6 books J.P. Morgan thinks you need to read in 2017

J.P. Morgan has published a list of  ‘informative reads’ – six books it thinks you need to add to your reading list in 2017.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Holiday Reading List, J.P. Morgan announced a new, expanded iteration of its annual#NextList2017.

“The J.P. Morgan #NextList2017 is a lens to the undiscovered for our clients—and beyond,” said Darin Oduyoye, CCO for J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

“It features a range of items—from must-read non-fiction titles to the newest hits in music and Broadway as well as art and culture must-sees that we believe will enrich our clients’ lives as we enter 2017.”

In creating the #NextList2017, client advisors from J.P. Morgan offices around the globe submitted inspiring and undiscovered treasures. That list was then culled based on timeliness, quality, innovation of ideas and global client appeal, the banking group said.

“Every holiday season, our goal is to spark new ideas, thinking and conversation among our clients worldwide,” said Oduyoye. “We hope clients and employees alike will be able to find ‘what’s next’ through our list and expand their horizons.”

The #NextList2017 can be found here

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

By Clayton M. Christensen.

Clayton M. Christensen revolutionized business with his disruptive innovation theory. With Competing Against Luck, he and his co-authors Taddy Hall, Karen Dillon and David S. Duncan get to the heart of business and product development success, concluding that the only things a company needs to know about its customers are their “jobs to be done.”

This provocative approach and organized framework are at the crux of discovering the “why” behind customer choices and actions—and are the first often-missed steps toward making innovation inevitable for companies and entrepreneurs alike.

 

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders

By Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton

The world is full of wild and wondrous sites. Atlas Obscura reveals more than 700 of them in this eccentric album of odd and obscure destinations from around the world. Sure to inspire a new generation of adventure-seekers or reignite the wanderlust in any serious traveler, Atlas Obscura explores the far corners of the world, taking readers on a journey to learn about many of the world’s best kept secrets and undiscovered spots.

 

Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

By Jenny Blake

For those starting their careers, or considering a career change or even an attitude shift, but don’t know where to turn, Pivot is the ideal read. Taking a page from Silicon Valley’s age of disruption, former Google executive Jenny Blake helps readers identify and embrace their strengths and then take small steps from that solid foundation.

According to Pivot, there’s no need for risky leaps of faith. Indeed, small steps are almost always a step in the right direction.

 

Etel Adnan: The Weight of the World

By Etel Adnan

Discover the paintings, drawings, poetry, films, ceramics and tapestries of Lebanese-born Etel Adnan, called one of the most influential artists of the 21st century.

Adnan’s work explores themes of love and war, but her bright, austere art ultimately offers an antidote to the chaos, angst and cynicism so rampant around the world today. The book accompanies her current show at the Serpentine Gallery in London.

 

The Real Madrid Way: How Values Created the Most Successful Sports Team on the Planet

By Steven G. Mandis

How did Real Madrid become the most successful sports team and franchise in the world? It starts with its fans and the team’s devotion to the values those fans hold dearest. With author Steven G. Mandis, delve into why the team with the most trophies in the world’s most popular sport continues to win.

Even to the author’s surprise, success does not come from deep statistical analysis or simply accumulating the best players, but rather from how the team embodies the spirit and culture of its community—a valuable lesson for sports and global business teams alike.

 

PLANT: Exploring the Botanical World

By Phaidon

PLANT celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of the world’s plants. This richly illustrated collection will spark new appreciation for the endless variety and splendor that spring from the earth’s surface.

In addition to radiant, richly detailed photographs, PLANT features micrograph scans, watercolors and other works of art that capture organisms that are as beautiful as they are necessary.

 

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