In praise of reading

I’ve been talking a lot about reading lately so I thought I would pull this old blog entry back up for folks to enjoy again.


A few weeks ago I read a great blog entry from someone I follow on Twitter (@johnwcoleman).  Here’s a link to this posting, about 11 books that every young leader must read: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/10/11_books_every_young_leader_mu.html. Why does his list have eleven books instead of a more standard ‘top ten’?  I can only assume his reasoning runs along these lines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbVKWCpNFhY.

I have not read all of these books – although his list does include three books I have found quite useful (including Stephen Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People that I blogged about following Covey’s death a couple of months ago).  John’s list is crafted for young people embarking on professional careers in business and finance, and I appreciate the breadth of books he draws upon in creating this list.  Here’s what he says about the set of books he put together: “I tried to compile…

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