First we asked LinkedIn Influencers what books transformed their livesthen we asked you. LinkedIn members have shared the books that inspire them.
First we asked LinkedIn influencers to talk about the books that changed them. Then we asked you.
LinkedIn members discussed these transformational books and added their own favorites to the list. Get your holiday reading list up to snuff and get inspired about your career.
Mandelas Way It is very simple; He saw the innate hidden aspirations in his people - to be equal. And to bring that aspiration to reality - he struggled. Till he - got success. Pramod Kumar Srivastava Consultant-CEO PKS Management Consultants
The Alchemist I loved everything about this book and the lessons it imparted about listening to the messages around you and not ignoring the voice inside you. This is one of those books you have to read time and time again. J. Magnolia Salas Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Syracuse University Career Services
7 Habits of Highly Effective People I like to reread Covey's book every year because it's a chance to reflect and think of one good habit to add and one bad one to remove from my life. Year by year I see improvement by living the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People. Scott Grams Director of Sales and Client Services PropelMG
How To Win Friends & Influence People The basic idea of understanding your customer in depth is a brilliant yet obvious and often overlooked concept. Barney P. Popkin Environmental Assessment Consultant AECOM
Atlas Shrugged Atlas Shrugged may well be one of the most hated, or most loved and influential books, depending on your viewpoint. Personally, I dont believe the novel deserved some of the harsh reviews critics has lavished on it. Rand was a good writer who skillfully used fiction to promote her Objectivist philosophy. She was a bit ahead of her time, but also very much a woman of her time. There is much to admire about her, and also much to disagree with. Donna Greiner Creative Director GOLO, LLC
Les Misrables "I read Les Misrables when about 11, and have reread it every few years since for almost 40 years. It teaches us the importance of justice, redemption, words with actions, commitment and endurance, faithfulness and love. And it's a great story." Chris Burton Sales Manager Vodafone Group
Team of Rivals Lincoln's understanding of people, of the necessity to listen, to bring divergent opinions into the conversation and take decisive action on what he learned are all things we should learn from ourselves. A brilliant book and lesson. Ross Gibson Senior VP, Global Human Resources at World Learning
As a Man Thinketh As a Man Thinketh by James Allen. It's a short, pithy read advocating a change in thought process to change outcome. A pioneer book in self help which has been a book of empowerment and insight for me; I sing it's effectiveness whenever I can! Erika Powell-Burson Director Enterprise Policy Program, Fidelity Investments