INC Magazine has a list of the “Top Business Books”. I’ve actually read one of them. You can try to guess which one.
Of all the reading lists I’ve come across, INC’s is one of the least inspiring. I don’t know if it’s because the reviews are so short. They’re way too short to tell you why that particular book would be useful, at least, in my case. Seeing how these books come from 800ceoread, they’re probably for people high up in large organizations.
I have found a few useful reading lists. Joel Spolski put together a list for a software MBA curriculum his company was offering about 5 years ago. I can’t find evidence at this point that this list has been updated. I also recently blogged about the Personal MBA Reading List. A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post about a Navy Reading List I came across.
I think reading lists are important. When I come across people I respect and admire (and want to be like), I always want to find out what books they’ve read.
Do you follow a reading list? Where do you get your ideas for books to read from?