Bill Gates and Warren Buffett read 50 books in a year because they love reading. Warren Buffett once told in an interview that about 80% of his day is spent on reading. Readers are undoubtedly leaders.
The following are the 6 books recommended by the two industry leaders you should read.
Book Recommendations by Bill Gates
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
In the book, Nike founder & CEO Phil Knight reveals the inside story of the company’s struggles, early days, and the evolution of Nike as the world’s most game-changing, and profitable brand.
Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises
As President Obama’s secretary of the Treasury and as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Timothy F. Geithner played an instrumental role in steering the country out of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age
The books look into political leadership over the past hundred years. Written by Archie Brown, the book challenges the belief that strong leaders are the most successful and admirable just because they dominate and influence other overwhelmingly.
Book Recommendations by Warren Buffett
The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
John Templeton says it is not possible to produce a greater performance unless you approach the task differently. The books talk about the success factors of the CEO. Is that deep industry expertise, seasoned management, or great communication skills, the book highlights 8 unconventional CEOs and explores their blueprint for success.
The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor (Columbia Business School Publishing)
Warren Buffett says “This is that rarity, a useful book”. Howard Marks, the chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, one who is famous and widely acknowledged for his financial assessment of market risks is one the world’s leading value investors,
Dream Big (Sonho Grande): How the Brazilian Trio behind 3G Capital – Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Telles, and Beto Sicupira Acquired Anheuser-Busch, Burger King, and Heinz
The book talks about how the Brazilian three partners Jorge Lemann, Marcel Telles, and Beto Sicupira acquired Anheuser – Busch, Burger King, and Heinz.