There’s no shame in finding business tips and tricks on TikTok. But if you want to follow in the footsteps of your favorite entrepreneur or tech titan – think Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett or Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg, for instance – you might want to crack open one of the books where they picked up some of their most valuable lessons.
Zuckerberg, for instance, wrote in a 2015 Facebook post that he liked to read “first-hand accounts about how people build great companies.” The 37-year-old billionaire turns to those books, he said in another post, for insight into “what causes innovation — what kinds of people, questions and environments,”
He’s far from alone, especially among his fellow successful business leaders.
Below, four entrepreneurs share the books that shaped their careers, business strategies, and — in a few cases — the way they think:
1. Mark Zuckerberg
In 2015, Zuckerberg read “Creativity, Inc.:…