6 Leadership Books of 2019

We all have a common resolution for every new year: to read. Yet a few of us able to keep the consistency and commitment it requires. Once addicted, books are better than anything you may need to be high in life.

To help it out, here is my list of most anticipated books of 2019. Buckle up, make a wish list and read them one at a time:

Loonshots by Safi Bahcall

In “Loonshots,” physicist and biotech entrepreneur Safi Bahcall analyzes the ways groups will suddenly shift from embracing radical change to resisting it, whether that’s on a corporate project, in politics, or even a traffic jam.

The book has already earned high praise, including from Nobel laureate economist Daniel Kahneman, who said its “convincing analysis” makes it a can’t-miss read.

FROM THE GROUND UP by Howard Schultz

From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks, a bold, dramatic work about the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in American society today—as viewed through the intimate lens of one man’s life and work. 

TRILLION DOLLAR COACH by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle:

Silicon Valley’s best-kept secret is… a former football coach named Bill Campbell, who became so indispensable that Steve Jobs went on a weekly Sunday walk with him and the Google founders said they wouldn’t have made it without him

POSSIBLE MINDS: TWENTY FIVE WAYS OF LOOKING AT AI by John Brockman

Science world luminary John Brockman assembles twenty-five of the most important scientific minds, people who have been thinking about the field artificial intelligence for most of their careers, for an unparalleled round-table examination about mind, thinking, intelligence and what it means to be human.

THE INFINITE GAME by Simon Sinek

In The Infinite Game, Sinek applies game theory to explore how great businesses achieve long-lasting success. He finds that building long-term value and healthy, enduring growth – that playing the infinite game – is the only thing that matters to your business.

NINE LIES ABOUT WORK by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall

“This is one of the most provocative, lucidly written books I’ve read on work,” says Adam Grant, Professor at Warton. “Be prepared to throw your strategic plan out the window and become well-lopsided instead of well-rounded.”

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