Recommended Books Every CEO Should Read

Here’s a list of books recently recommended.  This list is from David Cancel


Sorted by books I’ve re-read the most:


The Hard Thing About Hard Things?—?The only “real” business book. This book really captures what it is like leading a startup.


Made in America?—?The story of how Sam Walton created Wal-Mart and became the richest man in the world. I have stolen many concepts from this book including the concept of Servant LeadershipRead 3x.


Seeking Wisdom?—?I can’t remember how I first found this book years ago but it’s been on my nightstand ever since. I continuously read this book finding new gems each time.


Zingerman’s Guide to Giving Great Service?—?If you care about creating a great customer experience read this book.


Managing Oneself?—?buy this tiny book by Peter Drucker and re-read it every 5 years.


Behind the Cloud?—?The story of Salesforce from it’s founder & CEO, Marc Benioff.


Let My People Go Surfing?—?The story behind the founding of Patagonia and more importantly how to build a company with strong values.


Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind?—?This and Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion are the best books on Marketing. These books will teach you why you buy the things you do.


Meditations?—?So deep you need to re-read this book every few years.


Practicing The Power of Now


Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion




Setting the Table


The Big Moo


Re-Imagine!?—?Too many great Tom Peters books, start with this one.


High Output Management?—?The book that started the recent OKR trend used by Google and many other companies to manage priorities.


Predictable Revenue?—?How to run a sales team from an early sales leader.


This list was originally posted here.

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