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We are back in lockdown in Sydney and it looks like it could carry on for a while. I thought you may have some spare time to get in some extra reading. Ensure this time is productive and enjoyable. But whether you are in lockdown or not, who doesnโ€™t benefit from expanding one’s knowledge? My guests have tended to come from Management Consulting or the world of Strategy and have succeeded in their chosen paths.

Managers are always looking for ways to improve their management skills. Instead of taking a course, why not read the best books on management? These books have been recommended by top consultants around the world. Find out which ones you should be reading!

๐ŸŽ†Toby Norton-Smith-Smith-MD of X15 Ventures
๐Ÿ“•Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies by Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart, David Wessels

๐ŸŽ†Deanne Stewartย -CEO of Aware Super
๐Ÿ“•The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioniย &
๐Ÿ“•The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues by Patrick Lencioni

๐ŸŽ†Jean Hayden – Strategy & Operations Director Google Cloud
๐Ÿ“•True North: A Memoir by Jill Ker Conwayย &
๐Ÿ“•Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro

๐ŸŽ†James Twiss โ€“ CEO – Beforepay
๐Ÿ“•War & Peace Novel by Leo Tolstoy

๐ŸŽ†Diane Smith-Gander AO – ED & NED and Former McKinsey Partner
๐Ÿ“•Mentally at Work: Optimising health and business performance through connectionย by Genevieve Hawkinsย &
๐Ÿ“•Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick: People, Probabilities, and Big Moves to Beat the Odds by Chris Bradley, Martin Hirt, and Sven Smitย &
๐Ÿ“•Not Always Diplomatic: An Australian Woman’s Journey Through international affairs by Sue Boyd

๐ŸŽ†Rob Marcolina Group Executive at Qantas
๐Ÿ“• The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger

๐ŸŽ† Joao Segorbe EGM Strategy & Corporate Development at AGL Australia
๐Ÿ“• The Signal and the Noise By Nate Silver

๐ŸŽ† John Lydon Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company
๐Ÿ“• Humble Consulting: How to Provide Real Help Faster by Edgar Schein

๐ŸŽ† ย Anthony Millet Global Partner at Antler
๐Ÿ“• The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

๐ŸŽ† Felix S. Danziger at HDPartners
๐Ÿ“• Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations by Brenรฉ Brown

๐ŸŽ† Victor Cheng CEO & Coach at Caseinterview.com
๐Ÿ“• The Obstacle Is the Way Book by Ryan Holiday

๐ŸŽ† Amanda Price Partner in Charge, Ventures KPMG Australia
๐Ÿ“• The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

๐ŸŽ† Tim Moore Director at Dorado Capital
๐Ÿ“• Wealth, War and Wisdom by Barton Biggs Find a perfect read for whilst in lockdown.

๐ŸŽ† Lili Sussman Chief Strategy Officer at Wisr
๐Ÿ“• The Power of Vulnerability by Brenรฉ Brown

๐ŸŽ† Liana Downey Chief Executive Officer at Common Ground
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ The Placebo Effect – Ted Talk

๐ŸŽ† Leah Weckert Chief Executive Commercial and Coles Express at Coles
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ The Power of Vulnerability / The Call to Courage by Brenรฉ Brown

๐ŸŽ† Tennealle O’ Shannessy Chief Executive Officer at Adore Beauty
๐Ÿ“• Thinking, fast, and slow by Daniel Kahneman

๐ŸŽ† Paul Mullins Board Member at Investigo
๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

๐ŸŽ† Ilan Israelstam Board Member at Betashares
๐Ÿ“• Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Good to Great by Jim Collins

๐ŸŽ† Stephanie Knight Chief Learning Officer at Management Consulted
๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Works of Brenรฉ Brown

๐ŸŽ† Adam Jacobs Co-Founder at Hatch
๐Ÿ“• The Consolations of Philosophy by Alian de Botton



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