Here are the list of books I have read recently, that have been worthwhile. If you are looking for something good to read, check here, and also, the MBA Reading List, which has the books I am currently thumbing through (or swiping through, as it may be).
The MBA Read List
The Lean Startup – Eric Ries*
The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
If you haven’t yet read this book, you should. It’s not so much great in its content, more great because of the lens it gives you to view (re-view) the business world around you. It’s almost a religious movement in the states.
Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson*
This book is simply, one of the best books I have ever read. And that is despite its flaws. Read it. A great insight into Steve, and business generally. Even if you’re not in the Apple camp.
Enders Game – Orson Scott Card*
I know, this one is not a business book. But it is a great read, and there is a movie coming out soon so I wanted to freshen up on it. If you haven’t read it. READ IT! One of my most favourite books of all time.
Like A Virgin – Richard Branson
Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School
Virgin market this one as one book business school, the Branson way. It’s pretty good, and easy to read, much like a series of blog posts actually. He covers a really wide range of topics, and is an interesting insight into the man, and also the brand, that is Virgin. If you are studying or wanting to reflect on Managing Contemporary Organisations (MCO) theory, he’s a good example of championing employee engagement and creativity.