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Six Books on Leadership Worth Actually Reading

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Special Report - LeadershipBusiness Model GenerationBusiness Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur (Wiley; $34.95)
This manic collection of typography, photographs, sketches and graphs is actually a crowdsourced collection of expert advice designed to help you disrupt your industry. You'll learn how to think about your business in new ways, ask the right questions to find new opportunities and develop a plan for your company's evolution.
Dig Your Well Before You're ThirstyDig Your Well Before You're Thirsty: The Only Networking Book You'll Ever Need
Harvey Mackay (Currency Books; $16.95)
Mackay teaches how to network strategically without being disingenuous. He delivers a solid mix of advice and action to help build an effective network that returns on your time investment. The tone gets a little "rah-rah" at times, but this is a master networking class that goes far beyond business cards and LinkedIn invitations. And the list of 16 contacts everyone should know is just plain smart.

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