Leadership

Bill Gates, Gretchen Rubin and other leaders share their favorite books of 2016

Bill Gates at the 2015 CGI Annual Meeting in New York
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Bill Gates at the 2015 CGI Annual Meeting in New York

Being a bookworm is a smart way to get ahead.

Some of America's top executives, such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, are voracious readers.

This week, during Facebook's #ReadtoLead campaign, business leaders across various industries are sharing the top books they read in 2016 that shaped their perspective on business, management or leadership.

Here's what Bill Gates, Gretchen Rubin and other successful individuals recommend from what they read this past year:


Bill Gates
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Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Self-made billionaire and co-founder of Microsoft

Gates' best reads of 2016 include:

Read Gates' full post.


Margaret Heffernan
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Margaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan

Author and TED speaker

Heffernan's best reads of 2016 include:

Read Heffernan's full post.


Nicholas Kristof
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Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof

New York Times op-ed columnist and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes

Kristof's best reads of 2016 include:

Read Kristof's full post.


Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot
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Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot

Yves Guillemot

Co-founder and CEO of Ubisoft

Guillemot's best read of 2016 is:

Read Guillemot's full post.


Gretchen Rubin
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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

Author and speaker

Rubin's best reads of 2016 include:

Read Rubin's full post and watch her video discussion of each book.


Jeremiah Owyang
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Jeremiah Owyang

Jeremiah Owyang

Founder and CEO of Crowd Companies

Owyang's best reads of 2016 include:

Read Owyang's full post.


Scott Kelly
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Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly

Former NASA astronaut who spent 500+ days on the International Space Station

Kelly's best read of 2016 is:

Read Kelly's full post.

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