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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

9 Business Books for Your Summer To Read List



Summer may be a time for beach reading, but it can also be a time to catch up on important books that you’ve been meaning to read all year. For those who like to tackle heavier topics, these nine books about business and leadership are sure bets to provide worthy summer reading. In addition to books, Fairfax County Public Library has many business resources available to investors and small businesses. Click here for access to Morningstar, Value Line Research Center and many more online resources – free with your library card!


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The Wall Street Journal called this "The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow."
 


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What will the work force of the future look like? And more importantly what implications will this have for inequality and the consumer economy?

 


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The follow up to Slaughter's 2012 Atlantic article which went viral "Why Women Can't Have It All."

 
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You may be familiar with Cuddy because of her popular TED Talk about "power poses." Here is the Harvard Business School professor's latest research on performing at your best under pressure.  

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A fast-paced read about how an entire industry was upended. Reviewers have compared Witt's writing style to that of Michael Lewis and Lawrence Wright.


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Learning from failure and making yourself vulnerable teaches us more about ourselves than our success, from the author of Daring Greatly.

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“Just might be the best business book ever written." - Forbes. High praise for this book by Ed Catmull, one of the cofounders of Pixar Animation Studios.

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Former Federal Reserve chairman Bernake saw the Great Recession from a vantage few others did. Here is his explanation of how government policy makers worked to prevent an even worse financial disaster. 

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Frankopan's sweeping history argues the global marketplace isn't a new phenomenon but has its roots in antiquity. To better understand our  Western economic situation, we should start by looking eastward.

--Ginger Hawkins, Patrick Henry Library

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