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Last Updated: October 12, 2016

Throughout July and August, we asked various librarians throughout British Columbia for their business book recommendations and received an onslaught of responses.


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To share their suggestions with our SBA audience, we tweeted out one #summerreadingreco each day using the hashtag #sbalibrary. In the end, the entire list was 80 titles large, but if you're just looking for some light reading, below are the ten most popular titles from the summer 2016 list. Most are available through the UBC library catalogue or can be found at your local library.

  1. How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention and Discovery by Kevin Ashton recommended by @Innovation_Lib

  2. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain recommended by @CathyCavern and @VPL

  3. Creativity Inc.: Overcomine the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull recommended by @Kel_librarians and @VPL

  4. Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin recommended by @UBCOLibrary

  5. Poke the Box: When was the Last Time you did Something for the First Time? by Seth Godin recommended by @nvdpl

  6. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman recommended by @VPL

  7. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein recommended by @VCCLib

  8. The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Business by Eric Ries recommended by @UBCOLibrary

  9. Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confession of the Creative Mind by Biz Stone (Co-founder of Twitter) recommended by @Kel_librarians

  10. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel recommended by @burnabypl

If you are looking for more business book recommendations, check out our Business Books blog from Irena Trebic our Business Reference Librarians at David Lam Research Management Library, or visit your local library. Don't be shy, librarians love helping patrons locate resources!

Thank you to SFU Library, Vancouver Community College Library, West Vancouver Public Library, UBC Innovation Library, UBC Okanagan Library, Vancouver Island University Library, Surrey Public Libraries, Burnaby Public Libraries, Prince George Public Library, Vancouver Public Library, Kelowna Public Library, Douglas College Library, North Vancouver Public Library, David Lam Library and Okanagan College Library for participating in this innitiative and for adding titles to your list.

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