CURATE BOOK CLUB: Executive Roundtable Reading Lists

Inspired by the high-level, cross-disciplinary conversation of HSMAI’s Curate event, the Curate Book Club interviews the authors of new and recent books that are relevant to hospitality sales, marketing, and revenue optimization leaders. Read previous Curate Book Club interviews here. This month, we present suggested reading from participants in HSMAI’s recent Chief Sales Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and Chief Revenue Officer Executive Roundtables.


  • The Bowden Way: 50 Years of Leadership Wisdom, by Bobby Bowden with Steve Bowden
  • The Good Boss: 9 Ways Every Manager Can Support Women at Work, by Kate Eberle Walker
  • The Guns of August, by Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Is This Anything?, by, Jerry Seinfeld
  • Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life, by Jim Kwik
  • Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours, by Shirzad Chamine
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Seeing Yourself as Others Do: Authentic Executive Presence at Any Stage of Your Career, by Thomas Mungavan and Carol Keers
  • Selling With Noble Purpose: How to Drive Revenue and Do Work That Makes You Proud, by Lisa Earle McLeod
  • Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business, by Danny Meyer
  • Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played, by L. Jon Wertheim
  • The 10 Laws of Trust: Building the Bonds That Make a Business Great, by Joel Peterson with David A. Kaplan
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris


  • The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, by Dan Buettner
  • Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras
  • The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted, by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas Campbell
  • Compassion Inc.: Unleashing the Power of Empathy in Life and Business, by Gaurav Sinha
  • The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, by Gary Chapman
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don’t, by Jim Collins
  • Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl
  • The McKinsey Way: Using the Techniques of the World’s Top Strategic Consultants to Help You and Your Business, by Ethan Rasiel
  • The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t, by Robert I. Sutton
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
  • A Promised Land, by Barack Obama
  • The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, by Kate Moore
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey
  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead, various editions


  • The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
  • The Analytic Hospitality Executive: Implementing Data Analytics in Hotels and Casinos, by Kelly A. McGuire
  • Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done, by Jon Acuff
  • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement, by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don’t, by Jim Collins
  • How to Write One Song: Loving the Things We Create and How They Love Us Back, by Jeff Tweedy
  • The Infinite Game, by Simon Sinek
  • My Own Words, by Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg
  • Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, by Simon Sinek
  • Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration, by Simon Sinek
  • Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World, by Fareed Zakaria
  • Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal With Change in Your Work and in Your Life, by Spencer Johnson

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