Summary: Some of the world’s most successful people have given us a list of their favorite books to read.
Successful people continually teach us how important learning is. They understand that personal growth aids their ability to be successful in their many ventures. Many successful people read books to relax at the end of a stressful day.
CEO and founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos lists this book by Kazuo Ishiguro as one of his favorite books.
Morgan Stanley CEO and chairman James Gorman finds great inspiration in this story of amateurs that accomplished their goals.
- The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be
Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook has a goal to read a book every two weeks, and he started with this book.
This was one of Steve Jobs’ favorite books and stated that it deeply influenced him.
Tim Cook of Apple recommends this book to new employees and gives copies to colleagues.
Larry Ellison, former CEO of Oracle has a connection with this book, saying it inspired him to accomplish great things.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer fully supports this book about mastering charisma.
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh found this book to worthy of reading.
Warren Buffett spends most of his time reading, with this book helping to shape his investment philosophy.
Bill Gates followed Buffet’s recommendation to read this book and it is still one of his favorite books.
Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn says he learned from the Dalai Lama in this book how to truly value compassion.
CEO Stephen Schwarzman of the Blackstone Group has this Nicolo Machiavelli book among his favorites.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff explains that he used the concepts on the elements of surprise from this book to help him beat competitors.
John Chamber of Cisco uses this book to encourage the promotion of women.
Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg recommends this book for its theme on women’s roles and self-perception.
Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City major, recommends this book for its importance of mixing business and philosophy.
This is another book that Jeff Bezos enjoys for its time management and decision making tips.
Coca-Cola executive Muhtar Kent turns to this book when he wants inspiration.
HP CEO Meg Whitman requires HP’s employees to read this book because she believes its advice on setting and following strategies helps success.
Lockheed Martin Corp’s Marilyn Hewson uses this book to inspire her staff.
Larry Page of Google is inspired by Tesla’s story in this book.
Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter and Square gives this book to new employees at Square.
Bill Gates also puts this book in his all-time favorites for its depiction of intelligence in youth.
Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan puts this book at the top of his recommended list.
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is one of many who say this book is a must read.
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