This is the second part of our two-episode conversation discussing which books individuals should read at varying parts of their career.

In this episode, we turn our focus to the characteristics of the best reading material books, particularly for young & upcoming business leaders.

Larry Gennari, Alex Graham, and Alison Jones join us again to discuss:

  • Best books to read early in one’s career
  • The value of developing a reading habit
  • Why there is a shortage—so far—of business books written by women
  • How to read and retain the highlights of great books

Alison Jones has more than 25 years of experience with leading publishers. She’s also the founder of Practical Inspiration Publishing & host of The Extraordinary Business Book Club podcast. Lastly, she’s written and edited several books, including This Book Means Business.

Larry Gennari is a co-founder of Gennari Aronson, LLP. He’s also the chief curator for Authors & Innovators, and writes a regular column about business books for the Boston Business Journal.

Alex Graham is an investment banker with over 30 years’ experience. He was previously on the board of the Writers’ Trust of Canada, and is the creator and leader of a popular book club for business leaders in Toronto.

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