Good to Great
The first business book that we read cover to cover. Jim Collins’ research showed that the best leaders put their team and their business above themselves, never seeing themselves as kingmakers. We used to never really get that; who wouldn’t want to be king? Now, we get it: we fund ourselves, appraise ourselves, and answer to our investee companies and ourselves. One more thing: if you get the right people on the bus, the strategy will look after itself. In short, people and lack of egos are well recommended.