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The Vanishing Half: A Novel, Brit Bennett

“I’m committed to reading more fiction this year—my reading budget has been dominated by nonfiction for years. This racial-inequity-focused novel is the one that has been recommended over and over by people I trust.”

Citizen Reporters: S.S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine That Rewrote America, Stephanie Gorton

“I’m cheating here slightly: I recently finished this book and wanted to sing its praises. Gorton tells the story of the rise and fall of McClure’s—once the most influential magazine in the world—and its corruption-fighting journalists, particularly Ida Tarbell. It’s a fascinating look at America in the late 1800s, corporate culture, and the birth of the magazine industry.”

The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy, Stephanie Kelton

“I keep seeing conversations about modern monetary theory show up in my LinkedIn feed. Time to get smart about it.”

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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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