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Posts Tagged ‘Warren Buffett’

CEO.com & DOMO Create ‘The CEO Bookshelf’ Infographic

CEO logoHave you ever wondered what books the heads of Amazon, Facebook, and Google read? CEO.com and DOMO partnered together to create an infographic called “The CEO Bookshelf.” This piece showcases the reading preferences of 22 high-profile entrepreneurs including Marissa Mayer, Elon Musk, and Larry Page.

Here’s more from CEO.com: “CEOs might be some of the hardest-working people in the business world, but the average chief executive still carves out a block of time every day to read. In fact, Warren Buffett admits to spending 80 percent of his day reading.” We’ve embedded the entire graphic after the jump for you to explore further.

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Bill Gates Reviews His Favorite Business Book in WSJ

UnknownWhat is Bill Gates‘ favorite business book? Business Adventures by John Brooks, a 1960s collection of New Yorker stories which profiles different companies.

Warren Buffett recommended the book to Gates back in 1991, and Gates says that the book is still relevant today. He reviewed the out-of-print title in The Wall Street Journal today, pointing out that while business times may have changed, human nature has not.

Here is an excerpt: “Unlike a lot of today’s business writers, Brooks didn’t boil his work down into pat how-to lessons or simplistic explanations for success. (How many times have you read that some company is taking off because they give their employees free lunch?) You won’t find any listicles in his work. Brooks wrote long articles that frame an issue, explore it in depth, introduce a few compelling characters and show how things went for them.”

Ralph Nader and His 700-Page Novel

only-the-super-rich-can-save-us.jpgTomorrow Seven Stories Press will release a 733-page “utopian fantasy” written by one unexpected novelist–crusading politician Ralph Nader.

According to the Washington Post, the press printed 40,000 copies of “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us,” and has already printed 5,000 more in anticipation of Nader fans rushing to bookstores. In a distinctive plot twist, the book features Warren Buffett, Ted Turner, Bill Cosby, and Yoko Ono as heroes “who conspire to set off a progressive revolution.”

Here’s more from the newspaper: “Nader started the book three years ago, but ‘then I was busy running for president.’ Why so long? ‘This is a very detailed battle-for-justice plan,’ he said.”