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Books to Read this Summer

Summer is now fully upon us and with it, for many, comes the opportunity for vacation and maybe a little reading. If you would like to be informed, as well as entertained, view these suggestions.

Business Insider’s recommended reading may fascinate you. Books on this short list cover everything from business scandals to creating your work “dream team” and can even increase your productivity when you have to return to your office.

The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers by Alex Banayan

One of Business Insider’s most powerful people under 30 and one of the youngest venture capitalists ever, Alex Banayan shares how such famous personalities as Bill Gates and Lady Gaga took unusual paths to success.

The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World’s Greatest Teams by Sam Walker

In examining the last century’s 16 greatest professional sports dynasties around the world, Wall Street Journal deputy editor Sam Walker found shared traits that could explain their success. In The Captain Class, he offers “a look at what it takes to be an elite leader in any field” amid history that will “especially resonate with even the most casual sports fan.”

The Meaning Revolution: The Power of Transcendent Leadership by Fred Kofman

Leadership guru Fred Kofman details the philosophy he has developed from mentoring top C-level executives and working at LinkedIn. His teachings offer “all employees, regardless of their place in their company’s hierarchy, a plan for becoming a better team member, able to accomplish far more than they could through a typical self-serving approach.”

Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done by Laura Vanderkam

Time management expert Laura Vanderkam “helps readers realize how much time they have outside of working hours — and how best to utilize it so that they feel happier and more fulfilled.”

My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired by Benjamin Spall & Michael Xander

A look at “the morning habits of people like Twitter cofounder Biz Stone and General Stanley McChrystal that guides readers in setting up a routine of their own to kickstart a productive day.”

For more information on these, as well as 10 other books on Business Insider’s summer reading list, please see “The 15 Best Business Books to Read This Summer.”

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