What books do Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook and other leaders read?

Leaders all over the world have always talked about their favorite books, inspiring others with their most favorite read.

Let’s look at the recommended picks of a few of the top industry leaders.

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Jeff Bezos

“If you read The Remains of the Day, which is one of my favorite books, you can’t help but come away and think, I just spent 10 hours living an alternate life and I learned something about life and about regret,” – Jeff told NewsWeek

Tim Cook

Competing Against Time by Jr. George Stalk is the book Tim Cook often recommends to his employees.

Marissa Mayer 

Business Insider names The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman as one of Marissa Mayer’s favorite books.

“I think a lot about design and products and how things should work. But it makes you notice things that can be infuriating. Like, why does my sandwich shop have meat all the way over there? At the same time, it makes you think about design in new ways, because when you use something everyday it needs to be absolutely efficient and not get in your way. It’s cool to be able to articulate and discuss that on a level that is really accessible and interesting.” – Marissa Mayer

Bill Gates

Bill Gates recommends Business Adventures by John Brooks as recommended to him by Warren Buffet.

Satya Nadella

Satya’s pick includes The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection by Michael Harris

Sundar Pichai

This may come as a surprise to you but Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai is a fan of GOT and a sci-fi fan. Take a look at this tweet.


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Written by Hisham Sarwar


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