Ever wonder what is the number one traits ultra-successful people have in common? They read A LOT. Ask any successful entrepreneur or billionaire and you will find out they read books all the time. Reading helps them not only sharpen their skills but remain focused. It also help them to learn about new technologies and remain up to date.
Warren Buffett once asked the key to success, he pointed to a stack of books and said,
“Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”
Buffett also said once,
“I read and think, so I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.”
Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’ longtime business partner at Brekshire Hathaway said,
“We read a lot. I don’t know anyone who’s wise who doesn’t read a lot. But that’s not enough: You have to have a temperament to grab ideas and do sensible things. Most people don’t grab the right ideas or don’t know what to do with them.”
Self made millionaire Steve Siebold interview 1200 most successful wealthiest people to find out what traits they shared.  He published findings of his research in his book How Rich People Think. One trait nearly all of them shared most is they read self improvement books to autobiographies.
Warren Buffet is not alone. Here are some of successful business leaders and entrepreneurs who share same reading habit:
  • Bill Gates reads about 50 books per year
  • Mark Cuban reads more than 3 hours every day
  • Mark Zuckerberg committed to finish a book in every 2 week
  • Elon Musk shared his secret of building rockets. He said he reads books
  • Oprah Winfrey selects one of her favorite books every month and discuss with her Book Club Members
To help you start with your reading habit, I listed down some of my favorite books. I will keep updating this list once I finish more interesting books. To keep updated, please visit again.

Entrepreneurship

How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It
The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want

Investment/Finance

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
The Investment Answers
The Little Book That Beats the Market
Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements: The Search for the Company with a Durable Competitive Advantage
Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!

Real Estate

Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom
Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education

Presentation

Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story
HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations

Wealth

How Rich People Think

Focus

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
The Magic of Thinking Big

Marketing/Sales

The Sell: The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone
Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness
The Greatest Salesman in the World

Creativity

It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be: The world’s best selling book
Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!): How To Unleash Your Creative Potential
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