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Jefferson Book Club: Read What the Leaders of Jeff are Reading



Looking for a good book? Here are some top picks from Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, and Stephen Spinelli, Jr., PhD, chancellor of Thomas Jefferson University.

From Dr. Klasko:

  • The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway. Galloway appropriately excites and warns of the technology disruptions and perils of “The Big Four.”
  • The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. Their previous books Switch and Made To Stick, left me with some ways to think differently.
  • Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America (* This is Not a Children’s Story: It’s Scary) by Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA. Yes, I know its shameless self-promotion (you can buy it in March), but this easy-to-read primer explains how the United States went from a fragmented, expensive, inequitable, and occasionally unsafe healthcare delivery system to being inducted into the Intergalactic Council on Healthcare by embracing creative positive disruption, debunking old myths, and yes, even sending out believable, understandable bills!

From Dr. Spinelli:

  • The New Localism by Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak. This book provides insight and guidance in understanding the emerging dynamic that the university is at the heart of individual, community, and economic development.
  • Eisenhower: Soldier and President by Stephen Ambrose. Dwight D. Eisenhower provided steady leadership across time and circumstance, and in both calm and calamity.