The list, created for those who aspire to be unconventional and hit the ground running after university, adds to the literary classics you read during high school and university.
Kahneman exposes the capabilities, faults and biases of fast thinking, tells us where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and explains how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers insights into how choices are made in our business and personal lives and how we can use different techniques to prevent the mental glitches that can get us into trouble.
What do structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge and the concrete roofs of Pier Luigi Nervi have in common? According to Billington, all are outstanding examples of structural art, a form distinct from either architecture or machine design. This book discusses leading structural engineer-artists.
Based on the principle that good leadership is contagious, Willink and Babin show that even in a volatile world where people find themselves in complex teams relying heavily on influence rather than control, the resilient ability to put aside excuses and take ownership for all outcomes will be respected and replicated, both by those who lead you and those whom you lead.
A go-to guide to handling proper international business protocol with respect and grace. If you end up having international clients, working with people outside of your cultural group, or are just travelling internationally, this book is a useful tool to read.
As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, Brynjolfsson and McAfee identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity. A fundamentally optimistic book, it alters how we think about issues of technological, societal and economic progress.
Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. An entertaining read, it’s a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business, touching on greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.
If the saying ‘knowledge is power’ is true for you, then the above list will kick-start your career.
Good luck on your journey!