Anthony D. Romero

Executive director, ACLU
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Manifesto for a Moral Revolution, Jacqueline Novogratz

Manifesto for a Moral Revolution is a book for leaders who are struggling with leadership at this unique juncture in history—which is every self-aware leader. Written by Jacqueline Novogratz, the book provides real insights and inspiration. It tries to erase the gap between “bottom line” people and “better world” people. It is also beautifully written and enraptures.”

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Terrance Hayes

The End of Policing, Alex S. Vitale

The Human Stain, Philip Roth

Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City, Wes Moore

Democracy If We Can Keep It, Ellis Cose

Men in the Off Hours, Anne Carson

Caravaggio, Howard Hibbard

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Explore our Author Talks series of interviews, this month’s best-selling business books prepared exclusively for McKinsey Publishing by NPD, and a collection of books by McKinsey authors on the management issues that matter, from leadership and talent to digital transformation, corporate finance, and more.

Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, 7th edition

At the crossroads of corporate strategy and finance lies valuation. This book enables everyone, from the budding professional to the seasoned manager, to excel at measuring and maximizing shareholder and company value.

Fast Times: How digital winners set direction, learn, and adapt

Winning in the digital age requires both lightning speed and thoughtful deliberation. Companies able to master this paradox are emerging as today's winners. Those that can't will be sold for parts.

Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick

– The new book on how to beat the odds with a bold strategy

Acknowledgments

It takes a village to curate amazing lists from this rather busy group of leaders from all over the world. We would like to thank Nikhil Deogun, Mitra S. Kalita, Gabriella Stern, Rebecca Lowell Edwards, Steve Lipin, Sara Blask, Karen Wickre, Ailish Campbell, Anya Schiffrin, Tom Weber, Shernaz Daver, Jose Zamora, and Judi Mackey for their help.

Within McKinsey Global Publishing, Mike Borruso, Heather Byer, Philip Mathew, Louis Vizzi, Dan Redding, and Torea Frey were instrumental in making this year’s list come alive.

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