Reading shapes our lives in various ways and gives a different perspective on familiar matters. Although there is nothing called a bad book, you need to choose something that explores your intellectual capabilities and adds value to life.
The millionaires worldwide also admitted the influence of books in their lives. They also stated how the book(s) impacted the way they think, work and operate. If you want to know about the books billionaires read, check out the list below:
1. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
The author of the book himself is one of the top investors. He teaches the fundamentals of evaluating investment opportunities and how to make a business strong through this book. It also states the importance of ‘value investing’.
This book greatly influenced Warren Buffett, the American business tycoon. He accidentally bought this book at 19 and read it more than half a dozen times. He admitted that this book gave him great insights into stock market and perfected his investing decisions.
As a reader, you will find that The Intelligent Investor teaches you that stock market is there to serve you and not to instruct you.
2. The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav
This book is written by the bestselling author and spiritual teacher, Gary Zukav. The Seat of the Soul empowers us to be our authentic selves. It also teaches that you can find the meaning and purpose of life by reflecting deep into your intentions.
These teachings will help you see the world around you more positively and interact with others. The popular Oprah Winfrey swears by this book as it changed the way she used to look at life. The ‘power of intent’ philosophy on which this book is based helped her make professional and personal decisions that make her sound and happy and not what people expect or want her to do.
3. Factfulness by Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Hans Rosling, and Ola Rosling
This book is a take on why people are mostly wrong about the world’s common problems. There is a general human tendency to make decisions based on unconscious biases that you have, completely ignoring the actual facts and data.
Factfulness is one of the books billionaires read because it shows the better way to track progress in world. On one of his blogs, Bill Gates revealed that this book was a breakthrough.
4. The Foundation series by Isaac Asimov
It is a seven-book science fiction series where a math professor predicts that a galactic empire will fall. Onset of a dark age, scientific colonies are sent to distant planets to save humanity from this unavoidable disaster under his leadership.
This series influenced Elon Musk greatly and also contributed to creation of SpaceX. Asimov’s books taught him that one should take certain responsibilities that will help prolong the civilisation and reduce Dark Age’s probability.
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