What Successful Leaders are Reading this Summer

7 Books to Kick Start Your "Innovation Vacation"

I started my summer vacation a bit early this year: May 26. For me, creating my summer reading list is as important as buying our airfare.

Magnus and I both completed the St. John Power Swim race. We spent a week catching up with our old friend from Central Oregon, Mike Tennant, and his fellow open water swim buddies.

Everyone, including our Oregon peeps, placed top 3 in our age group. Phew! We discovered some pristine beaches, and made time to catch up on reading.

My favorite moment: the 2.3 mile finish!

Magnus & Lisa’s St. John Ferry selfie

I started building a luxurious pile of good reads in early May. I love to find titles that help me escape the everyday demands of running a business. Summer reading helps me to see the world, as Marcel Proust said, “through new eyes.”

This season, I needed some literary suggestions from my contemporaries, so I reached out to several marketing leaders. In my latest post, you’ll hear what they recommended. Click here for their favorites.

I owe thanks to those CMOs who contributed:

  • Rishi Dave of Dun & Bradstreet
  • John McCabe of Transcend Recovery Community
  • Kathy Doyle Thomas of Half Price Books
  • Nicole Wojno of UserIQ (and a founding member of the Marketing Leaders of Atlanta™)
  • Maribeth Ross of Monetate
  • Wayne St. Amand with VisualIQ (no relation to UserIQ!)
  • Ellen Dalton from Medecision

Click here for some “innovation vacation inspiration” on my HuffPost blog.

What’s in your summer reading pile? Drop me a note here, and let me know. I’ve almost finished Commonwealth.

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