Despite the meteoric rise of the internet, reading a good old book is still the most significant source of learning. It goes without saying that the books are the essential source of information and new thoughts. They are treasury where we can find the answers to all questions. Reading helps us to relax and recollect some bright moments. Perhaps, we are mistaken, but we are sure that every person is a fan of books.

It is a common knowledge that the successful people are the addicted fans of reading. Despite their busy schedule, they can dedicate some time to self-improvement. The major question appears: Why we cannot do it?

According to investigation, the bosses of companies read 4-5 books per month. Are you ready to realize one sad fact? The average person read the same number of books not per month but per year. It is a big shame. Now the formula of success is obvious-reading.

The best leaders never stop learning, and they are always keen to share their favorite books with people around them. So, here’s a set of short book reports that top CEOs recommend to read:

  1. The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham

Have you ever heard about this book? The main essence of the book is dedicated to the investing. Moreover, it is considered as the best thematic book that was ever written. The main author has the slightly different attitude to the world that makes the book more interesting. As it turned out Graham being at retirement worked a lot in order to submit the winning formula for investors.

  1. The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman

This book aims to reveal the essence of the products design and the look of the everyday things. Moreover, here you can find the information about the software design as well. Be sure that this book can help you develop the usability of the interface.

  1. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

It is Bill Gate`s the most favorite book that he had read when he was young. This book explores the idea of adolescence and adulthood.

  1. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A long-standing classic of world literature, “The Brothers Karamazov” is a powerful read. CEO Randall Stephenson highly recommends this book to read as it is one of the biggest literature masterpieces. The author highlights the most common problems such as family and friends and life in the society. The critics highly recommend that book as it can meet the wishes of the most demanding reader.

  1. The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

Melanie Whelan considers this book useful for reading as it tells about the relationship between employee environment and capacity. She says that workers who feel comfortable and who are satisfied with their work surroundings tend to work harder, collaborate better and be more productive.

  1. The Aeneid by Virgil

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO was delighted with reading “The Aeneid” when he was studying Latin in school. Once he used the lines from the epic poem on the Facebook product conference.

  1. The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership by Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison, and Craig Walsh

“The Score Takes Care of Itself” is a wonderful guide to how to succeed in business step by step. John F. Milligan, the president and COO of Gilead Sciences, said that this story is about leaders who achieve not by accident, it is the result of hard work and obstinate preparation.

  1. The Remains of the Day by  Kazuo Ishiguro

Jeff Bezos states that this book can distinguish what a life and regret is. While reading, we can conclude about our life and its essence. If you are looking for the inspiration and some extra knowledge about business this book is especially for.

  1. The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker

The author gives eight basic principles that define a good executive. Drucker concluded that great managers might be charismatic or dull, generous or tightfisted, visionary or numbers oriented. CEO Marten Mickos follow such principles in his work.

  1. Emotional Capitalists: The New Leaders by Dr. Martyn Newman

Brian Stephens recommends that book because it explains the way how the emotions can influence the inner world and the mental ability. It can serve as a guide for businessmen and teach how to act in various situations. Enlisting all benefits we should mention that this source can encourage you to act.


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Barbara Elliott has served in a number of leadership positions throughout his career including College Dean at three Universities and Tenured University Professor. Barbars is a frequent national and international presenter and author. Also Barbara is a writer at , where she improves her academic writing skills