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Whether you’re a startup founder seeking advice to guide your journey or an exec who’s always challenging herself to become a better leader, you can probably find the proper inspiration in one of the thousands of business books published every year.
To save you the trouble of sifting through each and every one of them, we’ve previously narrowed down the huge category to the most influential books, the books CEOs recommend reading, and the best books of 2018 so far.
A group of people who no doubt have some thoughts about the business and leadership books you should read are MBA students, so I asked some MBA alumni about the books that have actually stuck with them long past business school.
After graduating from the top business schools in the country, they’ve gone on to found successful startups or lead business development, analytics, and product strategy at their respective companies.
With all the clutter in the world of business publishing, these MBA-recommended books are worth more than one read. They contain insights and lessons that are applicable in real business situations, from strategy and negotiations to team-building and company culture.