Some people read books for passing their leisure time, some read them because they love to but very few people try to explore ideas exposed on each page of a book and these are the people who are making efforts for self-betterment.
As once Warren Buffet was asked what’s the key to his success? Warren pointed to the stake of books placed in the room and said:
“Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”
Hence, today, we’ve compiled a list of the most recommended books of all time. These are the books recommended by CEOs, entrepreneurs, pioneers, and visionary people of the world.
“Mark Zuckerberg”: Portfolios of the Poor
The first most recommended book on our list is one of those books recommended by Mark Zuckerberg when he started a book club in 2015.
The authors of this great book are Stuart Rutherford, Jonathan Morduch, Orlanda Ruthven, and Daryl Collins. And it focuses on the world creative strategies used by the world’s poorest people for leading their business or investments.
What Mark Zuckerberg wrote about this book is:
“It’s mind-blowing that almost half the world — almost 3 billion people — live on $2.50 a day or less. More than one billion people live on $1 a day or less. This book explains how these families invest their money to best support themselves. I hope reading this provides some insight into ways we can all work to support them better as well.“
“Elon Musk”: Steve Jobs
The book is based on the biography of Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson at the request of Steve Jobs.
This book was recommended by Elon Musk a few years ago while he praised it as “quite interesting”.
I personally feel this book is amazing and must give it a read if you want to know about Steve Jobs from his family, friends, colleagues, and very close ones.
“Warren Buffet”: A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers
This book recommendation of Warren Buffet is written by Peter Bevelin in which he explained how investors and managers can productively increase their profit and reduce the loss while explaining the investment and operating principles of Berkshire Hathaway.
Buffett says, “It sums up what Charlie and I have been saying over the years in annual reports and at annual meetings.”
This worth reading book is a timeless collection of lessons on investment. Moreover, it offers Buffett’s advice on how to value a business, how to reduce risk, and how to learn from mistakes.
“Bill Gates”: The Spy and the Traitor
This is a great nonfiction book that describes another true story of the political crisis that was written by Ben Macintyre and published in 2018.
The book recommended by Bill Gates as Gates thinks of reading something lighter at the end of the day.
“The Spy and the Traitor” is a true tale of a KGB officer, Oleg Gordievsky who worked as a double agent for the British during the cold war. Macintyre wrote this book as a suspenseful spy novel as he followed almost the entire journey of Gordievsky’s.
Bill Gates writes “Macintyre, who has a keen eye for detail, does a great job narrating the escape scene and every bit as exciting as my favorite spy novels”
“Steve Jobs”: King Lear
King Lear by William Shakespeare is probably the most recommended book of all time because many people who recommend it may believe that classic is always a classic.
King Lear is a tragedy written by Shakespeare in which he explained how an aged monarch demolished his empire after going crazy. Through this book, Shakespeare tried to explain what can go wrong if a leader lost his grip on the empire.
Steve Jobs read this book in his high-school years but according to him, King Lear remained one of the favorite books during all his life.