Career & Success

Summer Reading: 11 Books to Keep Your Mind Busy

The latest books from Stanford GSB faculty and lecturers.

July 07, 2022

| by Jenny Luna
A student sits reading in McCoy Courtyard next to a stack of books. Photo by Tricia Seibold

Here are some books to add to your summer reading list. | Tricia Seibold

You may have some downtime scheduled for this summer. Whether you’re on a plane or sitting by the pool, our editors have collected books from our faculty that will keep your brain active. Put your feet up, pour yourself a cold beverage, and enjoy.

Book cover: Connect
Stay Connected
Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues
David Bradford, Carole Robin

A guide to building more fulfilling relationships with colleagues, friends, and family, based on the popular MBA course, Interpersonal Dynamics.

Book cover: Making Great Strategy
Organization Tips
Arguing for Organizational Advantage
Jesper B. Sørensen, Glenn R. Carroll

Discover a straightforward framework for managing strategy: visualization, logic, and constructive argumentation.

No Joke
Why Humor is a Secret Weapon in Business and in Life
Jennifer Aaker, Naomi Bagdonas

Discover how humor works — and how it not only changes the way you do business, but how you live life. Includes advice from world-class comedians, findings from behavioral scientists, and stories from leaders around the world.

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