As you pack your bags for your beach vacation and need some reading material during a little time off, be sure to include a book that can yield insights in your professional life. We have gathered a list of summer suggestions

David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell. There is something compelling about an underdog story. With his characteristic candor and curiosity, Gladwell explores the way we respond to obstacles and how that leads to our success or failure.

The Agile College: How Institutions Successfully Navigate Demographic Changes by Nathan D. Grawe. Colleges must be responsive to the shifting needs of their students and communities. Following up on his seminal work Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education, Grawe offers a blueprint for colleges to respond and thrive.

Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less by Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao. How do you transform a small venture into a broadening enterprise? Sutton and Rao are professors at Stanford, who bring a data-driven approach through case studies to this engaging book.

The Engaged Scholar: Expanding the Impact of Academic Research in Today’s World by Andrew J. Hoffman. How can colleges and universities translate their academic expertise into benefits to the community? Hoffman offers his suggestion for how colleges can expand their social impact.

What are you reading this summer? Share your suggestions with us on social media.