Descubra os livros que os CEOs estão lendo

De Satya Nadella, da Microsoft, a Fabio Schvartsman, da Vale, veja a lista da consultoria com o que os líderes das grandes empresas têm lido

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SÃO PAULO – Uma forma de se manter atualizado e progredir na carreira é ler muito. Descobrir os livros que têm agradado alguns dos maiores CEOs do mundo pode ser um bom começo. A McKinsey perguntou a alguns deles quais livros os têm mantido ocupados recentemente.

De Satya Nadella, da Microsoft, a Fabio Schvartsman, da Vale, veja a lista da consultoria com o que os líderes das grandes empresas têm lido.

Alain Bejjani, da Majid Al Futtaim Holding

 – Serial Innovators: Firms That Change the World – Claudio Feser (John Wiley & Sons, 2011)

– Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World – Adam Grant (Penguin Books, 2017)

– The Human Comedy: Selected Stories – Honoré de Balzac (New York Review Books Classics, 2014)

– The Rock of Tanios – Amin Maalouf (Grasset, 1993)

  • – Journaux: 1912–1940 – Stefan Zweig (Belfond, 1996) 

General Sir Nick Carter, chief of the General Staff, British Army


– Churchill: The Power of Words – Martin Gilbert (Da Capo Press, 2012)

– Fighting Talk: Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy – Colin S. Gray (Potomac Books, 2009)

– Sun Tzu: The Art of War for Managers: 50 Strategic Rules Updated for Today’s Business – Gerald A. Michaelson and Steven W. Michaelson (Adams Media, 2010)

Jamie Dimon, do JPMorgan Chase

– Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari (Harper, 2015)

Tony Elumelu, chairman, Heirs Holdings


– Leading Change – John P. Kotter (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012)

– Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done – Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan (Crown Business, 2002)

– Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap . . . and Others Don’t – Jim Collins (Harper Business, 2001)

Herman Gref, do Sberbank

  • Great People Decisions: Why They Matter So Much, Why They Are So Hard, and How You Can Master Them
  • – Claudio Fernandez-Araoz (John Wiley & Sons, 2007)

– What You Got Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful! – Marshall Goldsmith (Profile Books, 2008)

– Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization – Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright (Harper Business, 2008)


– Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers—David Perlmutter, MD (Little, Brown and Company, 2013)

– The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be—Moisés Naím (Basic Books, 2014)

Drew Houston, Dropbox

– Sam Walton: Made in America—Sam Walton (Bantam, 1993)

– The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World—Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen (MIT Press, 2016)

– Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values – Robert M. Pirsig (William Morrow, 2005)

Gail Kelly, member of the Group of Thirty and former CEO, Westpac

– Lab Girl – Hope Jahren (Vintage, February 2017)

– Pachinko – Min Jin Lee (Grand Central Publishing, February 2017)

– The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics – Daniel James Brown (Penguin Books, 2014)

Andrew Liveris, the Dow Chemical Company

– Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder – Arianna Huffington (Harmony, 2015)

– The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press, 2016)

  • – The Quantum Spy – David Ignatius (W. W. Norton & Company, November 2017)
  • Francisco Pérez Mackenna, Quiñenco
  • The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds—Michael Lewis (W. W. Norton & Company, 2016)

    Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal—Eugene Soltes (PublicAffairs, 2016)

    Life After Life—Kate Atkinson (Reagan Arthur Books, 2013)

    Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology—Jim Al-Khalili & Johnjoe McFadden (Crown, 2014)

    Boom Towns: Restoring the Urban American Dream—Stephen J. K. Walters (Stanford University Press, 2014)

    David McKay, Royal Bank of Canada

  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis—J. D. Vance (Harper, 2016)

    Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines—Thomas H. Davenport and Julia Kirby (Harper Business, 2016)

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind—Yuval Noah Harari (Harper, 2015)

    Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination—Adam Lashinsky (Portfolio, May 2017)

    Satya Nadella, da Microsoft

  • Leonardo da Vinci—Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster, October 2017)

    Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality—Jaron Lanier (Henry Holt and Co., November 2017)

    Exit West—Mohsin Hamid (Riverhead Books, March 2017)

    Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City—Matthew Desmond (Broadway Books, February 2017)

     Maria Ramos, do Barclays Africa

  • – The Gene: An Intimate History – Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner, 2016)

    – Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies – Nick Bostrom (Oxford University Press, 2014)

    – The Ministry of Utmost Happiness – Arundhati Roy (Knopf, June 2017)

     Fabio Schvartsman, da Vale

  • – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari (Harper, 2015)

    – Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike – Phil Knight (Scribner, 2016)

    – Sigmund Freud en son temps et dans le nôtre – Élisabeth Roudinesco (Seuil, 2014)

    Sir Martin Sorrell, da WPP

  • – Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency—James Andrew Miller (Custom House, 2016)

    – Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes—Richard Davenport-Hines (HarperCollins, 2015)

    – Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future—Ashlee Vance (Ecco, 2015)

    Dominic Barton, global managing partner, McKinsey & Company

  • – The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future – Kevin Kelly (Viking, 2016)

    – Easternization: Asia’s Rise and America’s Decline from Obama to Trump and Beyond – Gideon Rachman (Other Press, April 2017)

    – Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow – Yuval Noah Harari (Harper, February 2017)