Many people throughout the world have become billionaires through business. So the more often we take the opportunity to learn from them, the better. Here are a few books written by billionaires that can help us succeed in our own careers. They offer their own tales of experiences and personal tips and tricks as they worked to get to where they are now.
Principles: Life and Work By Ray Dalio
Ray Dalio is considered one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs. He is the founder, co-chairman, and co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates. Dalio is also a philanthropist. His book gives advice, guidance, and insights that you will not typically find in the conventional business press.
Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy By Bill Gates
In this book written by Bill Gates, we learn how technology can help run a business better and how it can transform the nature of business in the future. Bill Gates is an American businessman, software developer, and philanthropist. He is best known for being the co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation.
Bloomberg by Bloomberg By Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg is known as one of the world’s most generous philanthropists and is well-respected throughout the country. He has had a voice in various issues such as gun violence, climate change, and public health.
In this book, Bloomberg tells his personal story about how he worked his way through college and landed on Wall Street. He also injects insights into business and technology while teaching readers several lessons on how to be more successful.
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike By Phil Knight
Phil Knight is an American billionaire businessman and the co-founder and chairman of Nike, Inc. He has pledged over $500 million in donations to the University of Oregon and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. In his book, he discusses the earlier days of his career and how he went about creating one of the world’s most iconic and profitable brands.
The Doing Good Model: Activate Your Goodness in BusinessBy Shari Arison
Shari Arison is an American-born Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the owner of Arison Investments and the Ted Arison Family Foundation, which is comprised of several different philanthropic organizations. In her book, Arison shows how you can infuse your business with the power of doing good. She shows how businesses of all sizes can benefit from a more sustainable and value-based business model.