A girl reading on the beach and sitting on a red beach chair with a parasol
LindaRaymondPhotography—Getty Images

3 Business Picture Books We Recommend

May 20, 2017

1. Friction: Passion Brands in the Age of Disruption

by Jeff Rosenblum and Jordan Berg

Courtesy of powerHouse Books Photograph by Michael Chini 

This slick volume by digital ad agency execs uses elegant typefaces to dress up a serious critique of modern marketing: Most ads don’t work, and brands must adapt.

2. Oh, the Meetings You’ll Go To!

by Dr. Suits

Courtesy of Penguin Random House Photograph by Michael Chini 

In this worthy update to the classic graduation gift, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, the anonymous “Dr. Suits” offers a biting but empathetic poem on entry-level jobs today. It also rhymes “hero” with “in-box zero.”

3. The Executive Coloring Book

by Marcie Hans, Dennis Altman, and Martin A. Cohen

Courtesy of Penguin Random House Photograph by Michael Chini 

First published in 1961, this is the original adult coloring book. But Zen it is not. Like an early (more stylish) “Dilbert,” it pokes fun at executive life, bidding readers, “Color my underwear important.”

A version of this article appears in the June 1, 2017 issue of Fortune with the headline "Summer Reads, but Light on Reading." We've included affiliate links in this article.

All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. FORTUNE may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.

Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Interactive Data. ETF and Mutual Fund data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Dow Jones Terms & Conditions: http://www.djindexes.com/mdsidx/html/tandc/indexestandcs.html. S&P Index data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Terms & Conditions. Powered and implemented by Interactive Data Managed Solutions