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20 Books
THEY
Think
You Should Read
You are what
you read
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You are what
you think
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Top 20 list of books that today’s change makers think
you should read.
Enjoy!
Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand
1
RECOMMENDED BY
MARK CUBAN
___ irst published in 1957, this
___ novel by Ayn Rand includes
elements of science fiction,
mystery, and romance. Rand
herself considered it as her
magnum opus in the realm of
fiction writing.
F
STEVE JOBS
Check out on Amazon!
Business Adventures
by John Brooks
2
RECOMMENDED BY
BILL GATES
____business classic about
____America’s corporate and
financial life written by longtime
New Yorker contributor John
Brooks. His insightful reportage
is full of personality and critical
detail.
A
WARREN BUFFET
Check out on Amazon!
Call Me Ted
by Ted Turner 3
RECOMMENDED BY____his autobiography of
_____American businessman Ted
Turner tells his personal life,
including the death of his teenage
sister, the suicide of his father, and
his ten-year marriage to Jane
Fonda.
T
TED TURNER
MARK CUBAN
Check out on Amazon!
Catcher in the Rye
by J. D. Salinger 4
RECOMMENDED BY____1951 novel by J.D. Salinger
____that deals with complex
issues of identity, belonging,
loss, connection, and alienation.
It has been translated into
almost all of the world’s major
languages.
A
HARUKI MURAKAMI
BILL GATES
WOODY ALLEN
Check out on Amazon!
___ psychology book examining
___ the key ways people can be
influenced by “compliance
professionals”, backed up by
numerous empirical studies of
m a r k e t i n g , e c o n o m i c s ,
anthropology, and social science.
A
Influence: Science and Practice
by Robert B. Cialdini 5
RECOMMENDED BY
GUY KAWASAKI
CHARLIE MUNGER
WARREN BUFFET
Check out on Amazon!
____love-story tale written by
____Indian author and artist
that makes us question our
beliefs about ourselves and our
concept of sanity and forces us
to believe that life is truly what
one makes it.
Life Is What You Make It
by Peter Buffett 6
RECOMMENDED BY
A
BILL GATES
BILL CLINTON
JAMIE DIMON
Check out on Amazon!
Outliers
by Malcolm Gladwell 7
RECOMMENDED BY____ladwell's third non-fiction
____book that examines the
factors that contribute to high
levels of success. Debuted at
number one on the bestseller
lists for The New York Times
and The Globe and Mail.
G
TONY HSIEH
Check out on Amazon!
CHARLIE MUNGER
MARK CUBAN
Rework
by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier 8
RECOMMENDED BY____business book that shows
____you a better, faster, easier
way to succeed in business. Its
straightforward language and
easy-is-better approach is
suitable for future change
makers.
A
CHRIS ANDERSON
Check out on Amazon!
Search Inside Yourself
by Chade-Meng Tan, Daniel Goleman and Jon Kabat-Zinn 9
RECOMMENDED BY____book written by one of
____Google’s earliest engineers
that offers a proven method for
enhancing mindfulness and
emotional intelligence in life and
work. It’s a guide to achieve your
own best potential.
A
ERIC SCHMIDT
TONY HSIEH
Check out on Amazon!
SuperFreakonomics
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
10
RECOMMENDED BY____he second non-fiction book
____written by economist
Steven Levitt and journalist
Stephen J. Dubner as a sequel to
“Freakonomics: A Rogue
Economist Explores the Hidden
Side of Everything”.
T
BILL GATES
MALCOLM GLADWELL
Check out on Amazon!
The $100 Startup
by Chris Guillebeau
11
RECOMMENDED BY____business book that shows
____you how to lead of life of
adventure, meaning and
purpose, and earn a good living.
It consists of the 50 most
intriguing case studies from
1,500 businessman.
A
SETH GODIN
TONY HSIEH
Check out on Amazon!
The Aeneid
by Virgil
12
RECOMMENDED BY____Latin epic poem that tells
____legendary story of Aeneas,
a Trojan who travelled to Italy
between 29 and 19 BC, divided
into two halves: "Aeneas’s
journey to Latium in Italy" and
"the war in Latium".
A
MARK ZUCKERBERG
TED TURNER
Check out on Amazon!
GUY KAWASAKI
The Effective Executive
by Peter F. Drucker
13
RECOMMENDED BY____business book that shows
____the ability to “get the right
things done”. Five practices to
be learned: time management,
c o n t r i b u t i o n , s t r e n g t h
mobilisation, priorities, and
decision-making.
A
JEFF BEZOS
Check out on Amazon!
JACK DORSEY
The Four Agreements
by Don Miguel Ruiz
14
RECOMMENDED BY____Toltec wisdom book that
____tells essential steps on the
path to personal freedom. Don
Miguel Ruiz asserts lives will
“become filled with grace, peace,
and unconditional love".
A
OPRAH WINFREY
Check out on Amazon!
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
15
RECOMMENDED BY____1925 novel about the
____fictional town of West Egg
on prosperous Long Island in
the summer of 1922. It explores
themes of decadence, idealism,
resistance, social upheaval, and
excess.
A
CHUCK PALAHNIUK
BILL GATES
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Check out on Amazon!
STEVE JOBS
The Innovator’s Dilemma
by Clayton M. Christensen
16
RECOMMENDED BY____nown as one of the most
____provocative and important
business book ever written. It is
based on a truly radical idea that
great companies can fail
precisely because they do
everything right.
K
GUY KAWASAKI
MALCOLM GLADWELL
Check out on Amazon!
SETH GODIN
The Pumpkin Plan
by Mike Michalowicz 17
RECOMMENDED BY____business book that guides
___ you through unconventional
strategies to help you build a
truly profitable company. It is
about plant the right seeds, weed
out the losers, and nurture the
winners.
A
GUY KAWASAKI
Check out on Amazon!
The Ten Commandments for Business Failure
by Donald R. Keough 18
RECOMMENDED BY____light-hearted “how-not-to”
____book includes anecdotes
from Keough’s experiences as a
business executive who has
witnessed plenty of failures in
his sixty-year career.
A
BILL GATES
WARREN BUFFET
Check out on Amazon!
Tropic of Cancer
by Henry Miller 19
RECOMMENDED BY____onsidered as one of the ten
____or twenty great novels of
our century according to
Norman Miller, this novel was
banned as obscene for 27 years
after its first publication in Paris,
1934.
C
BOB DYLAN
PAULO COELHO
Check out on Amazon!
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
by Shunryu Suzuki 20
RECOMMENDED BY____book of teachings, frank
____and direct transcriptions of
Suzuki’s talks recorded by his
student Marian Derby. It helps
readers to steer clear from the
trappings of intellectualism.
A
KEVIN ROSE
STEVE JOBS
Check out on Amazon!
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20 Books They Think You Should Read

  • 2. You are what you read image source: CIFOR https://www.flickr.com/photos/45423546@N07/5593810607/
  • 3. You are what you think image source: Stefan https://www.flickr.com/photos/49462908@N00/5442210495/
  • 4. You are what you write image source: Jan Cornell https://www.flickr.com/photos/22770860@N03/5321893939/
  • 5. Top 20 list of books that today’s change makers think you should read. Enjoy!
  • 6. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand 1 RECOMMENDED BY MARK CUBAN ___ irst published in 1957, this ___ novel by Ayn Rand includes elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance. Rand herself considered it as her magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing. F STEVE JOBS Check out on Amazon!
  • 7. Business Adventures by John Brooks 2 RECOMMENDED BY BILL GATES ____business classic about ____America’s corporate and financial life written by longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks. His insightful reportage is full of personality and critical detail. A WARREN BUFFET Check out on Amazon!
  • 8. Call Me Ted by Ted Turner 3 RECOMMENDED BY____his autobiography of _____American businessman Ted Turner tells his personal life, including the death of his teenage sister, the suicide of his father, and his ten-year marriage to Jane Fonda. T TED TURNER MARK CUBAN Check out on Amazon!
  • 9. Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger 4 RECOMMENDED BY____1951 novel by J.D. Salinger ____that deals with complex issues of identity, belonging, loss, connection, and alienation. It has been translated into almost all of the world’s major languages. A HARUKI MURAKAMI BILL GATES WOODY ALLEN Check out on Amazon!
  • 10. ___ psychology book examining ___ the key ways people can be influenced by “compliance professionals”, backed up by numerous empirical studies of m a r k e t i n g , e c o n o m i c s , anthropology, and social science. A Influence: Science and Practice by Robert B. Cialdini 5 RECOMMENDED BY GUY KAWASAKI CHARLIE MUNGER WARREN BUFFET Check out on Amazon!
  • 11. ____love-story tale written by ____Indian author and artist that makes us question our beliefs about ourselves and our concept of sanity and forces us to believe that life is truly what one makes it. Life Is What You Make It by Peter Buffett 6 RECOMMENDED BY A BILL GATES BILL CLINTON JAMIE DIMON Check out on Amazon!
  • 12. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 7 RECOMMENDED BY____ladwell's third non-fiction ____book that examines the factors that contribute to high levels of success. Debuted at number one on the bestseller lists for The New York Times and The Globe and Mail. G TONY HSIEH Check out on Amazon! CHARLIE MUNGER
  • 13. MARK CUBAN Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier 8 RECOMMENDED BY____business book that shows ____you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach is suitable for future change makers. A CHRIS ANDERSON Check out on Amazon!
  • 14. Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan, Daniel Goleman and Jon Kabat-Zinn 9 RECOMMENDED BY____book written by one of ____Google’s earliest engineers that offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work. It’s a guide to achieve your own best potential. A ERIC SCHMIDT TONY HSIEH Check out on Amazon!
  • 15. SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner 10 RECOMMENDED BY____he second non-fiction book ____written by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner as a sequel to “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything”. T BILL GATES MALCOLM GLADWELL Check out on Amazon!
  • 16. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau 11 RECOMMENDED BY____business book that shows ____you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose, and earn a good living. It consists of the 50 most intriguing case studies from 1,500 businessman. A SETH GODIN TONY HSIEH Check out on Amazon!
  • 17. The Aeneid by Virgil 12 RECOMMENDED BY____Latin epic poem that tells ____legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy between 29 and 19 BC, divided into two halves: "Aeneas’s journey to Latium in Italy" and "the war in Latium". A MARK ZUCKERBERG TED TURNER Check out on Amazon!
  • 18. GUY KAWASAKI The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker 13 RECOMMENDED BY____business book that shows ____the ability to “get the right things done”. Five practices to be learned: time management, c o n t r i b u t i o n , s t r e n g t h mobilisation, priorities, and decision-making. A JEFF BEZOS Check out on Amazon!
  • 19. JACK DORSEY The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz 14 RECOMMENDED BY____Toltec wisdom book that ____tells essential steps on the path to personal freedom. Don Miguel Ruiz asserts lives will “become filled with grace, peace, and unconditional love". A OPRAH WINFREY Check out on Amazon!
  • 20. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 15 RECOMMENDED BY____1925 novel about the ____fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. It explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance, social upheaval, and excess. A CHUCK PALAHNIUK BILL GATES HARUKI MURAKAMI Check out on Amazon!
  • 21. STEVE JOBS The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen 16 RECOMMENDED BY____nown as one of the most ____provocative and important business book ever written. It is based on a truly radical idea that great companies can fail precisely because they do everything right. K GUY KAWASAKI MALCOLM GLADWELL Check out on Amazon!
  • 22. SETH GODIN The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz 17 RECOMMENDED BY____business book that guides ___ you through unconventional strategies to help you build a truly profitable company. It is about plant the right seeds, weed out the losers, and nurture the winners. A GUY KAWASAKI Check out on Amazon!
  • 23. The Ten Commandments for Business Failure by Donald R. Keough 18 RECOMMENDED BY____light-hearted “how-not-to” ____book includes anecdotes from Keough’s experiences as a business executive who has witnessed plenty of failures in his sixty-year career. A BILL GATES WARREN BUFFET Check out on Amazon!
  • 24. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller 19 RECOMMENDED BY____onsidered as one of the ten ____or twenty great novels of our century according to Norman Miller, this novel was banned as obscene for 27 years after its first publication in Paris, 1934. C BOB DYLAN PAULO COELHO Check out on Amazon!
  • 25. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki 20 RECOMMENDED BY____book of teachings, frank ____and direct transcriptions of Suzuki’s talks recorded by his student Marian Derby. It helps readers to steer clear from the trappings of intellectualism. A KEVIN ROSE STEVE JOBS Check out on Amazon!