25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Meg Whitman, Warren Buffett and Other Top CEOs Recommend

What CEOs Are Reading in 2017

Always be learning!  This is a mantra we have heard over and over again form all directions.  Our personal growth is key to winning in business.  Workshops, conferences, webinars and such are common approaches to staying ahead.  But due to time constraints in running a business, top CEOs often choose to boost their personal growth by reading a good book. It’s a great way to learn and grow, but it also provides a way to relax.

Inc. Magazine recently published an article by John Rampton on 25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend.

I have listed the books here.  But check out the article.  It details comments about why these CEOs have made their choices.  Great insight!

How many of these books are on your reading list?  I recommend that you put two of these titles on your personal reading list for the next month.

My favorites so far are #19, #20, and #22.  Let us know what your choices are and why.  Write a comment now.

  1. The Remains of the Day (Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos)
  2. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics (Morgan Stanley’s chairman and CEO, James Gorman)
  3. The End of Power (Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg)
  4. The Innovator’s Dilemma (Steve Jobs)
  5. Competing Against Time (Apple’s Tim Cook)
  6. Napoleon (Oracle CEO Larry Ellison)
  7. The Charisma Myth (Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer)
  8. Search Inside Yourself (Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh)
  9. The Intelligent Investor (Warren Buffett)
  10. Business Adventures (Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates)
  11. The Art of Happiness (LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner)
  12. The Prince (Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman)
  13. The Art of War (Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff)
  14. Lean In (Cisco’s John Chambers)
  15. A Short Guide to a Happy Life (Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg)
  16. How Will You Measure Your Life? (New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg)
  17. The Effective Executive (Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos)
  18. The Ascent of Money (Coca-Cola executive Muhtar Kent)
  19. Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works (HP CEO Meg Whitman)
  20. The Tipping Point (Lockheed Martin Corp’s Marillyn Hewson)
  21. My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla (Google’s Larry Page)
  22. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right (Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey)
  23. The Catcher in the Rye (Bill Gates)
  24. The World Is Flat (JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon)
  25. Atlas Shrugged (ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson)


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