ritholtz et al

And if you want to brush up on payments this summer, check out Glenbrook’s recommended list of payments industry reading here.

What’s on your summer reading list? Let us know in the comments.

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