“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” One couldn’t agree more. Books provide a doorway to another world and are our best companions. But we should be very careful while we select books. Good books develop in us many qualities. A man of wide reading is a man of culture. Books, magazines and journals do not bore us. They make our life happy. But bad books spoil our taste. Only a sincere reader of good books knows what divine pleasure he gets from reading books.
And the experience of reading a great book increases of manifold when you realize it is your idol’s favorite book too. So, I present to you a list of favorite books of top CEOs of the world.
- The Remains Of The Day
The Remains of the Day is a book of loss and love and regret, of things that define us and shape us, about trust and loyalty misplaced and hopes and dreams crushed, of selective memory and carefully constructed in self-defense universes that let us try to be what we aspire to be, and the cold brush with reality that inevitably comes.
- The Boys in The Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold in 1936 Olympics
This book is an amazing balance of human interest, history, and sport.Â It is an inspirational story of eight young men from different backgrounds who learned to work as a team and overcome tremendous obstacles, defeating elite teams from other universities and finally the German crew in Berlin. This book talks about the determination of amateurs who accomplish great things.
- The End of Power
A word to the wise: Although the text runs only 244 pages and the writing is accessible enough to be read by almost anyone, this is a book of serious intellectual heft. The ideas are substantial and consequential. Thus book talks about how leadership has evolved over the past 100 years.
- The Innovator’s Dilemma
This is the gist of the book: if you are going to create a new company, you ought to learn from history and fashion a product that will have the existing leaders gladly walking away from the business you are fighting for. This book talks about changing technology. The five principles laid down by Clayton have become established norms now.
- Competing Against Time
In this path-breaking book based upon ten years of research, the authors argue that the ways leading companies manage time in production, in new product development, and in sales and distribution represent the most powerful new sources of competitive advantage. The principles here are really important.
- 6.The Charisma Myth
The Charisma Myth is a mix of fun stories, sound science, and practical tools. Cabane takes a hard scientific approach to a heretofore mystical topic, covering what charisma actually is, how it is learned, what its side effects are, and how to handle them. It talks about mastering charisma to win people over.
7. Search Inside Yourself
Search Inside Yourself reveals how to calm your mind on demand and return it to a natural state of happiness, deepen self-awareness in a way that fosters self-confidence, harness empathy and compassion into outstanding leadership, and build highly productive collaborations based on trust and transparent communication.