“Make reading a habit” is one of Warren Buffett’s precious pieces of advice. A well-known business tycoon, He believes that there are countless books out there that are worth reading–some of them written by people who have awe-inspiring experiences to share. We may have different stories and situations, but we can also learn from others’ life experiences—including failures, difficulties, and lessons—that we can use to succeed in the business world. Here are three must-read books to guide you:
- “Stress Test” by Timothy F. Geithner
The Stress Test book is a compelling piece of the former US Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, who now serves as President at a private equity investment firm in New York. Timothy’s 2014 masterpiece addresses the intriguing story behind America’s battle against financial crises and how politicians and the society survived from the cruelty of politics during his term at the Treasury. It is also a comprehensive guide ideal for all aspiring businessmen that will teach you how to manage a business or an organization especially in times of catastrophic financial struggle.
- “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjamin Graham
Benjamin Graham, well regarded in the investment world and oftentimes named as the “father of value investing” is the man behind the top-rated book The Intelligent Investor – first published in 1949. The book has received plaudits for its bold take on various principles in investing that that people can apply in their current business dealings. Benjamin’s avid fan, Warren Buffett, also considers this book as one of his favorites.
- “The Industries of the Future” by Alec Ross
Some of the most influential people nowadays, including Joi Ito, a Japanese entrepreneur, have read The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross. In this book, you will likely get promising and inspiring ideas of what does the future hold for various industries in the coming decades. This has caught the interests of many business magnates and even those average people who are also having wild thoughts and notions about the possible economic developments in the future.