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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond

“A book that captures the stories of loss and poverty in 2008 and 2009. As we stare into the implications of the current global health crisis, this book takes on a new relevance.”

Exhalation: Stories, Ted Chiang

“Stories to make you think and pause. Good for weeknight reading to stretch your brain after a long day of video meetings.”

All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

“This is one of the books I am bringing to a long weekend in Lake Tahoe. It seems an ideal summer-reading book that transports you to another time. It is also is on my eldest son’s high-school summer-reading list. The last book we read together was Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.”

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Explore 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.

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


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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