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What books should MBA students be sure to read? That’s the question Business Insider asked the nation’s top-rated MBA professors in this article. Charlene Walters, vice provost for the Digital Entrepreneurship MBA program at Strayer University, weighed in with her top 5 books for MBA students.
Walters considers this “…an essential book on leadership for entrepreneurs and business professionals. Sinek discusses the value of servant leadership and creating an environment of trust and inspiration in order to propel your business and your team forward."
Leaders Eat Last explores:
Why did this book make Walters’ top five? “It's a straightforward, entertaining, and easy-to-digest book regarding basic economic principles,” she says. “It has real-world applications that students can grasp and enjoy."
The revised and updated 2019 edition of Naked Economics includes:
Walters recommends this book because, “…it gives a tremendous amount of insight regarding the future outlook of specific industries and the entrepreneurial opportunities that will present themselves as a result."
In Unscaled you will:
Walters chose this book because “…it is so critical for business pros to be able to present data in a way that is digestible and entertaining, in order to persuade customers and other stakeholders."
Storytelling with Data helps you learn:
TED Talks have become the gold standard for public speaking, and this book explores the strategies that make presentations engaging and influential. “Talk Like TED is one of my favorites simply for the importance of mastering communication and persuasion as an entrepreneur, and the wonderful examples and tips it provides,” Walters says.
You can benefit from these books whether you’re already an MBA student, you’re considering the Strayer Digital Entrepreneurship MBA program, or are simply looking for some great business reads.
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