One of the most common mistakes I see readers in the success base make is taking books recommendations from strangers on the internet without being skeptical. If your goal is to become a millionaire and you were only allowed to read one book in your whole life, would you take a recommendation from the random guy in that Facebook group, you’re in or a multi-millionaire like Tai Lopez or Grant Cardone? I think you know the answer. So today, I will show you 10 Books BILLIONAIRES Recommend, not even from millionaires but billionaires.
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Let’s get into it. We’re gonna kick it off with the number 10.
10. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.
This is a recommendation from Mark Cuban. This book is by the same lady
that wrote Atlas Shrugged, the book with over 1000 pages of crap. I stopped reading at 250 pages. So it makes me skeptical about reading this one.
But hey, Mark Cuban speaks highly of it and he’s a badass dude, so maybe it’s worth a shot.
Anyway, the book is about a young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and is an explosive love affair with a beautiful woman he struggles to defeat him.
9. The Intelligent Investor.
This is a recommendation from Warren Buffett. You know that, this billionaire guy. He read every single book on investing at his local library when he was a kid. You’ll be hard-pressed to find any serious investor who doesn’t have a copy of this book on his shelf.
Remember that Warren Buffett is worth over 76 billion dollars.
8. Autobiography of a Yogi.
This one is from Steve Jobs. This was a book Steve paid to be given to his family and friends at his Stanford Memorial Service. This book is about self-realization and was published about 70 years ago.
It tells the story of Paramahansa Yogananda and the experiences of his encounters with saints and sages, 10 years of training under a revered yoga master, 30 years that he lived and taught in America, and his encounter with Gandhi.
It’s now a modern spiritual classic.
Moving on to book number seven,
7. Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty.
This is a recommendation from Bill Gates. So, Thomas Piketty is some dude who analyzed data from 20 countries since the 18th century to uncover economic and social patterns.
The book outlines the problems with inequality in the world.
6. Benjamin Franklin.
So you may have learned in school that Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in the sky attached to the metal rod and proved that lightning is electricity. He was also a badass entrepreneur who went from a leather-apron shopkeeper to dining with the kings.
He was a scientist, inventor, diplomat, writer, business strategist and I could go on. He helped shape the Declaration of Independence. He created bifocals, but most importantly he continually reinvented himself.
5. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini.
Now, this is a recommendation from Charlie Munger. He’s the vice president of Berkshire Hathaway and is basically Warren Buffett’s business partner.
If you had to stick a needle in your eye hole to read this book, it’ll be worth it.
It presents six weapons of influence you can use to help you with almost anything you want to get out of life. I can’t emphasize how powerful they are. I use the principles in this book to initiate successful conversations with huge influences like Ryan Holiday and Grant Cardone, Elliott Hulse, and more.
Before reading the book, I didn’t even consider that a possibility.
4. How to Win at the Sport of Business.
Another one from Mark Cuban. Given he is worth over three billion dollars, why not give this one a shot.
3. Be Here Now by Ram Dass.
This is another one coming from Steve Jobs. It’s apparently a square-shaped book with trippy images. A spiritual classic, not your everyday book.
There is some hippie counterculture stigma around it, but fans insist that you put your preconceptions aside and read the goddamn book, there’s some real valuable stuff in here.
Alright, we are now at number two with
2. The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker.
This recommendation comes from Jeff Bezos, the guy behind Amazon. Five lessons Drucker teaches in this book, managing time, choosing what to contribute to the organization, knowing where and how to mobilize strength for best effect, setting the right priorities and putting them all together with effective decision making.
And that brings us to the last one.
1. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman.
This is a recommendation from Larry Page, the Google guy. I’ve also read this book
and completely understand why anyone would recommend this book.
I can’t put into words how wacky, whimsical and enlightening it is to get inside the head of Mr. Feynman.
98,922 Goodreads users have rated this book with a whopping average of 4.29 out of five stars.
Read it! You won’t be disappointed.
Thanks for reading guys.