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Editor in Chief, Fast Company
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Antisocial, Andrew Marantz

“I'm finally getting around to Antisocial by Andrew Marantz. Though the book came out nearly a year ago, its exploration of hate speech, misinformation on social media, and Silicon Valley's “techno-utopian” world view feels as timely as ever.

Rodham, Curtis Sittenfeld

I always have fiction on my nightstand. Right now I'm reading Rodham by former Fast Company writer Curtis Sittenfeld, in which she imagines Hillary Clinton’s life if she never married Bill.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson

This summer my family tried to do a book club. Our first (and only) book was The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The discussions got surprisingly heated, but I was really impressed with how carefully my teenagers read the text.”

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McKinsey on Books

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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