CCA’s CEO, Dr Don Perlgut writes:
I am still a sucker for “best of” reading lists, probably a carry-over from the pre-digital days when I had a lot more time to read books and other words on paper. Still, this list from international corporate consultants McKinsey is worth a look, in part because it covers not just the usual management literature, and shows what various corporate, media and other leaders recommend.
My favourites from a truly eclectic list:
– Manuel Rabaté, Director, Louvre Abu Dhabi – Art contemporain africain: Histoire(s) d’une notion par celles et ceux qui l’ont faite by Cédric Vincent and The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing by John Perry
– Daisy Veerasingham, President & CEO, the Associated Press – You Don’t Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War by Elizabeth Becker
– Reid Hoffman, Co-founder of LinkedIn – The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth by Jonathan Rauch
Jen L. Wong, COO, Reddit – Scale: The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms, Cities, and Companies by Geoffrey West
Magnus Tyreman, McKinsey senior partner – Ulvene fra evighetens skog (The wolves from the forest of eternity) by Karl Ove Knausgård
Neil Hoyne, Google Chief Measurement Strategist – The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin
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