JPMorgan’s annual reading list has arrived. 
For the 23rd year in a row, the bank released its picks for the 10 must-read books of the summer, based on recommendations from JPMorgan client advisors around the world. 
The 2022 selection includes books on topical themes like climate change and NFTs, as well as a tome on Greek mythology and a photography collection focused on Black identity. JPMorgan said this year’s list is intended to serve as “a reminder of how core human principles like courage, creativity, curiosity and caregiving bond us, transcending borders and time.” 
Written by McKinsey & Company senior partners Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller, and Vikram Malhotra, “CEO Excellence” examines how some of the world’s most well-known CEOs lead their companies. The book includes more than two decades of research, plus interviews with top execs at Netflix , GM, Sony, and more. 
Financial Times reporter Simon Mundy traveled to 26 countries and six continents to report on the climate crisis. The book features stories from scientists, entrepreneurs, and others building a future altered by climate change. 
In her book “Being Present,” Georgetown professor Jeanine W. Turner offers strategies for navigating communication in a world where many of us feel increasingly tethered to our devices and disconnected from our peers. 
If you’re still confused by what, exactly, an NFT is, Marc Beckman is here to help. Beckman, the founder of NFT platform Truesy, created a guide to the technology that explains how NFTs came to be, how they could shape society, and how entrepreneurs can nab a piece of the pie.
Written by author Daniel H. Pink, “The Power of Regret” takes aim at the philosophy of living life without regret. What if, Pink argues, regret could be harnessed to help us lead better lives? By shifting our thinking, the book posits, regret could fuel better decision-making and higher achievement.
Amy E. Herman, a lawyer and art historian, developed an observation and communication seminar that has been used by organizations ranging from the FBI to Microsoft. In her latest book, “Fixed.,” Herman urges using art to shift your perspective and become a better problem-solver.
This illustrated book, published by the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, celebrates the art of Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and examines his creative process, storytelling, and characters. His animated work explores the themes of life, childhood, and the process of growing up.
“As We Rise” is a compilation of work by dozens of Black artists from across the globe. The selection of photos celebrates Black identity and explores the themes of beauty, self-representation, joy, and belonging. Author Teju Cole writes in the preface that “too often in the larger culture, we see images of Black people in attitudes of despair, pain, or brutal isolation. ‘As We Rise’ gently refuses that.”
In her memoir “Between the Mountain and the Sky,” author Maggie Doyne tells the story of traveling to Nepal during a gap year after high school and using her savings to open a children’s home, which eventually expanded to become a nonprofit. Her coming-of-age story examines how one person can create lasting change in the lives of many. 
German writer Gustav Schwab’s anthology of Greek myths re-examines the well-known stories for today’s world. The volume features 47 classic myths and accompanying illustrations and highlights the themes and lessons that are still relevant, even in modern times. 
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