Must Read Business Books of 2017 for CIOs

As we near the end of 2017, its time to retrospect where you stand with respect to your new year resolutions. If reading was one of them and you are planning to catch up on some reading time, look no further.


We have collated and put together a mega list that comprises of lists of business books curated by some of the best. These are on topics ranging from leadership, management and innovation to culture and happiness. This mega list is a reliable one-stop guide for CIOs on the ‘must read’ business books of 2017. So, here we go.



Curated by Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and LinkedIn Influencer


1. The Choice by Edith Eger

2. The Asshole Survival Guide by Robert Sutton

3. Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

4. The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath

5. The Blue Zones of Happiness by Dan Buettner

6. Supernormal by Meg Jay

7. It Takes a Tribe by Will Dean

8. Principles by Ray Dalio

9. Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella

10. Finding My Virginity by Richard Branson

11. Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

12. The Startup Way by Eric Ries

13. Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark

14. Creating Great Choices by Jennifer Riel and Roger Martin

15. Give Work by Leila Janah

16. WTF? by Tim O’Reilly

17. The State of Affairs by Esther Perel

18. It’s All Relative by A.J. Jacobs



Curated by Financial Times and McKinsey


1. Adaptive Markets by Andrew Lo

2. Janesville by Amy Goldstein

3. The Great Leveler by Walter Scheidel

4. The One Device by Brian Merchant

5. The Spider Network by David Enrich

6. A Man for All Markets by Edward Thorp

7. Black Edge by Sheelah Kolhatkar

8. Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth

9. Economics for the Common Good by Jean Tirole

10. Grave New World by Stephen King

11. Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella

12. Move Fast and Break Things by Jonathan Taplin

13. Thank You for being Late by Thomas Friedman

14. The Driver in the Driverless Car by Vivek Wadhwa, Alex Salkever

15. The Wisdom of Finance by Mihir Desai

16. Wild Ride by Adam Lashinsky

17. Reset by Ellen Pao



Curated by Business Insider


1. Hit Makers by Derek Thompson

2. One Mission by Chris Fussell and C.W. Goodyear

3. Popular by Mitch Prinstein

4. Wild Ride by Adam Lashinsky

5. Pause by Rachael O'Meara

6. Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards

7. The New Rules of Work by Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew

8. Psyched Up by Daniel McGinn

9. The Captain Class by Sam Walker

10. Unshakeable by Tony Robbins

11. Insight by Tasha Eurich

12. Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

13. Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker

14. Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

15. Black Edge by Sheelah Kolhatkar


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