When we look to better our lives, seek change, or improve our health, where do we turn? Books. Just one good one can radically change your thought process, help you make a big decision, cure you, spark a new idea, or bring happiness and peace into your life. Those who have experienced the transformative power of a good book know how persuasive the written word can be on our physical, emotional, and physiological selves. It turns out our greatest mentors do, too. We tapped some of our favorite female leaders to share the book that helped shape their career, sparked a new direction, or represented a pivotal moment that changed the course of their professional lives.
Venture Deals by Jason Mendelson and Brad Field ($20 and up)
The Buddha Walks Into the Office by Lodro Rinzler ($12)