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Dr. Jason Fox’s Five Essential Books for Pioneering Leaders

Dr. Jason Fox’s book How to Lead a Quest is a truly fantastic book, not only because of the really robust content in it but also because of the wonderful pirate swagger and adventurous style in which it is written. (If you missed my conversation with Jason last month, be sure to tune in here.) I’m so pleased that he is my guest blogger today, sharing his five essential books for pioneering leaders. Be sure to follow Jason on Twitter @DrJasonFox and check out his website

Book 1: Finite and Infinite Games

By James P. Carse

This book presents a philosophical approach essential for enduring relevance. “Only that which can change can continue.”



Book 2: Antifragile

By Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Taleb provokes better ways to think about the unpredictable nature of the future, and how to thrive amidst volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.


Book 3: Thinking, Fast and Slow

By Daniel Kahneman

This is such a recommended book, it’s now awkward for you as a leader to have not read this. It’ll awaken you to the biases that influence how you think.


Book 4: Rework

By Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

This book is gloriously succinct, offering counter-conventional advice that makes deep intuitive sense to any who pioneer.


Book 5: The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

By Oliver Burkeman

Constructive discontent is necessary for pioneering — but it can get heavy. This book offers “happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking.”


Meet Dr. Jason Fox

Dr. Jason Fox is a modern-day wizard-rogue, a leadership adviser and the bestselling author of How to Lead a Quest: A Handbook for Pioneering Executives. Dr. Fox works with senior leadership teams of Fortune 500 companies around the world to unlock meaningful progress amidst volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity, paradox and doubt.



Twitter: @DrJasonFox 

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