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Check Out The 9 Books That Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Recommend For 2017

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  •  October 12, 2017

 

Inc.com recently published a list of books that biggies like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Jeff Bezos read on a daily basis. The list was revealed by BookAuthority that provides endless recommendations from hundreds of leaders such as Gates, Branson, Buffet, Musk, Bezos, Zuckerberg, etc.

Bill Gates reads about 50 books every year, Mark Cuban reads three hours every day, Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read 24 books in a year, and Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his day reading. So here you go, check out the 3 top recommendations by Gates, Buffett, and Bezos straight from BookAuthority.

Book Recommendations by Bill Gates

  1. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight.

In this instant and tenacious New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh,” opening up about his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  1. Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises by Timothy F. GeithnerAs president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama’s secretary of the Treasury, Geithner takes readers behind the scenes of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, explaining the hard choices and politically unpalatable decisions he made to repair a broken financial system and prevent the collapse of the Main Street economy.
  2. The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age by Archie Brown
    From one of the world’s preeminent political historians, a magisterial study of political leadership around the world from the advent of parliamentary democracy to the age of Obama.

Book Recommendations by Jeff Bezos

  1. The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton M. Christensen

Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors, this is considered an innovation classic. Christensen’s work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell.

  1. Sam Walton, Made In America by Sam Walton
    Sam Walton, the undisputed merchant king of the late twentieth century who built Wal-Mart into the largest retailer in the world, chronicles the inspiration, heart, and optimism that propelled him to lasso the American Dream.
  2. Data-Driven Marketing: The 15 Metrics Everyone in Marketing Should Know by Mark Jeffery
    Named Best Marketing Book of 2011 by The American Marketing Association, Jeffery offers a clear and convincing guide to using a more rigorous, data-driven strategic approach to deliver significant performance gains from your marketing.

Book Recommendations by Warren Buffett

  1. The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William N. Thorndike

Listed #1 on Buffett’s recommended reading list, this book details the extraordinary success of eight individualistic CEOs who took a radically different approach to corporate management. You may not know all their names, but you will recognize their companies: General Cinema, Ralston Purina, The Washington Post Company, Berkshire Hathaway, General Dynamics, Capital Cities Broadcasting, TCI, and Teledyne.

  1. The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor by Howard Marks and Paul Johnson
    Howard Marks, the chairman, and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, Marks distills the investing insight of his celebrated client memos into a single volume and, for the first time, made his time-tested philosophy available to general readers.
  2. Dream Big by Cristiane Correa

In just over forty years, Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Telles, and Beto Sicupira built the biggest empire in the history of Brazilian capitalism and launched themselves onto the world stage in an unprecedented way. This is their story. Lemann, a partner of Buffett’s, is hailed by Buffett as “among the best businessmen in the world. He is a fantastic person and his story should be an inspiration to everybody, as it is for me.”

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