Pre-term reading list for business school students (FT recommends)

Pre-term reading list for business school students compiled by Financial Times. Notably, the list includes works of fiction because

“Most business books are either a basic rehashing of things we’ve already seen before, or exceptionally specific that only interest a narrow audience. In addition, most aspiring MBAs probably read too many non-fiction books and not enough material that really makes you think.” – JP Eggers, vice dean of MBA programmes at NYU’s Stern School of Business


Here is the reading list:

Rising Strong and Daring Greatly by Brené Brown (on “the value of having tried and failed as opposed to never trying at all.”)

How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen, Karen Dillon and James Allworth

Moral Mazes: The World of Corporate Managers by Robert Jackall (the book “highlights how all the topics studied in an MBA involve ethical choices and have ethical implications”), and

Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood (“raises dozens of corporate ethical issues around control, innovation and corporate culture.”)

and finally,

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald (on the costs and rewards of success.)

for more details see here The MBA summer reading list: Academics and students select the best books to tackle before the start of term” (FT, 25 July 2018)

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