Creating a responsible business – reading list

We’re creating a new short course on how to develop a responsible business and as part of that we were set a challenge to set a reading list. My first instinct was to share my shortlist on Twitter, and that has helped to expand it greatly!

I’d love to hear your thoughts, if anything is missing or especially which book you think should be top of the list. Please do join the Twitter and send me your suggestions/feedback. 

Disclaimer: these books are a mix of books I have read and would recommend, and recommendations from trusted sources. If there’s a book you think shouldn’t be on this list, let me know. 

Less is More – Jason Hickel

The Art of Community – Charles Vogl

The Gray Rhino – Michele Wucker

Doughnut Economics – Kate Raworth

Radical Help – Hilary Cottam

This Could Be Our Future – Yancey Strickler

Poor Economics – Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo

Creating Freedom – Raoul Martinez

The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership – Jim Detheridge, Diana Chapman, Kaley Klemp

#futuregen: Lessons from a small country – Jane Davidson

Do Lead – Les McKeown

The Good Ancestor – Roman Krznaric

Post Growth: Life After Capitalism – Tim Jackson

The Second Mountain – David Brooks

Humankind – Rutger Bregman

Owning Our Future – Marjorie Kelly

Not for Bread Alone – Konosuke Matsushita 

The New Alpha – Danielle Harlan

The Empathy Edge – Maria Ross

Inspired Inc – Lisa MacCallum and Emily Brew

A Better World Inc – Alice Korngold

The Third Pillar – Raghuram Rajan

Value(s) – Mark Carney

Gloom to Boom – Dr Andrea Bonime-Blanc 

Immigration Matters – Ruth Milkman, Deepak Bhargava & Penny Lewis

Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates

Diversity, Inc – Pamela Newkirk 

Brand Spirit – Hamish Pringle & Marjorie Thompson 

Be More Pirate – Sam Conniff Allende

Let My People Go Surfing – Yvon Chouinard 

Reality Is Broken – Jane McGonigal

Do Build – Alan Moore 

Reimagining Capitalism – Rebecca Henderson 

The Spirit Level – Richard G. Wilkinson & Kate Pickett 

What is missing from this list? Get in touch if you have any recommendations and let me know if you read any from this list!