Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bill Gates's (and Warren Buffett's) Favorite Business Book

The book is Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street.

Link to article: Bill Gates's Favorite Business Book 
Not long after I first met Warren Buffett back in 1991, I asked him to recommend his favorite book about business. He didn't miss a beat: "It's 'Business Adventures,' by John Brooks, " he said. "I'll send you my copy." I was intrigued: I had never heard of "Business Adventures" or John Brooks.

Today, more than two decades after Warren lent it to me—and more than four decades after it was first published—"Business Adventures" remains the best business book I've ever read. John Brooks is still my favorite business writer. (And Warren, if you're reading this, I still have your copy.)


Related book: The Go-Go Years: The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street's Bullish 60s

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