Summer Reading: 11 Books to Keep Your Mind Busy – Stanford Graduate School of Business

The latest books from Stanford GSB faculty and lecturers.
July 07, 2022
Here are some books to add to your summer reading list. | Tricia Seibold
You may have some downtime scheduled for this summer. Whether you’re on a plane or sitting by the pool, our editors have collected books from our faculty that will keep your brain active. Put your feet up, pour yourself a cold beverage, and enjoy.
How much bigger is a billion than a million? Heath and Starr share techniques for presenting data in ways our brains can more easily understand.
Are ticket scalpers good for teams? Should parents push their kids to excel at sports? This book is an entertaining guide to how economics might make you a better athlete and a more informed fan.
Learn how power skills and understanding can become the keys to increasing salaries, job satisfaction, career advancement, organizational change, and, happiness.
Lessons from experts in corporate innovation. This is is a guidebook to the practices that enable managers to go from idea into action.
Being a good leader requires both an understanding of the realities of human decision-making as well as an analysis of what is right and wrong. This book teaches how to be strategic as you lead with your values.
A memoir of successful leadership in times of crisis. Immelt, former CEO of General Electric shares how he’s pushed through even the most withering criticism.
This guide shows how to create a partnership between digital innovation and traditional business operations within an organization.
It’s not just how much power we have but how we use it that determines how powerful we actually are. Learn how to adopt an actor’s mindset to become more comfortable with power.
A guide to building more fulfilling relationships with colleagues, friends, and family, based on the popular MBA course, Interpersonal Dynamics.
Discover a straightforward framework for managing strategy: visualization, logic, and constructive argumentation.
Discover how humor works — and how it not only changes the way you do business, but how you live life. Includes advice from world-class comedians, findings from behavioral scientists, and stories from leaders around the world.
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