Jeff Bezos’ Favorite Books

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This list of Jeff Bezos’ favorite books was created  on 2/19/2018

Although, he has never authored one, Jeff Bezos has recommended a bunch of books over the years. We came up with 15 or 16 books which the richest man in the world has recommended. We put together the entire list below with the source of where Gates recommended the title. To our knowledge, no one has completed a record so vast and comprehensive, so we hope you enjoy and appreciate our work. If we are missing any please contact us with source of where Bezos recommends it so we can update this post. Bezos focuses on a wide variety of topics, so this is not just tech/ecommerce/investment books, and some names are out of the box – issues are vast and include investing but also science, history, politics and even fiction. We also want to mention that we earn an affiliate fee if you purchase the book through these links it’s not enough to buy an Amazon Kindle and certainly  not enough to afford an Amazon Show but hopefully enough to obtain a worn out used copy of Dow 36,000.

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Jeff Bezos's Favorite Books

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done” Peter F. Drucker 2017 Source
The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro 1990
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Harper Business Essentials) Jerry I Porras 2004
Creation: Life and How to Make It" by Steve Grand Steve Grand
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don't" by Jim Collins Jim Collins
The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business Clayton M. Christensen 2011
Sam Walton: Made In America Sam Walton 1993
Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated James P. Womack 2003
Memos from the Chairman Alan C. Greenberg 1996
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering Frederick Phillips Brooks 1975
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement Eliyahu M. Goldratt 1984
Data-Driven Marketing: The 15 Metrics Everyone in Marketing Should Know Mark Jeffery 2010
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Nassim Nicholas Taleb 2007
Dune Frank Herbert 1965
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle 1962

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