Despite the meteoric rise of the internet, reading a good old book is still the greatest source of learning. Whether you want a helping hand with your business plan, or you simply fancy indulging in a gripping novel, these 10 books will satisfy your needs. Here are 10 books you should read, recommended by the world’s most successful people.
FACEBOOK CEO, MARK ZUCKERBERG
– ‘The Aeneid’ by Virgil
The Facebook CEO suggested this classic in a profile on him back in 2010.
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TRUMP ORGANISATION CEO, DONALD TRUMP
– ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ by Norman Vincent Peale
Believe it or not, Trump was once in a lot of debt and this book apparently inspired him when he was at his lowest.
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VIRGIN GROUP FOUNDER, RICHARD BRANSON
– ‘Stalingrad’ by Antony Beevor
Branson named this as his favourite book in his own book, ‘Screw It, Let’s Do It’.
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BERKSHIRE-HATHAWAY CEO, WARREN BUFFET
– ‘Bull!’ by Maggie Mahar
If Buffet recommends it, you read it.
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FORMER MICROSOFT CEO, BILL GATES
– ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ by J.D. Salinger
Gates stated that ‘Catcher in the Rye’ is his favourite book in an interview with the Academy of Achievement.
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OWN NETWORK CEO, OPRAH WINFREY
– ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee
Winfrey appeared in the Mary McDonagh Murphy documentary on ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, declaring her love for it.
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COCA COLA CEO, MUHTAR KENT
– ‘The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World’ by Niall Ferguson
If anyone knows about the ascent of money, it’s Coca Cola CEO Muhtar Kent.
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JP MORGAN CEO, JAMIE DIMON
– ‘The World is Flat’ by Thomas L. Friedman
According to Business Insider, this book was at the top of a list sent via email to a group of interns at JP Morgan.
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YAHOO! CEO, MARISSA MAYER
– ‘The Design of Everyday Things’ by Donald Norman
The forward-thinking CEO of Yahoo! claims ‘The Design of Everyday Things’ as her favourite book.
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MORGAN STANLEY CEO, JAMES GORMAN
– ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ by John Le Carre
Everyone loves a good spy novel, and it just so happens that ‘Tinker Tailor Solder Spy’ happens to be James Gorman’s favourite.
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