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Discover the most sought-after reading list, as featured in Forbes! Explore the books favored by the top 1% of over 600 highly successful individuals, meticulously curated for you.  Save time scrolling – we've included only those recommended by three or more billionaires, making them truly noteworthy.

Principles: Life and Work (English Edition) van [Ray Dalio]

Principles (1): Life and Work

Ray Dalio

Sapiens
A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens (2): A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noal Harari

Play Nice but Win: A CEO's Journey from Founder to Leader

Play Nice But Win (3): A CEO's Journey from Founder to Leader

Michael Dell & James Kaplan

High Output Management

High Output Management (4)

Andrew S. Grove

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged (5) 

Ayn Rand

The Innovator's Dilemma

The Innovator's Dilemma  (6): The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business

Clayton M. Christensen

Poor Charlie's Almanack

Poor Charlie's Almanack  (7): The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger, Expanded Third Edition

Warren E. Buffett , Charles T. Munger

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

The Hard Thing About Hard Things (8): Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Ben Horowitz

Snow Crash

Snow Crash (9)

Neal Stephenson

Zero to One Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Zero to One (10)
Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Peter Thiel &, Blake Masters

Shoe Dog A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Shoe Dog (11): A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE

Phil Knight

Blitzscaling The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

Blitzscaling (12): The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

Reid Hoffman & Chris Yeh

Only the Paranoid Survive

Only the Paranoid Survive (13): How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company

Andrew S. Grove

The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup (14): How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Eric Ries

Antifragile

Antifragile (15): Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Fountainhead Ayn Rand

The Fountainhead (16)

by Ayn Rand

The Art Of War Sun Tzu

The Art Of War (17)

by Sun Tzu

Good to Great Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

Good to Great (18)
Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

by Jim Collins

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" Adventures of a Curious Character Richard P. Feynman

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"  (19)
Adventures of a Curious Character

by Richard P. Feynman

Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow (20)

by Daniel Kahneman

Measure What Matters How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs John Doerr

Measure What Matters (21)
How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

by John Doerr

The Rational Optimist How Prosperity Evolves Matt Ridley

The Rational Optimist (22)
How Prosperity Evolves

by Matt Ridley

The Better Angels of Our Nature Why Violence Has Declined Steven Pinker

The Better Angels of Our Nature (23)
Why Violence Has Declined

by Steven Pinker

Designing Brand Identity An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team Alina Wheeler

Designing Brand Identity (24)
An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team

by Alina Wheeler

Outliers The Story of Success Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers (25)
The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell

The Changing World Order Why Nations Succeed and Fail Ray Dalio

The Changing World Order (26)
Why Nations Succeed and Fail

by Ray Dalio

Lean In Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In (27)
Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg

7 Powers The Foundations of Business Strategy Hamilton Helmer

7 Powers (28)
The Foundations of Business Strategy

by Hamilton Helmer

Cryptonomicon Neal Stephenson

Cryptonomicon (29)

by Neal Stephenson

Getting to Yes Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In Roger Fisher

Getting to Yes (30)
Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

by Roger Fisher

The Outsiders Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

The Outsiders (31)
Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

by William N. Thorndike

The Lean Startup

Thinking, Fast and Slow (31) zzzzzzz

by Daniel Kahneman

The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins

The Selfish Gene (32)

by IRichard Dawkins

The Rise and Fall of American Growth The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War Robert J. Gordon

The Rise and Fall of American Growth (33)
The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War

by Robert J. Gordon

Mindset The New Psychology of Success Carol S. Dweck

Mindset (34)
The New Psychology of Success

by Carol S. Dweck

Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies Jared Diamond

Guns, Germs, and Steel (35)
The Fates of Human Societies

by Jared Diamond

Einstein His Life and Universe Walter Isaacson

Einstein (36)
His Life and Universe

by Walter Isaacson

Becoming Steve Jobs The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader Brent Schlender

Becoming Steve Jobs (37)
The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

by Brent Schlender

Business Adventures Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

Business Adventures (38)
Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

by John Brooks

The Black Swan Incerto, Book 2 Nassim Taleb

The Black Swan (39)
Incerto, Book 2

by Nassim Taleb

Originals How Non-Conformists Move the World Adam Grant

Originals (40)
How Non-Conformists Move the World

by Adam Grant

Team of Rivals The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Team of Rivals (41)
The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Crossing the Chasm Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers Geoffrey A. Moore

Crossing the Chasm (42)
Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers

by Geoffrey A. Moore

The Network State How To Start a New Country Balaji Srinivasan

The Network State (43)
How To Start a New Country

by Balaji Srinivasan

Abundance The Future Is Better Than You Think Peter Diamandis

Abundance (44)
The Future Is Better Than You Think

by Peter Diamandis

New Power How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World--and How to Make It Work for You

New Power (45)
How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World--and How to Make It Work for You

by Jeremy Heimans

Keeping At It The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government

Keeping At It (46)
The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government

by Paul A. Volcker

The Politics Industry How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy

The Politics Industry (47)
How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy

by Katherine M. Gehl

Trailblazer The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change

Trailblazer (48)
The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change

by Marc Benioff

Dear Founder Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business

Dear Founder (49)
Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business

by BMaynard Webb

The Dream Machine M. Mitchell Waldrop

The Dream Machine (50)

by M. Mitchell Waldrop

The Idea Factory Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

The Idea Factory (51)
Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

by Jon Gertner

Whole Earth Discipline Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, Restored Wildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary

Whole Earth Discipline (52)
Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, Restored Wildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary

by Stewart Brand

The Courage to Be Disliked The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness

The Courage to Be Disliked (53)
The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness

by Ichiro Kishimi

Loonshots How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

Loonshots (54)
How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

by Safi Bahcall

Sam Walton Made In America

Sam Walton (55)
Made In America

by Sam Walton

The Score Takes Care of Itself My Philosophy of Leadership

The Score Takes Care of Itself (56)
My Philosophy of Leadership

by Bill Walsh

Destined for War Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

Destined for War (57)
Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

by Graham Allison

Built to Last Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

Built to Last (58)
Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

by Jim Collins

How To Win Friends and Influence People

How To Win Friends and Influence People (59)

by Dale Carnegie

Range Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World David J. Epstein

Range (60)
Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

by David J. Epstein

Made to Stick Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die Chip Heath

Made to Stick (61)
Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

by Chip Heath

The Ride of a Lifetime Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company Robert Iger

The Ride of a Lifetime (62)
Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

by Robert Iger

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (63)

by Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin An American Life Walter Isaacson

Benjamin Franklin (64)
An American Life

by Walter Isaacson

When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air (65)

by Paul Kalanithi

The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye (66)

by J.D. Salinger

Stuff Matters Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World Mark Miodownik

Stuff Matters (67)
Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

by Mark Miodownik

Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs (68)

by Walter Isaacson

Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus (69)
A Brief History of Tomorrow

by Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century (70)

by Yuval Noah Harari

Skin in the Game Incerto, Book 5 Nassim Taleb

Skin in the Game (71)
Incerto, Book 5

by Nassim Taleb

Factfulness Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think Hans Rosling

Factfulness (72)
Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

by Hans Rosling

The Checklist Manifesto
How to Get Things Right
Atul Gawande

The Checklist Manifesto (73)
How to Get Things Right

by Atul Gawande

Masters of Doom How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

Masters of Doom (74)
How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

by David Kushner

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Capital in the Twenty-First Century (75)

by Thomas Piketty

The Mythical Man-Month

The Mythical Man-Month (76)
Essays on Software Engineering

by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.

The 4-Hour Workweek

The 4-Hour Workweek (77)
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

by Tim Ferriss

Lying Sam Harris

Lying(78)

by Sam Harris


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