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51 Books Richard Branson Thinks You Should Read

51 Books Richard Branson Thinks You Should Read

Over the years, many multi-billionaires such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Mark Zuckerberg have revealed that they are voracious readers. Another famous entrepreneur who recently joined that list is Virgin Record boss Richard Manson.

In honour of World Book Day, Richard Manson recommended the books that helped shape his life as an entrepreneur. Many of these books centre on leadership, business, and self-help.

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Here are 51 books the entrepreneur thinks you should read:

  1.  Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton
  2.  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
  3.  1984 – George Orwell
  4.  Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  5.  The Quiet American – Graham Greene
  6.  Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak Tales of the Unexpected – Roald Dahl
  7.  George’s Marvelous Medicine – Roald Dahl
  8.  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  9.  Oh, The Place You’ll Go – Dr. Seuss
  10.  Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie
  11.  The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
  12.  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
  13.  Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
  14.  The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  15.  Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stephenson
  16.  The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  17.  The Dice Man – Luke Rhinehart
  18.  Shantaram – Gregory Roberts
  19.  One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  20.  Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the  World – Tracy Kidder
  21.  The Outermost House – Henry Beston
  22.  Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China – Jung Chang
  23.  Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege – Antony Beevor
  24.  The Right Stuff – Tom Wolfe
  25.  In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex – Nathaniel Philbrick
  26.  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  27.  Travels with Charley – John Steinbeck
  28.  Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela – Nelson Mandela
  29.  Mao: The Unknown Story – Jung Chang
  30.  A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety – Jimmy Carter
  31.  No Future Without Forgiveness – Desmond Tutu
  32.  Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time – Dava Sobel
  33.  Mandela’s Way: Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage – Stengel
  34.  Limitless: Leadership That Endures – Ajaz Ahmed
  35.  Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World – Adam Grant
  36.  If I Could Tell You Just One Thing: 50 of the world’s most remarkable people pass on their best piece of advice – Richard Reed
  37.  Remote: Office Not Required – Jason Fried
  38.  Start With Why – Simon Sinek
  39.  101 Reasons to Get Out of Bed – Natasha Milne
  40. . Letters to a Stranger: A publishing project in aid of MIND – Various
  41.  Self Belief: The Vision – Jamal Edwards
  42.  The Meaning of the 21st Century – James Martin
  43.  Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill – Matthieu Ricard
  44. . A Time for New Dreams – Ben Okri
  45.  A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking
  46.  The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth – Tim Flannery
  47.  Big World, Small Planet – Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum
  48.  An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It – Al Gore
  49. . Necker: A Virgin Island – Russell James
  50.  Lost Ocean – Johanna Basford
  51. Arctica: The Vanishing North – Sebastian Copeland

You must have read most of it, isn’t it? Let’s hear from you in the comment box below.


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