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National Read A Book Day: A Look Into Nasdaq’s Bookshelf

On National Read A Book Day, we celebrate book lovers everywhere. Whether it’s for education, self-help, or leisure, our Nasdaq executives share their best reads of the year so far and why these are their favorite selections.

At Nasdaq, we encourage inclusive growth. We also believe in the power of storytelling, which can help create a window into a new world and convey knowledge with limitless potential. On National Read A Book Day, we celebrate book lovers everywhere. Whether it’s for education, self-help, or leisure, our Nasdaq executives share their best reads of the year so far and why these are their favorite selections.

Take a look below and find out if any of these reads made your list as well:

1. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

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The current macro environment presents unique challenges to team dynamics. “Extreme Ownership” is about overcoming adversity and maximizing the performance of your team.
Jeremy Skule, Chief Strategy Officer

2. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

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The Midnight Library is clever and heart-tugging. I love finding a book that makes me think about things differently.   It was a quick and enjoyable read – great for an afternoon at the beach!
Ann Dennison, Chief Financial Officer

3. The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson

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This book shows you how the tenacious pursuit of the smallest things can lead to the biggest outcomes.
Brian Buckley, Chief Marketing Officer

4. Black Software by Charlton D. McIlwain

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The book highlights ways digital technology (i.e., social media) have amplified and used as a critical platform to fight against racial injustice around the world.
Lubens Bonhomme, IT Audit Director

5. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

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Pachinko is a great vacation read - it takes you away to another time and place with plenty of intrigue.
Karen Snow, SVP, Head of East Coast Listings and Capital Services

6. Trillion Dollar Coach by Bill Campbell

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This is an amazing story of Bill Campbell who was the business coach for the executive teams at Apple, Google, and Intuit. Such an amazing story of how some of the greatest companies on Nasdaq came to be!
Jeff Thomas, SVP, Corporate Services

7. One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak

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A bit of humor is most needed in emotionally trying times such as these (pandemic, human challenges such as the kind in Afghanistan).
Supriya Jha, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

8. Heart of Business by Hubert Joly

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A wonderfully insightful and motivating book about leading with purpose, and putting people first. I shared the recommendation with my entire team. There is something in this book for everyone.
Lauren Dillard, EVP, Investment Intelligence

 

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