25 Books Top CEOs recommend you read

25 Books Top CEOs recommend you read September 16, 2015


This list appeared at Inc a few days ago.  Some of the entries may surprise you!  Here are the top 5:

1. The Remains of the Day

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos lists Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day among his favorite books, citing its ability to teach readers about life and regret.

2. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics

As Morgan Stanley’s chairman and CEO, James Gorman finds inspiration in this story of determined amateurs who accomplished great things.

3. The End of Power

When Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg kicked off his goal to read a new book every two weeks, he started with this book, a study in how leadership has evolved over the past 100 years.

4. The Innovator’s Dilemma

Although he’s no longer with us, Steve Jobs remains an inspiration. Among his favorite books was Clayton Christensen’s book on changing technology, which he said deeply influenced him.

5. Competing Against Time

Apple’s Tim Cook reportedly recommends this book to new hires and hands out copies to colleagues.

Check out the other 20 books at Inc.!

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