Summer vacations are a great time to unwind and recharge, both mentally and physically. Here are a few books I have targeted for my summer reading.

Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World

by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall

This book details nine lies or distortions that pervade our workplaces and cause dysfunction. The authors make a case for freethinking leaders who recognize the power of the individual and know that emergent patterns and evidence are more valuable than traditional wisdom and dogma.

The Age of Living Machines

by Susan Hockfield

Neuroscientist Hockfield says biological innovations will create a technology revolution and save the planet. She foresees a future where cancer-detecting nanoparticles, mind-controlled bionic limbs, and computer-engineered crops will solve some of the major challenges we face.

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

by David Epstein

The author argues that generalists who honed multiple talents, not specialists, have been the most successful leaders, artists and athletes. Epstein’s research suggests a new take on success that might inspire you to reach greater heights in your own life.


Author: Andrew C. Jackson