Bill Gates and Warren Buffett read fifty books in one year because they love to read. Warren Buffett said one time in an interview that about 80% of his day is devoted to reading. Readers are no doubt leaders.
Below are the six books recommended by both industry leaders that you should read.
Recommended books 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 struggles. The first days, and Nike’s evolution has the most game switching in the world and profitable brands.
Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises
Timothy F is Treasury Secretary to President Obama and President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Geithner played a decisive role in bringing 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 focus on political leadership over the last century. Written by Archie Brown, the book takes issue with the belief that strong leaders are the most successful and admirable just because they dominate and influence others massively.
Book Recommendations by Warren Buffett
The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
John Templeton says that a better performance cannot be achieved unless the task is approached differently. The literature speaks to the CEO’s success factors. Whether deep industry expertise, seasoned management, or excellent communication skills, the book highlights 8 non-traditional CEOs and explores their plan for success.
The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor (Columbia Business School Publishing)
Warren Buffett says “This is a rare, useful book”. Howard Marks, the President of Oaktree Capital Management, which is famous and widely recognized for its financial market risk assessment is the world’s leading value investor.
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 tells the story of how Brazilian partners Jorge Lemann, Marcel Tels and Beto Sicupira acquired Anheuser Busch, Burger King and Heinz.