13 Summer Must-Read Business Books in 2019

Game of Thrones is ending. Summer is coming. What will you do with your time? Here is a list of thought-provoking books by top business keynote speakers to fuel your brain and get you through your GOT depression. These keynote speakers have started Fortune 500 companies, stopped infamous spies, and turned around brand name organizations.

Whatever topic you are interested in, you’ll find it below. Our top 2019 reading list includes books on leadership, marketing, teamwork, cybersecurity, habits, storytelling, social media, meetings, and more.

1) The Algorithmic Leader

In The Algorithmic Leader, futurist keynote speaker Mike Walsh prepares leaders for how to work with artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning.

2) Atomic Habits

The New York Times bestseller by personal development keynote speaker James Clear teaches readers practical takeaways on developing lifelong small habits.

3) The Best Story Wins

In his new book, former Pixar story artist and animator Matthew Luhn shares the secrets of great storytelling he learned while making blockbuster films like Toy Story.

4) Cracking Complexity

Leadership speakers David Komlos and David Benjamin crack the complexity code plaguing organizations and provide the tools to solve their thorny problems in days—not weeks or months.

5) The Execution Factor

Bestselling author and CEO of Amobee Kim Perell shows readers how to use the most important skill for success: execution.

6) Gray Day

In this Amazon bestseller, cybersecurity expert Eric O’Neill recounts how he helped take down America’s most notorious double agent, Robert Hanssen.

7) Lean Out

In leadership keynote speaker Marissa Orr’s first book, she challenges the assumptions of why women aren’t succeeding in the workplace and offers a startling answer.

8) Make Some Noise

In his first book, former Director of Communications of Harley-Davidson Ken Schmidt teaches the strategy of how Harley become a market leader.

9) The Making of a Manager

Facebook VP of Product Design Julie Zhou has created a guidebook for new leaders.

10) Platform

In top branding expert Cynthia Johnson’s new book, she teaches readers how to take control of their own personal brand.

11) The Spy in Moscow Station  

Former Associate Director of National Intelligence Eric Haseltine uses the story of a cold war double agent to show the human errors of national intelligence that persist today.

12) Surprising Science of Meetings  

Meeting researcher Steven Rogelberg breaks down why your meetings suck and how you can make them better.

13) Unstoppable Teams

Former Navy Seal Commander Alden Mills teaches the same principles of leading high-performance teams that made his company Perfect Fitness successful.