- Insider has compiled a list of seven books recommended by entrepreneurs.
- They include founders and C-level CEOs from top startups like UserZoom in Silicon Valley.
- The books cover topics such as culture at Netflix and the financial crisis.
This is an edited and translated version of article which originally appeared on August 18, 2022.
Insider spoke with seven entrepreneurs from the top startups about what they’ve been reading over the summer.
Here is a list of seven books they recommended.
1. “The Pursuit of Perfection: The Principles Behind Winning Soccer the De La Salle Way”
Authors: Bob Ladusor and Neil Hayes
recommended: Joaquim Lecha, CEO of Typeform
Ladouceur became the head football coach at De La Salle High School in 1979. By the time he retired in 2013, he had built one of the greatest high school teams of all time. the book It gives insight into Ladouceur’s philosophy and includes “valuable lessons in the council room as in the locker room,” Goodreads says.
2. “Too Big to Fail: Inside the Battle to Save Wall Street”
author: Andrew Ross Sorkin
recommended: Pablo Fernandez, co-founder of Clicars
Sorkin, a financial columnist for the New York Times, provides a detailed account of the 2008 financial crisis. writing It provides insight into the meltdown from the perspective of Wall Street executives and the US government as they try to contain the crisis.
3. “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”
author: Robin Sharma
recommended: Pedro Clavería, co-founder and co-CEO of Playtomic
Sharma was a lawyer who quit his job to become a writer. “The monk who sold his FerrariIt is a self-help book that describes itself as “a tale about fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny.” It tells the fictional story of Julian Mantell, a lawyer who faces an existential crisis after a heart attack. Mantell decides to move to India, where he meets Himalayan scholars who teach him practical and important lessons about life.
4. “No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention”
Authors: Reed Hastings and Erin Mayer
recommended: Alastair Moreno, Clikalia co-founder and CEO
Hastings is a co-founder of Netflix, president and co-CEO. in this bookWritten with professor at Mayer College of Business, Hastings talks about the company’s “unconventional” culture, his leadership philosophy, and how this works at Netflix.
5- Atomic habits
author: James Claire
recommended: Alfonso de la Nuys, co-founder and CEO of UserZoom
“James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts in habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master small behaviors that lead to noticeable results,” Goodreads says.
6- “American Dirt”
author: Janine Cummins
recommended: Pablo Figueira, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Belvo
“American dirt“An account of the plight of many unauthorized immigrants making the perilous journey to the United States, seen through the eyes of Lydia Quijano Perez, a librarian forced to flee Mexico.
7. “Vanity Fire”
author: Tom Wolf
recommended: Rob Cassidy, CEO of Wallapop
Wolf more famous novel Goodreads says it’s about “ambition, racism, class, politics and greed in New York City in the ’80s.”
The story revolves around Sherman McCoy, a bond dealer in New York in the 1980s, whose life goes through a dizzying downfall.