Cutting-edge jobs think chief innovation, strategy and data officers are on the rise at banks and other lenders, and they are drawing free-thinking, tech-savvy candidates from inside and outside of financial services. American Banker asked several of them to recommend a book or other piece of writing that helped them tackle jobs that often were created from scratch.
"<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Mind-Gym-Athletes-Guide-Excellence/dp/0071395970" target="_blank">Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence</a>" by Gary Mack
"One of the main lessons is the importance of eliminating the 'noise,' focusing only on what you can control, and visualizing success. In the context of the current market environment, where the headlines are dominated by factors out of our control (geopolitical instability, questions about the health of the economy, etc.) I find that focusing on what I can control is critical to being able to do the job I need to do." Timothy Spence, chief strategy officer, Fifth Third Bancorp