The CFO Essential Summer Reading List

Chief Financial Officers use summer vacations to get caught up on their reading.  

Jack is a Senior Contributor to Forbes CFO Network.  An excerpt below.

Summer is here. And while the activities we have enjoyed in years past may be put on hold this season, there is one activity that we should all continue to embrace: summer reading. Now, more than ever, busy executives need time to themselves to recharge the batteries, and few activities are better than reading a great book under the sun.

Chief Financial Officers are voracious readers, though the demands of their careers make it challenging to do so consistently. Summer vacation is an ideal time for executives to catch-up on books they have missed during busier times.  I asked a group of CFOs to identify at least two books they plan to read this summer: one that was focused business, and for leisure.  A summary of their recommendations follows:

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About Jack McCullough

Jack McCullough is a recognized thought leader in the field of financial leadership, with a career that has included CFO positions at 26 companies. He founded the CFO Leadership Council, a global organization dedicated to empowering senior financial executives through innovative professional development programs and peer networking. His other accomplishments include chairing the MIT Sloan CFO Summit, and creating the vision behind CFO Week, a one-of-a-kind learning and networking experience jointly executed by the CFO Leadership Council and MIT Sloan. He is a contributor to, where he writes for the CFO Network on challenges and opportunities facing financial leaders.  He is an entertaining and insightful public speaker, and has spoken to thousands of CFOs, and is frequently contacted by members of the media who appreciate his candor, insight and wit.

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