5 Business Books for your Summer Reading List

It seems like it was just New Year’s, but summer is around the corner. If you’re looking for a good book to add to your business reading list, check these out:

  1. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, by Michael Lewis. The financial crisis took place six years ago and we can all relax now, right?Maybe not.In his hot new book, Michael Lewis exposes how Wall Street is rigged. This might not be the most relaxing read to take on a trip, but you will certainly find it entertaining and informative, if not blood-boiling.
  2. Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You, by Betsy Myers. As senior advisor to two presidents and former executive director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership, Betsy Myers explains how all leaders can succeed by using the seven core principles she lays out in this new bestseller.
  3. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, by Arianna Huffington. After collapsing from exhaustion, Arianna Huffington began to rethink our society’s definition of success, currently measured by money and power. In her bestselling book, she offers practical advice on achieving well-being, balance and wisdom in our ever-connected, distracting world.
  4. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell. In this third book, Malcolm Gladwell examines why some people succeed, while others never reach their full potential. He suggests that rather than focusing to individual merit and talent of the wildly successful, we look at the circumstances that surrounded them on their way up.
  5. Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman. In this international bestseller, Daniel Kahneman describes the two systems of the brain that drive how we think, make our decisions and shape our judgments. One system is fast and intuitive; the other slower and more logical.