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11 Books Every Young Leader Must Read According To The Harvard Business Review

by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

A recent article at Harvard Free Press, John Coleman suggests 11 Books Every Young Leader Must Read. A follow up to his earlier article suggesting that  leaders should be readers, the list is aimed at young business leaders specifically.

Here’s Coleman’s list:

1. Marcus Aurelius, The Emperor’s Handbook.

2. Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning.

3. Tom Wolfe, A Man in Full.

4. Michael Lewis, Liar’s Poker.

5. Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t.

6. Robert Cialdini, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.

7. Richard Tedlow, Giants of Enterprise: Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built.

8. Niall Ferguson, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World.

9. Clayton M. Christensen, The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail.

10. Stephen R. Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

11. Bill George, True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership.

Which books would you recommend to young business leaders?

For Coleman’s explanations and the full article, see: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/10/11_books_every_young_leader_mu.html


Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and editor of adult and children’s science fiction, fantasy and humor books, short stories and articles. A frequent contributor to blogs like SFSignal, Adventures In SF Publishing, Grasping For The Wind and To Be Read, he also hosts Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat under the hashtag #sffwrtcht on Twitter and blogs about writing and creativity on his own blog at www.bryanthomasschmidt.net/blog. Connect With Bryan On Google+

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