If you want to be successful, you should read about 500 pages per day on business books. Or, that is what you may hear if you ask Warren Buffet, arguably the most proficient investor of our time, the way to do it. Buffet has estimated that he spends approximately 80% of his day studying: “My job is essentially just corralling more and an increasing number of details and data, and sometimes seeing whether that leads to some action,” he once said in an interview. Since Buffett put it, “that’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest.”
He’s not the only one. Some of the world’s most successful people have gone on the record for studying. Former President Barack Obama has described the ‘indispensable’ role novels played in his presidency, while Bill Gates reads about 50 books annually (roughly one per week).
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Together with your help, I have put together this ultimate list of the most important, best business books for aspiring entrepreneurs, creatives, and professionals to read in 2021.