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The Board Member Reading List 2024

Our board member reading list 2024, compiled from Enter the Boardroom guests and members of the Nurole Board Community

🏆 Most recommended

  • Rebel Ideas, Matthew Syed 
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman 
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … And Others Don’t, Jim Collins 

Full list 

  • 7 Powers: The Foundations of Business Strategy, Hamilton Helmer
  • Anticipating Disruption, Roger Parry
  • Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management, Caitlin Rosenthal
  • Anthro-Vision, Gillian Tett
  • Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst, Robert Sapolsky
  • Belonging: Unlock Your Potential with the Ancient Code of Togetherness, Owen Eastwood
  • Bilderberg People: Elite Power and Consensus in World Affairs, Andrew Kakabadse, Ian Richardson, and Nada Kakabadse
  • Boards: A Practical Perspective, Patrick Dunne
  • CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest, Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller and Vikram Malhotra
  • Cobalt Red : How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives, Siddarth Kara
  • Collective Intelligence: How to build a business that’s smarter than you, Jennifer Sundberg and Pippa Begg
  • Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers, Geoffrey A. Moore
  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, Greg Mckeown
  • Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds, Charles Mackay
  • Flashboys: A Wall Street Revolt, Michael Lewis
  • Good Strategy, Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why it Matters, Richard Rumelt
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... And Others Don’t, Jim Collins
  • Grit: Why passion and resilience are the secrets to success, Angela Duckworth
  • How Big Things Get Done: The Surprising Factors Behind Every Successful Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration, Professor Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner
  • How the Trading Floor Really Works, Terri Duhon
  • Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez
  • It's a Battle on the Board: The No-fibbing Guide for Trustees, Debra Allcock Tyler
  • Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita, Ace Simpson
  • Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela
  • Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl
  • Maverick, Ricardo Semler  
  • Mastering Executive Transitions: The Definitive Guide, Navid Nazemian PCC
  • Memos from the Chairman, Alan C. Greenberg
  • Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take, Andrew S. Winston and Paul Polman
  • Rebel Ideas, Matthew Syed
  • Range, David Epstein
  • Reboot: A Blueprint for Happy, Human Business in the Digital Age, Jason Stockwood
  • Scoop, Evelyn Waugh
  • Scoring Points: How Tesco Continues to Win Customer Loyalty, Clive Humby, Ted Hunt and Tim Phillips
  • Secrets of Sandhill Road, Scott Kupor
  • Seeing Systems: Unlocking the Mysteries of Organisational Life, Barry Oshrey
  • Shoedog, Phil Knight
  • Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Predictions, Dan Gardner and Philip E. Tetlock
  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution, Sean Covey, Jim Huling, Chris McChesney
  • The Activist Director, Ira M. Millstein
  • The Billion Dollar Whale, Bradley Hope and Tom Wright
  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement, Eli Goldratt
  • The making of us: why school matters, Clarissa Farr
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, Ben Horowitz
  • The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, Clayton M. Christensen
  • The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company, Michael S. Malone
  • The Non-Executive Director’s Handbook, NEDA, 6th Edition
  • The Power of Not Thinking: Why We Should Stop Thinking and Start Trusting Our Bodies, Simon Roberts
  • The Power of Letting Go, John Purkiss
  • The Promise that Changes Everything, Nancy Klein
  • The Sales Accreditation Formula, Mark Roberge
  • The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t, Julia Galef 
  • The Secret Sauce: Superscale your business and empower your talent with empathetic leadership, Sam Smith
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey
  • The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good? Michael J. Sandel
  • The Virgin Banker: My Life in Finance, Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia
  • Think Again, Adam Grant
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
  • Time to Think, Nancy Kline
  • Trillion Dollar Coach, Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle  
  • Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms, Shellye Archambeau
  • What You Do Is Who You Are: How To Create Your Business Culture, Ben Horowitz
  • Where You Are Is Not Who You Are, Ursula Burns
  • Wuthering Heights, Emily BrontĂ«

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