Warren Buffet – arguably the most skilled investor of all time – said reading 500 pages a day was the key to success. “That’s how knowledge works, it builds up, like compound interest”, He explained.
- Mark Cuban reads 3 hours a day.
- Bill Gates reads 50 books a year.
- Elon Musk taught himself to build rockets by reading.
- Tony Robbin’s passion was sparked by his reading habit.
Business Adventures by John Brooks
What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety.
Warren Buffet not only recommended this as his absolute favorite but also send his personal copy to Bill Gates. Gates mentions in his personal blog, gatesnotes that this book remains the best book he ever read.
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
“How to Win Friends & Influence People” will teach you: six ways to make people like you, twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, nine ways to change people without arousing resentment, and more. One of the absolute classics of the business world, prepares you better to tackle hurdles of business networking.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Written in 6th Century BC, it is still used as a book of military strategy. Great emperors like Napolean, Mao Zedong, and General Douglas MacArthur all claimed to have drawn inspiration from it. Beyond the world of war, principles lied out in this book is used to frame corporate strategies.
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
Sinek begins with a fundamental question: why are some individuals and organizations more imaginative, more efficient, and more lucrative than others? Why can others command greater loyalty from clients and staff alike? Why are so few, even among the good, able to replicate their performance over and over?
Think and Grow Rich! by Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill designed the ideology and lifestyle behind those who achieved financial success by studying billionaires. Although Hill‘s aim was to coach others to become as the billionaires said, “Think and Grow Rich” is all about inspiring people to achieve their own goals in terms of perspective.
Knowledge is power, and applied knowledge turns out to be the greatest weapon one can possess. Religiously reading every day can improve our outlook on life multi-folds.