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KDI School Bookshelf #2: Book Recommendations by Alumni

03 Feb, 2021 KDIS News Center 1,347

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader” – Margaret Fuller.

Looking for more good books to read? Browsing bestseller lists on the internet? KDI School Alumni recommend books which enable us to become a future leaders. If you have run out of books to read, look through this alumni reading lists!


11. The Class by Erich Segal

There is a place for someone to stand on the Earth if he/she could work hard. (Zaw Lynn Dwe, 2015 MPP)




12. The End of Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing and Live a Fulfilled Life by Petr Ludwig & Adela Schicker

Have an open mind, use critical thinking, and never stop learning. (Dana Aleksic, 2010 MPP/ED)



13. The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

Use your time effectively not only to get good grade but also to have a good network. (Mas Ayu Nila Anggraini Octaviana, 2019 MPP)





14. The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations by Barry Posner & James M. Kouzes

This book will allow students to stay current, relevant, and effective in any organization. (Ramona Davis-Wells, 2018 MPP)



15. The New Secrets of CEOs: 200 Global Chief Executives on Leading by Andrew Cave & Steve Tappin

This book provides mechanisms for learning authors’ traits. (Nelson Njue, 2009 MPP)




16. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

This book explains how fast thinking and judgement work. (Sahobiddini Mamurboy, 2018 MPM)





17. This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

That anyone can become whomsoever they want to be. (Emmanuel Kapee, 2018 MDP)





18. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu & James A. Robinson

This book gives much greater insights about the existing inequality and poverty in the world. (Yanuar Imbiyono, 2015 MPP)




19. Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Stay healthy wherever you are, and don’t forget to get a good night’s sleep! (Dongyun Kang, 2009 MPP)




20. World Order by Henry Kissinger

Kissinger aims to provide a window into today’s struggling framework of international order. (Rahmatullah Sameem, 2018 MDP)


The Globe – KDI School Yearzine 2020