The Wall Street Journal asked business-school faculty “what works of fiction hold valuable lessons for those in the business world.”  Author Melissa Korn lists the responses in her recent post:

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (idealism and pragmatism)

The Love of the Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald (work/life balance)

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (“moral certainty can blind nearly as easily as it can focus”)

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (inability to integrate foreign surroundings)

My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok  (balancing creative talent with religious/cultural beliefs)

Henry V by William Shakespeare (leading during a crisis)

King Lear by William Shakespeare (succession planning)

Antigone by Sophocles (satisfying multiple stakeholders)

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