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Saturday, February 18, 2012

10 CEOs and Their Favourite Books

"Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread.” Francois Muriac
“We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.” Michel de Montaigne
Quoted from Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations Edited by Mohamed Taher & L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) p. 45. Available @ Amazon.com

1) Apple CEO - Tim Cook ~~ ‘Competing Against Time’ by George Stalk Jr. and Thomas M. Hout
2) Facebook CEO - Mark Zuckerberg ~~ 'Ender's Game’ by Orson Scott Card
3) Microsoft CEO (Former) - Bill Gates ~~ ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ by J.D. Salinger
4) Berkshire Hathaway CEO - Warren Buffett ~~ ‘In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington’ by Robert E. Rubin and Jacob Weisberg (and much more)
5) Oracle CEO - Larry Ellison ~~ ‘Napoleon’ by Vincent Cronin (and much more)
6) Amazon CEO - Jeff Bezos ~~ ‘The Remains of the Day’ by Kazuo Ishiguro and ‘Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies’ by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras
7) OWN CEO - Oprah Winfrey ~~ ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee
8) Bloomberg L.P. CEO (Former) - Michael Bloomberg ~~ spy novels by John le Carre
9) Virgin Group CEO - Richard Branson ~~ ‘Swallows and Amazons’ series by Arthur Ransome,
10) Coca Cola CEO - Muhtar Kent ~~ ‘The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World’ by Niall Ferguson.

Note: Information courtesy: siliconindia.com & Nipam Shah

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  • 21 CEOs Name Their Favorite Books @ businessinsider.com