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By Eric Barker
June 10, 2015
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Barker is the author of Barking Up The Wrong Tree

So far I’ve done interviews with 22 experts on various fields from happiness, to expertise, to influence and irrationality.

I’ve asked most of them which books they highly recommend.

Which ones got mentioned most often?

The Top Books Experts Recommend:

Books Experts Recommend – By Topic

Leadership

Gautam Mukunda, professor at Harvard Business School and author of Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter recommends:

Power

Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor at Stanford MBA school and author of Power: Why Some People Have It and Others Don’t recommends:

Networking

Adam Grant, professor at Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success recommends:

Marketing and Advertising

Ramit Sethi, author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich, recommends:

Expertise

Cal Newport, professor at Georgetown and author of So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love, recommends:

Happiness

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project recommends:

Human Behavior

Michael Norton, professor at Harvard Business School and author of Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending recommends:

Influence and Persuasion

Robert Cialdini, author of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, recommends:

Charisma

Olivia Fox Cabane, author of The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism recommends:

Irrationality

Dan Ariely, professor at Duke University and author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions recommends:

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This piece originally appeared on Barking Up the Wrong Tree.

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