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5 Must-Read Leadership and Business Books for 2016

June 8, 2016
by Bob McCulloch

Must-Read Leadership and Business Books

It’s hard to believe that we are approaching the halfway mark of 2016. With Summer just around the corner we thought we would offer a reading list of sorts. The following five books are recent standouts in the leadership and business categories.

So, if you’re wondering which books to pick up, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our five must-read books for 2016. Here they are in no particular order:

Platform Revolution

By Sangeet Paul Choudary, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, and Geoffrey Parker. A practical guide to the new economy that is transforming the way we live, work, and play. Uber. Airbnb. Amazon. Apple. PayPal. All of these companies disrupted their markets when they launched. Today they are industry leaders. What’s the secret to their success?


By Jake Knapp, Josh Zeratsky, and Braden Knowitz. Three Google Ventures partners outline a process for solving tough problems, proven at more than a hundred companies.


By Sydney Finkelstein. How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent. A good boss hits goals and leads his team. A Superboss blows away goals by building an army of new leaders. Which would you rather be?


By Adam Grant. A Wharton prodigy returns to explain how to challenge the status quo without risking it all. This book examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink.

The Happiness Track

By Emma Seppala. A leading expert on health psychology, well-being, and resilience argues that happiness is the key to fast tracking our professional and personal success.




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