Sixty Recommended Books That Global Changemakers Are Reading In 2019

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Throughout 2019 we have been immersed in conversation with global social enterprise leaders, eager to learn from their projects & ideas that create positive impact in the world.

We have discovered their beginnings, identified challenges and unlocked the insights that fuel a common drive to create change. We were also able to access the sources of their inspiration, many of them resting on their bedside tables.

So here’s the most inspiring reads, recommended by world-leading global change makers during the first half of 2019 in our social impact podcast series.

Uncover inspiration and share this list with others to keep turning ideas into maximum positive impact!

 

 “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”

- Harry Truman


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Banker to the Poor by Mohammad Yunus

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Building A Story Brand by Donald Miller

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Three

Good To Great by Jim Collins

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Originals by Adam Grant

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The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

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Dual Transformation by Scott Anthony, Clarke Gilbert and Mark Johnson

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Nine

The Value of Everything by Mariana Mazzucato

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Ten

Why Nations Fail by James Robinson and Daron Acemoglu

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Eleven

Chapter One by Daniel Flynn

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Twelve

The Prosperity Paradox by Clayton M. Christensen, Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon

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Thirteen

Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth by Buckminster Fuller

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Fourteen

Work Rules by Laszlo Bock

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Fifteen

Reinventing Organisations by Frederick Laloux

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Sixteen

Radical Candor by Kim Scott

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Eighteen

The Diamond Cutter by Geshe Michael Roche and Lama Christie McNally

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Nineteen

The Other Side of the Frontier by Henry Reynolds

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Twenty

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

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21. Social and Solidarity Economy The World’s Economy with a Social Face, 1st Edition by Sara Calvo, Andres Morales and Yanni Zikidis

22. Against Elections - The Case for Democracy by David Van Reybrouck

23. ConBody by Coss Marte

24. The Responsible Company by Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley

25. Out of the Bag by Museum of Design Zurich

26. Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle by Dan Senor and Saul Singer

27. A Rightful Place by Noel Pearson

28. Understanding Social Enterprise by Rory Ridley-Duff and Mike Bull

29. A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship, edited by Anne de Bruin and Simon Teasdale

30. Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

31. Keating by Kerry O'Brien

32. When They Call You A Terrorist by Patrisse Cullors

33. Atomic Habits by James Clear

34. The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Thompson

35. Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

36. Permaculture: A Designer's Manual by Bill Mollison

37. Start With Why by Simon Sinek

38. Getting Things Done by David Allen

39. Sprint by Jake Knapp

40. Depression Quest by Zoë Quinn

41. That Dragon, Cancer

42. Life On Air by David Attenborough

43. The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson

44. Giving Voice to Values by Mary Gentile

45. The Innovator’s Guide to Growth by Scott Anthony, Mark Johnson, Joseph Sinfield and Elizabeth Altman

46. Deep Work by Cal Newport

47. Woman Code by Alissa Vitti

48. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

49. Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

50. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

51. Do the KIND Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposefully, Live Passionately by Daniel Lubetzky

52. Begging for Change by Robert Egger

53. What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael Sandel

54. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

55. Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols

56. Wild Power by Alexander Pope, Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer

57. Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard

58. The Power Of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath

59. Becoming by Michelle Obama

60. The Greatest Estate by Bill Gammage


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