Entrepreneur’s "Must-Read" Books from Musk, Thiel, and SUPERBOSSES!

Also on lists of Top Business Books of 2016 in Inc., Forbes, and Washington Post

What People Are Saying

"Superbosses shows the incredible impact that great managers can have, both on their employees and on entire industries. Finkelstein has written a true leadership guide for the Networked Age." Reid Hoffman, co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn, co-author of The Alliance

“The best bosses—superbosses—must foster a culture of innovation, encourage smart risk taking, remove obstacles, and drive change. They demand world-class performance and empower their teams to achieve it. Superbosses gives leaders a playbook to bring out the best in their people.” Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO, GE

"Maybe you’re a decent boss. But are you a superboss? That’s the question you’ll be asking yourself after reading Sydney Finkelstein's fascinating book. By revealing the secrets of superbosses from finance to fashion and from cooking to comic books, Finkelstein offers a smart, actionable playbook for anyone trying to become a better leader.” Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human

"Superbosses is one of the most important, groundbreaking, and actionable leadership books to hit the market in years. Finkelstein has done the hard work of proving, through deep research and analysis, and showing, through colorful stories and examples, that the way the best leaders succeed is by unleashing creativity, innovation, and motivation through their approaches to hiring and management. But here's the best news—these lessons are teachable and directly applicable, whether you are a chief executive, a soccer coach, or an aspiring young professional." James M. Citrin, author, The Career Playbook and leader, Spencer Stuart’s North American CEO Practice

"This book could make some bosses angry—and that's a good thing. Finkelstein’s examination of what actually makes a legendary leader goes against the grain of much standard management "best practice" and offers a whole new way to think about talent.” Kevin Roberts, executive chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide



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Meet the Superbosses

  • Tommy Frist–HCA
  • Robert Noyce–semiconductor industry
  • Miles Davis–jazz musician
  • Alice Waters–organic food at high-end restaurants
  • Lorne Michaels–creator of Saturday Night Live
  • Ralph Lauren–designer (Read Syd Finkelstein's case study of Ralph Lauren)
  • Jorma Panula–conductor
  • Norman Brinker–restaurant industry
  • Jay Chiat–advertising
  • Michael Miles–Kraft foods
  • Bill Walsh–NFL
  • Julian Robertson–hedge funds
  • Larry Ellison–Oracle
  • Michael Milken–Drexel Burnham Lambert
  • Roger Corman–motion pictures
  • Gene Roberts–Philadelphia Inquirer
  • George Lucas–motion pictures
  • Bill Sanders–real estate

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