Every Great Leader is first a Dedicated Reader

Ever wondered why there are so many common traits between great leaders? It turns out a lot of them read the same books. But the great thing about books is that anyone can read them (including you!).

The SlideShare below shows what influential books Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Malcolm Gladwell, and many other well-known people have read in the past. It’s time to start flipping pages.

1. “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand

2. “Business Adventures” by John Brooks

3. “Call Me Ted” by Ted Turner

4. “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger

5. “Influence: Science and Practice” by Robert B. Cialdini

6. “Life Is What You Make It” by Peter Buffett

7. “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell

8. “Rework” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

9. “Search Inside Yourself” by Chade-Meng Tan, Daniel Goleman, and Jon Kabat-Zinn

10. “SuperFreakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

11. “The $100 Startup” by Chris Guillebeau

12. “The Aeneid” by Virgil

13. “The Effective Executive” by Peter F. Drucker

14. “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz

15. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

16. “The Innovator’s Dilemma” by Clayton M. Christensen

17. “The Pumpkin Plan” by Mike Michalowicz

18. “The Ten Commandments for Business Failure” by Donald R. Keough

19. “Tropic of Cancer” by Henry Miller

20. “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind” by Shunryu Suzuki

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