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Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama all recommend this book — here's what it's about

<i>_ This post is part of Blinkist's books-in-blinks series.</i><i>The series provides key messages from books that you might not have time to read in their entirety.</i><p><i>Here are the key messages from Sapiens</i> <i>by Yuval Noah Harari.</i><i>Last year, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama all recommended the</b> …

How to Buckle Down and Write Your Book

Every solid business has a mission statement and a vision, and a book is no different.<p>The idea of writing a book is a daunting one. We hear from would-be authors every day who tell us that they've been thinking about it for years, but just can't get started. There are many things that can get in …

Writing

8 books to read if you want to succeed in business

The truth is that you can never know enough. There is always more to learn, and there are infinite ways you can grow. Whether you're an ambitious entrepreneur, a rising executive or someone just starting out, you can often find the keys to success in a good book.<p>If you're up for the challenge, …

Self-improvement

“Write What You Know” is Not Good Writing Advice

You’ve heard it before: Write what you know. I wonder what you think of that, because, frankly, I don’t think much. I’ve been known to pooh-pooh it …

Creative Writing

10 Literary Classics Every Business Leader Should Read

If you only stick to business books and biographies, you're not learning as much as you could.<p>Biographies of inspirational figures, leadership how-to titles, and management case studies will all give you great insights on how to be a better entrepreneur and leader, but if that's all you read, …

Literature

Hear the 10 Best Albums of the 1960s as Selected by Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson, the writer who gave vivid, inimitable form to "gonzo journalism," honed his literary chops the hard way, using rigorous …

Three Characteristics A Work of Fiction Must Possess

Three characteristics a work of fiction must possess in order to be successful:1. It must have a precise and suspenseful plot. 2. The author must …

The favorite books of 10 millionaires and billionaires

From entrepreneurs and media tycoons, to international superstars and the president himself, here are 10 books that should be required reading for anyone looking to improve their lives.

HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

10 books Justin Trudeau thinks everyone should read

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proves that even world leaders have time to read.<p>In a recent post on Quora, Trudeau answered the question "What are your five favorite books?"<p>"I am a massive reader, have been all my life," he wrote. "I read anything, and everything, in huge quantities. These …

Want to read more books? Follow these tips

I read at least 52 books each year and I blog about it. Although my semi-annual "books" column is always one of my most popular (you can see last six …

Writing

The 25 best personal finance books to read in 2017

Luckily you don't have to do much searching. I've compiled for you a list of the 25 <b>best</b> personal finance books to read this year. The books on this list are incredibly varied, from true personal finance books by gurus like Dave Ramsey, Robert Kiyosaki, and Tony Robbins, to value investing classics …

Colson Whitehead wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for 'The Underground Railroad'

Colson Whitehead won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in fiction Monday for "The Underground Railroad." It caps a sweep of accolades that the book has received since its publication by Doubleday in August 2016, including winning the National Book Award in November and being selected by Oprah Winfrey for her …

Want to found a start-up? These are the books you should read first, a top VC says

Bill Gurley's investment firm, Benchmark, has made some big bets that paid off. The firm was an early investor in Instagram, Quora, Snap, Uber, …

Venture Capital