Favourite 2016 books by CEOs

Last week McKinsey published an interesting list of books that CEOs read during the summer holdiday season. For the readers of Strategy Blogs I have made a selection of the 2016 non fiction books from the list McKinsey published as they are related to the themes of Strategy Blogs. I have put the selected titles in my favourite order.

The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks—Joshua Cooper Ramo (Little, Brown & Company, 2016)

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing—Benjamin Graham (Harper Business, 2006)

The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy—Mervyn King (W.W. Norton & Company, 2016)

Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy—Robert H. Frank (Princeton University Press, 2016)

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape Our Future—Kevin Kelly (Viking Books, 2016)

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike—Phil Knight (Scribner, 2016)

The Inner Lives of Markets: How People Shape Them—And They Shape Us—Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan (PublicAffairs, 2016)

H is for Hawk—Helen Macdonald (Grove Press, 2016)

Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman—Brooke Hauser (HarperCollins Publishers, 2016)

The Fortunes of Africa: A 5,000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor—Martin Meredith (PublicAffairs Books, 2016)

This Brave New World: India, China and the United States—Anja Manuel (Simon & Schuster, 2016)

The Gene: An Intimate History—Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner, 2016)

When Breath Becomes Air—Paul Kalanithi (Random House, 2016)

 The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time—Arianna Huffington (Harmony, 2016)

The Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics—Sean Wilentz (W.W. Norton & Company, 2016).

Norbert Bol


What CEOs are reading, McKinsey, 2016.

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