The most successful people in the world, regardless of industry, tend to have several traits in common. They tend to be hard working, early risers, and read several books a year. Reading not only positively affects one view of the world, but it also reduces stress and improves brain function.
If you want to kick start your reading habit this summer, here are several recommendations from the world’s top tech leaders.
1. Shoe Dog: A Memoir By the Creator of Nike – Phil Knight
Phil Knight is the legendary founder of one of the most successful athletic wear companies in the world. In his first book, Knight tells the incredible story of founding Nike and the journey it took him on. Blending business, friendship, and family, he shares how he created one of the most recognizable brands of all time.
2. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol S. Dweck
After decades of research, Stanford University psychologist Carol S Dweck wrote a book about a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this book, she shows how success is dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents, abilities, and future.
3.The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and join the New rich – Timothy Ferriss
Bestselling author, Tim Ferriss, builds a new blueprint and step-by-step guide of how he went from $40,000 per year working 80 hours a week to $40,000 per month working 4 hours per week. From outsourcing to eliminating unnecessary work, he shares how you can build a successful career and retire earlier.
4.The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni
In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni offers a leadership fable where a CEO faces the ultimate leadership crisis: unifying a team in disarray. The story divulges into the 5 reasons teams fail and offers actionable steps to overcome some of the most common team struggles.
5. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead – Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, wrote one of the first best-selling technology books for women. As one of the most successful female tech leaders, Sandberg made a name for herself at Facebook navigating a career and motherhood. In Lean In, she combines personal anecdotes, data, and research to change the stigma around women at work.