Whether you are laying on a beach, sitting on a train, or winding down before sleep, reading can educate you, relax you, entertain you and so much more. With so many business-related books having been published so far in 2016, we’ve come up with a short list of the ones that have piqued our interest the most. Here are the top five books on our reading list:
1) The Curse of Cash by Kenneth S. Rogoff
In this August 2016 read, author Rogoff takes a hard stance on paper money, writing that getting rid of big bills could help solve problems like tax evasion and human trafficking. Using research and persuasion, he makes a case for moving toward a totally online financial system.
2) The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly
Kelly, a leader in technological thinking, writes about current trends in technology and how they will shape the next thirty years. These advances will revolutionize the way we do things, but that’s not to be feared – just better understood.
3) Superbosses by Sydney Finkelstein
Finkelstein preformed ten years of research before coming to the conclusion that what he calls ‘superbosses’ not only exist, but are substantially more successful than other types of leaders. In this book, readers get a taste of what it’s like to be a superboss, and the values that are carried by these professionals.
4) The Hockey Stick Principles by Bobby Martin
Published this past May, The Hockey Stick Principles explains, in a realistic way, how businesses grow. As the title of the book suggests, Martin uses a hockey stick as a metaphor for growth, highlighting four key phases: The Tinkering Period, The Blade Years, The Inflection Point, and Surging Growth.
5) Grit by Angela Duckworth
Perhaps the most talked-about business book of 2016, Grit explores the notion that passion and perseverance are key drivers of success. Duckworth, a psychology professor, claims that talent and intelligence aren’t necessarily the most important qualities of successful people, but rather the grit they display.