Summer Reading List

Some students are just psyched to be on summer vacation – a break from school, a chance to reconnect with friends, three full months of NOT thinking about NPV equations and supply/demand curve illustrations. But for those students who are eager to keep their brain stimulated, we’ve queried the core faculty on which books they’d suggest for summer reading.

Note that this list contains no textbooks – the readings are meant to provide background to the world of business.  Additionally, the content will not be referred to in any classes so this is a completely elective pursuit. So, if you would like to do a little summer reading, we suggest selecting one or two from the list below:

  • Rocket Boys (Hickam)
  • Talent is Overrated (Colvin)
  • Brain Rules (Medina)
  • The Boys in the Boat (Brown)
  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street (Malkiel)
  • The Big Short (Lewis)
  • Converge: Transforming Business at the Intersection of Marketing and Technology(Lord & Velez)
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Dweck)
  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (Sandberg)
  • The Power of Habit(Duhigg)
  • Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management(Pfeffer & Sutton)
  • Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success (Grant )
  • Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation (Bryant)

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