Most high achievers have one thing in common – they are well-read. Many of them have also read the same books. Vision, inspiration, and self-enhancement often take shape after a good read. Even you can lay your hands on these top reads recommended by high achievers:
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
The book shows us that nothing is impossible. Oliver and Wilbur Wright did something the world thought no one can be capable of. With no more than a high school education and no engineering background, they took to the air with their perseverance and determination.
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The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason
This book is best to learn about finance literature. It has a collection of parables, all of which has been set in Babylon. Many readers have drawn inspiration from this book. It also teaches you how to secure your money and subsequently make more.
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
The Power of Positive Thinking helped millions replace their negative thoughts and brought light into their lives. The philosophy that positive thoughts enrich positive actions is conveyed in a way that teaches readers to be focused and uncompromising.
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
This book gives a different take on success and achievements. Gladwell emphasises how external factors such as one’s family, date of birth, and birthplace all have an influence on success. He reveals a different kind of logic that is very practical and makes you actually wonder why we do not think the way he explains it to be.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Yann Martel’s critically acclaimed Life of Pi teaches you how to value your life both as a human and as an animal. It actually shows how animals survive in a zoo and outside. The experiences of the hero in the book will make you wonder how, as human beings, we fail to ignore the little things in life until we are put in a situation which can even take our life away.
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
A must read for anyone who wants to make a mark in their industry. It captures the essence of the phenomenon that was Steve Jobs – how his creativity and perfectionism played a hand in developing six industries.
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Written by Nike’s founder, Phil Knight’s book teaches you about the struggles in running a business and how hard work and obstacles should be faced along the way. This book about how the man behind the iconic sports brand did it all will truly inspire you.
Straight From the Gut by Jack Welch
This must-read by Jack Welch takes you through the latter’s journey and beliefs and how he went on to become one of the greatest corporate leaders. He speaks about the importance of work culture, passion, and how important it is to love your work.
These books perhaps can’t transform you into a different individual. But they sure can bring in some positive changes and inspire you for the better!