The Startup Leader’s Summer Reading List

The first official day of summer isn’t until June 20—but with restrictions easing, we can’t be the only ones who want to start the season a bit earlier. While we’re hoping to set the sourdough starters and jigsaw puzzles aside this year, there’s one pandemic hobby we aren’t willing to give up: reading lots and lots of books.

To make sure we don’t run out of recommendations, we asked leaders in the OpenView community to tell us what’s on their summer reading list. We’re adding their new picks on top of last year’s list just in case you missed a few. And if you’ve got one to add, let us know on LinkedIn.

Books about business and leadership

Non-fiction books

Fiction books

Where to order books

If possible, please support your local bookstore (visit Bookshop.org for help finding it). And here are just a few of many that offer online ordering:

What are you reading? Share it with us on LinkedIn.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in June 2020 and updated in May 2021.

Kristin Hillery
Kristin Hillery
Managing Editor
OpenView

Kristin joined OpenView after spending over four years at InVision managing their Inside Design publication and helping build brand love as chief storyteller, lead producer and editor. Before InVision, she co-founded the digital strategy agency Four Kitchens, spent several years in the restaurant industry as a chef, and was Editor-in-Chief of the nation’s largest college humor publication, the Texas Travesty, as an undergrad at the University of Texas at Austin.
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