Need last-minute holiday gifts? Check out our Recommended Reading List! (Some of them might surprise you)

by Ryan on December 22, 2011

Do you need last-minute holiday gifts for that special MUNer in your life?

Check out Best Delegate’s Recommended Reading List!

The Best Delegate Team put together a list of our favorite books that helped us succeed in Model UN when we were students, but our choices might surprise you!

None of the books on this list mention Model UN (only one has anything to do with the UN), but they certainly helped us as delegates, conference organizers, and students leaders, and they continue to help us now in our careers.

Take a look!

(Note: These are all Amazon-affiliated links.)

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For delegates who want to improve their caucusing (and networking) skills:

Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

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For students who want others to pay attention to their speeches in committee
(and for teachers who want their students to pay attention in class!):

Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath

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For head delegates who use PowerPoint to train their teams
(and generally anyone who makes presentations):

Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds

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For writing position papers, resolutions, personal essays, and pretty much anything in Modern English, this is the only writing guide you’ll ever need:

The Elements of Style by Strunk and White

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For advisors who want to teach their students about the UN:

Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations by Stephen Schlesinger

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For anyone who has to lead a Model UN program:

Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun

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For advisors and student leaders who want to build
a great Model UN conference, team, or program:

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins

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For conference organizers who want to recruit great staff:

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

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For the Secretary-General:

Aesop and the CEO: Powerful Business Lessons from Aesop and America’s Best Leaders

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For high school students applying to college
(especially seniors who’re still finishing college applications!):

A is for Admission by Michele Hernandez

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And for Best Delegate fans who ask why KFC and I quit our jobs for Model UN:

The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

What are your favorite Model UN-related books? Let us know in the comments!

  • Hafiz Dhanani

    +1 for the Four Hour Work Week and Never Eat Alone. Great reads!

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