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updated 7/5/2012 6:18:57 AM ET 2012-07-05T10:18:57

Stepping away from your startup, if only for a few hours at the beach, can be important for a healthy lifestyle and a thriving business. Feeling guilty for taking a break? Stay in a productive mindset this summer by picking up favorites recommended by successful entrepreneurs. From lessons in leadership to controlling fear, their picks might be just what you need to recharge.

Clayton M. Christensen

Caterina Fake

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Sun Tzu

W. Edwards Deming

M. Scott Peck

William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White

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