I am not sure why this fascinates me but it does. See below. It must have to do with me being intensely curious about what is on CEOs' minds. I also think it is a great example for others to follow about doing something every year that adds value to one's work and personal life. Let's hope that more female-authored books make the list since I read elsewhere that many of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's literary tastes, judging from his Facebook page, run mostly to nonfiction works written by men.
All of this reminds me of a few CEO examples. I recall a CEO who started a book club among his senior management team so they could all expand their horizons together. And when I was at my prior agency, our terrific CEO Chris Komisarjevsky used to give us books when we had our management team dinners. I found that gesture very meaningful because it reinforced the importance of ideas which was always on his agenda for the firm. Additionally, the books served as signals about what we should be thinking about to succeed as a team.
So Zuckerberg's 2015 resolution is a good one. The other day I was talking to a communications person about the First 100 Days of their new CEO and told him a story about a new CEO who was somewhat worried that when he showed up at HQ to park his car that he'd see a sea of same cars in the parking lot. I bet many Facebook employees are following Zuckerberg's book lead.