I get asked for a lot of reading advice from students and friends, so I’ve decided to add a permanent page to the site. It lists what I think are classics that stand the test of time and that I have found influential in my thinking or development. The list will continue to grow over time.
This list will remain short, however there’s a longer list of ideas you need to understand. You just don’t have to read the whole book to get the idea. There are sooo many business books that are essentially articles with a lot of anecdotes added that I tend to avoid business books. Read the HBR article or the Fortune Magazine exerpt and you’ll get the idea.
Stay current to stay relevant, just avoid wasting your time. You can subscribe to podcasts like Harvard Ideacast (on their site or through iTunes) that often summarize recent articles or get brief synopses of books from getAbstract.