During the pandemic, business leaders have had to struggle with unprecedented problems and take radical decisions to keep their company afloat. Here are five must-read books about business during a pandemic recommended by established leaders.
Leaders in crisis situations need to confront uncomfortable questions. And who better to offer advice than Michael Sandel, the Harvard philosophy professor who The New York Times describes as the person who can “help us grapple with the unexpected and uncomfortable questions that history delivers us.”
This book, one of a number examining the specific business impacts of COVID-19, is a well-researched analysis of the pandemic’s long-term effect on business over the next 10 to 20 years. The book explores different ways the pandemic has exposed enterprise vulnerabilities and offers recovery advice based on learnings from the financial crisis of 2008-2009.
Recommended by former Pepsico chairman, Indra Nooyi, “Winning Now, Winning Later” serves as a playbook for leaders face with the need to achieve both short and long term success.
Leaders have to think beyond the current challenges to ensure their business is future ready. “Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World” gives a glimpse of what leaders can expect going forward. Gartner recommends the book to CIOs of mid-size companies who need to have an informed perspective of the economic, political, and technological consequences of the pandemic.
Leaders who have made their businesses more resilient during the pandemic should look at a looming challenge. In “How to Avoid Climate Disaster” Bill Gates analyzes the problem from a technology standpoint. providing business leaders with practical inspiration on how we might achieve zero-emissions.