50 Books That Encourage The World’s Top Business Leaders

As a reader, it’s always interesting to know what everyone else is reading, and this includes notable leaders and personalities of the world. Below are 50 books that inspire our planet’s top business leaders:


1. Marissa Meyer, CEO of Yahoo

The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane

The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman

2. Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

Peak by Chip Conley

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

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Source: Forbes

3. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, CEO and co-founder of Square

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

The Score Takes Care of Itself by Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison and Craig Walsh

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Source: Techonomy

4. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton

5. Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, founder and CEO of SpaceX

Structures by J.E. Gordon

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom

Merchants of Doubt by Erik M. Conway and Naomi Oreskes

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Zero to One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

The Foundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov

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Source: Wikipedia

6. Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras

Creation by Steve Grand

Good to Great by Jim Collins

The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen

Sam Walton: Made in America by Sam Walton

Lean Thinking by James Womack and Daniel Jones

Memos from the Chairman by Alan Greenberg

The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.

The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt, Jeff Cox and David Whitford

Data-Driven Marketing by Mark Jeffery

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Source: Raw Africa

7. Mark Zuckerberg

 Portfolios of the Poor by Daryl CollinsCreativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace

The Idea Factory by Jon Gertner

Dealing with China by Henry M. Paulson

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Source: Forbes

8. Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, co-founder of Palantir

The American Challenge by Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber

The Great Illusion by Norman Angell

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World by Rene Girard, Stephen Bann and Michael Metteer

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Source: Queerty

9. Bill Gates, c0-founder and CEO of Microsoft

Business Adventures by John Brooks

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

String Theory by David Foster Wallace

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

The Myth of the Strong Leader by Archie Brown

The Grid by Gretchen Bakke

A Full Life by Jimmy Carter

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

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Source: Wikipedia

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