Selection: Favorite Books Of Famous Leaders From Silicon Valley

Read what mark Zuckerberg, bill gates, Tim cook and other heads of famous companies. Edition of Business Insider has compiled a selection of favorite books American leaders.

“Jeff Bezos is more like fiction than popular science,” wrote in the book about Amazon, The Everything Store Brad stone. At the end of the publication it published the application where you listed your favorite books of the company founder. In the first place was the novel, the British writer of Japanese descent Kazuo Ishiguro, where he talks about an old Butler named Stevens, who changes hands and is an elderly English Lord forced to serve an American millionaire.

In the novel, he remembers his youth and talks about how he felt a sense of duty and ability to put the right people in the right place.

For the first time, gates read a novel by Jerome Salinger at the age of 13, and since then it has become his favorite. “This is a very good book,” he reported in an interview with representatives of the organization Academy of Achievement. The protagonist of the piece — 16-year-old, who is on treatment in the clinic. He talks about the events of the last years of his life, the rejection of the norms and morals of the American society of the 40-ies of XX century.

Professor at Harvard business school, Clayton Christensen explains why there is a ruin of the leading companies, when they occupy a new niche in the market or when new technologies appear. “According to jobs, “the innovators Dilemma” made a very big impression.

Now it is one of the most discussed books on the market, which has received rave reviews from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Business Week,” writes the author of the Business Insider Kelsey Mulvey. A graduate of Harvard business school, George Stoke is a senior Vice President of BCG. In the book he talks about why in the modern world time has become the equivalent of money, productivity and quality.

In addition, he cites examples of how executives from Federal Express, Ford, Milliken, Honda, Deere, Toyota, Sun Microsystems, Wal-Mart, Citicorp, Harley-Davidson, and Mitsubishi implementing management strategies based on the time. “Rumor has it that Tim cook gives copies of “Competing with time” to colleagues and new employees. Even if you dont plan to work in Apple, tips on how to increase productivity, will help you cope with everyday work and accelerate my career,” writes the author of the Business Insider.

The authors of the book more than 10 years studying the attitude towards money among the poor people in Bangladesh, India and South Africa. “Surprisingly, almost half the worlds population lives on less than $2.5 a day. More than a billion people in the world live on less than $1 a day or less dalje. I hope that this book will help me find ways to support these people,” wrote mark Zuckerberg in Facebook.

Biography of Benjamin Franklin written by the same author as the biography of Steve jobs — Walter Isaacson. “Elon Musk — is the nerve center of several large companies like SpaceX and Tesla Motors. It is not surprising that he likes to read about another person who has achieved success as a writer, inventor, scientist, politician and diplomat,” writes Kelsey Mulvey. In the book the columnist for the New York Times David Brooks on the example of biographies of famous historical figures (Francis Perkins, Dwight Eisenhower, St. Augustine) talks about the importance of improving their character, and the suppression of negative qualities.

According to the head of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi, “the Road to nature” has become one of the most powerful books she read last year. “Because of her, our daughters broke a serious dispute about why creating a strong character is as important as creating a career,” she said in an interview with Fortune. Novel by English writer John Le Carre was the basis of the film “Tinker tailor soldier Spy”, where the fictional agent George smiley is trying to calculate the mole that is hiding in the top of the intelligence service MI6.

“The head of Morgan Stanley James Gorman is known for his love of spy detectives. Also he likes the book of Daniel browns “the Boys in the boat” about the American rowing team at the Olympic games of 1936 in Nazi Germany,” writes the author of the Business Insider. “A positive internal company culture is an important part of any successful business.

And the head of SoulCycle with Melanie Whelan was so inspired by the book of Sean Achor that once called her the main resource of his company,” writes the author of the Business Insider. The autobiographical novel by American writer Maya Angelou tells of how he faced racism as a child and learned to repel aggressors. Richard Branson published on the website Richard Group a list of the 65 books he advises entrepreneurs to read.

In addition to books Angelou, the list includes “the Hobbit” by John Tolkien, and “the adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark TWAIN.

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