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Holiday Gift: Amazon’s Top 20 Business and Leadership Books



Need a suggestion for a holiday gift for your business friends? Amazon just published their list of the top 20 best business and leadership books.

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber by Mike Isaac: Vanity Fair called it, “a riveting read about bro culture gone awry.”

The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger: Former Disney CEO writes his memoir.

The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek: “a bold framework for leadership in today’s ever-changing world,” says Amazon.

Company of One by Paul Jarvis – What if the key to a richer and more fulfilling career was to work for yourself, determine your own hours, and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one?

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport – Lessons in how to scale your digital life.

The Future Is Asian by Parag Khanna – If 20th century was dominated by America, the 21st will be dominated by Asia.

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis – Calls for women to overcome fear and fulfill one’s potential.

The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo – “I’ve seen so many people thrust into management in high-growth companies with so little guidance. From now on, I will hand them this book,” says Twitter CEO Ev Williams.

Loonshots by Safi Bahcall – “A surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we knew about nurturing radical breakthroughs,” says Amazon.

The 100X Leader by Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram – Scaling your leadership based on the teachings of the Sherpas who guide those who climb Mt. Everest.

Nine Lies About Work by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall – “Your organization’s culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. Your competencies should be measured and your weaknesses shored up. Leadership is a thing.” All lies according to this book.

Range by David Epstein – “Cultivating range prepares us for the wickedly unanticipated… a well-supported and smoothly written case on behalf of breadth and late starts,” says the Wall Street Journal.

This Is Not a T-Shirt by Bobby Hundreds – Streetwear entrepreneur Bobby Kim (AKA Bobby Hundreds) offers his life story with funny moments.

Reboot by Jerry Colonna – “If you want to be a better leader, or a better person, or both, read this book,” by the famed CEO whisperer, insists Grit researcher Angela Duckworth.

Ultralearning by Scott Young and James Clear – This one “offers nine principles to master hard skills quickly. This is the essential guide to future-proof your career and maximize your competitive advantage through self-education,” says Amazon.

The Optimist’s Telescope by Bina Venkataraman – How to overcome human shortsightedness and prepare for the future.

What It Takes by Stephen A. Schwarzman – A way to build and lead large organizations the founder and CEO of Blackstone.

Indistractable by Nir Eyal – As we become more and more distracted by technology, a way to overcome distractions and stay focused on the future.

Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday – “Whether you are an athlete, an investor, a writer or an entrepreneur, this little but wise and soulful book will open the door to a healthier, less anxious and more productive life and career,” raves Arianna Huffington of this book that draws on the wisdom of ancient philosophers.

The Man Who Solved the Market by Gregory Zuckerman – A former reporter at the Wall Street Journey decodes how one investor achieved a 66 percent average annual return since 1988.

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