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So you want to develop your business idea?

Hmmm…what are you reading?

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates is clearly an individual not afraid to vocalise his love for the act of reading, as can be seen from the numerous reading lists he offers each year. Wholeheartedly accepting that the pastime plays a part in responsibility for his success, he mentions the benefit of having parents who encouraged this passion.

Gates sees reading an essential teacher of the new, thanking perspective, and in turn preserving youth as he mentions “You don’t really start getting old until you stop learning,”. The pastime is something Gates believes aided in pushing forward his career, and has mentioned he reads a total of 50 books a year! With that being said, here are a few of the American business magnate’s recommended reads:

  1. The Myth of the Strong Leader – Archie Brown
  2. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol Dweck
  3. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character – Paul Tough
  4. The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking – Eli Broad
  5. Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World With OKRs – John Doerr
  6. Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation – Tim Brown

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