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Five Top Business Books CEOs Should be Reading Today

Posted by Scott Newton on Jun 3, 2020 11:00:53 AM

From beating burnout to motivating a remote team, here are some of the newest business books that CEOs should be reading during lockdown:

1. Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit by Alex Edmands

2. Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best Out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams by Penny Pullan

3. Rewire Your Business For Success: The 6 step method to increase profit and reclaim your freedom by Elena Meskhi

4.Natural Business Development by Isobel Rimmer

5.The HR (R)Evolution: Change the Workplace, Change the World by Alan Watkins and Nick Dalton


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All of the above books are highly recommended, and will open up new possibilities for you as CEO to grow your business. Alex Edmans from London Business School has completed a phenomenal work where he looks at how companies can create both profit and social value.

Grow the Pie features deep dives into some of the top companies around the world and explains how they are able to contribute meaningfully to the societies they operate in while providing superior Total Shareholder Returns.

I often see today the media presents the question as an "either/or" approach about profitability or sustainability which I do not think is a fair tradeoff. We can achieve both, and do it in a way that our employees and the communities we live in grow, while carefully preserving our environment for future generations.

Grow the pie provides an actionable framework to guide which investments to take and which to turn down, and shows how to navigate difficult trade-offs.

You can apply this framework which is clearly explained and enable your companies to create both profit for investors and value for society –which is more important now than ever.