To become a leader in any industry, you must think like one, and, in order to think like one, you need to know what leaders in your industry are reading.
Talkin' Cloud took a quick look at what some cloud CEOs were reading this year. Here's a selection of titles for your convenience.
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell aims to alter the way we handle challenges and obstacles in life. Gladwell applies history, psychology and storytelling to reshape minds.
Recommended by Datto CEO Austin McChord.
Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson takes a look into the life of Steve Jobs through interviews with the man himself and those around him.
Recommended by Compushare CEO Romir Bosu.
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Though the Heart of the Grand Canyon
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Though the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko tells the tale of a daring boat ride on the Colorado River during high water -- an event that broke a record.
Recommended by DreamHost CEO Simon Anderson.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink strives to explain what actually motivates people, and it's not money. Pink points out that we want to direct our own lives, learn and create new things -- and that's what leads to high performance.
Recommended by ViaWest CEO Nancy Phillips.
The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway is a story of the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation.
Recommended by iland CEO Scott Sparvero.
Note: Any cloud CEOs out there have any book recommendations for 2014? What are you reading? Feel free to email Talkin' Cloud Associate Editor CJ Arlotta at cj.arlotta [at] penton.com with suggestions.
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