The “Well-Balanced Meal” MBA Reading List
It’s clear that we need much better MBA Reading Lists. If these are the books that we’re telling our students to read, these are the books that are going to inform their perspectives—these are the books that are going to give them templates and mental models and prototypes about what types of business leaders they should be.
So I decided to compile a different list that I’ll circulate to my students and colleagues at other business schools—a list of books on topics that I think MBA students really should know something about, in broad strokes… in marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, leadership, operations, and so on.
In compiling this list, I’ve gotten input from a diverse set of CEOs, organizational scholars, and workplace leaders—and importantly, in putting together this list, I include voices and perspectives that go beyond just white males. So that our students may someday lead with these perspectives in mind too.
So without further ado, here’s my “let’s fill our students’ minds up with a wide range of perspectives” MBA reading list. Also known as the “Well-Balanced Meal” MBA reading list. I’m hoping that this is a much better “well-balanced” list of readings that provides a well-rounded set of perspectives.