What Do the Professionals Read? Top CEO’s Share Their Favorite Reads
You have more in common with those at the top than you think you do. When the top dogs aren’t out making money, running countries and setting the financial world on fire… they read. Some read books that help them become better at what they do. Others read books written by people in their field– keeping an eye on the competition, so to speak. Some surprise us and reach for childhood favorites…Moby Dick, A Wrinkle in Time, The Catcher in the Rye. And sometimes, even the people at the top just want to read something for fun. Who do CEOs read and how could you be like them?
This is a visual reading list that shows us just what some of the most admired people on the planet do when they have some time to themselves. Created by Domo and CEO.com, you’ll find recommended reads from Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Steve Jobs (Apple), Warren Buffet (Money…and more money…), Ken Powell (General Mills) and many more.
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What we read shapes who we are. It colors our world view, and affects how we interact with those around us. We learn something from every author that we choose to spend time with, and whether we take those lessons and apply them to our lives, or use them as a way to change direction, the reality is that it is impossible to read something and not walk away changed. Presidents write memoirs, in the hope that their time in office shapes a new generation of politicians. CEO’s read authors that provide them with a road map to the job that they’ve been called to do.
Books inspire us, remind us that we’re not alone and give us a reason to keep going where we’re going.
Whether you are a science fiction geek, a history buff, a self-help addict or are just looking for a good fiction recommendation, there is a CEO on this list that has a book for you. Take some time to see what you have in common with Bill Gates, Larry Page or Marissa Mayer. You won’t regret it.
“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” – Mortimer J. Adler
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