Do you want to think like a millionaire? What is it they know that would help us reach new levels of success in our lives? The first step is to start reading and thinking like a billionaire. Here are several books that the biggest money-makers in the country recommend.
What Are the Best Books to Read to Start Thinking Like a Billionaire?
Built to Last By James Collins
The first edition of this book came out in 1994 and quickly became one of the most important business books of the era. The author set out to determine what made companies “visionary” and to effectively communicate that information to readers to influence how management was structured moving forward. The book has been updated since its original publication, and James Collins has also written several other books that have become bit sellers for business owners.
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Written by someone who worked for several large corporations, The Lean Startup is a sort of guidebook for entrepreneurs. It taps into the idea that start-ups are faced with uncertainty from day one, but with the proper techniques, they can thrive and create something new. It suggests adapting, and adjusting can help create an even more robust business model.
The Smartest Guys in the Room by Bethany McLean
This 2003 book is about Enron and the company’s meteoric rise that led to its great fall. It’s not specifically about the scandal that rocked the company and ultimately destroyed it. The book is based on interviews, emails, calendars, performance reviews, and other documents uncovered as the story unfolded. It can serve as a cautionary tale.
How the World Really Works by Vaclav Smil
This book is perfect if you want a deep dive into social science. It discusses the things that influence human survival and our prosperity. It covers topics such as energy, globalization, and food production. It’s a deep dive into sustainability and whether we can get to a point where there is more equity in our use of resources when our building blocks are so enmeshed in the things that impact our environment.
What’s on your career bookshelf?
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