Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI) has been conducting annual research on CEOs and their reading habits since 2004. This year, 567 CEOs participated and recommended 1,000 books among them. SERI chose the best 14 books from the pack.
- Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, Liz Wiseman and Greg Mckeown
- Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
- Borrowing Brilliance: The Six Steps to Business Innovation by Building on the Ideas of Others, David Kord Murray
- Demand: Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It, Adrian Slywotzky
- Mood Matters: From Rising Skirt Lengths to the Collapse of World Powers
- Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life, Stuart Diamond
- Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race, Todd G. Buchholz
- Civilization: The West and the Rest, Niall Ferguson
- Wars, The Source of All Strategies in The World
- The Change
- Books are Axes
- Stroke of Insight
- Sometimes Sober
- Your 40s, Time for The Analects of Confucius
How many of the books from the list of 14 books recommended by CEOs have you read? Please share your comments below!
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Note from Avil: In the article from SERI which reports the results of the survey of the reading habits of CEOs, the author does not give proper names for all the books which makes it very difficult to find them. I will update the post accordingly when I have new information.