Warren Buffett and Bill Gates agree this 1969 classic is still the best business book of all time—here’s why

David Neagle | 2019-04-30 | including 1 item |
Behind every successful entrepreneur is a list of books that have helped them navigate the intricacies of running a business and living a victorious life. While more recent books like Phil Knight’s “Shoe Dog,” Ray Dalio’s “Principles” and Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” stand out as a few favorites of top CEOs, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates both agree that the best business book of all time was written 50 years ago. When the two billionaires first met back in 1991, Gates asked Buffett to recommend his favorite business book. Without missing a beat, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO answered: “Business Adventures” by John Brooks, then said he would send his copy to Gates. “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,” Gates wrote in his blog back in 2014. (He cheekily added, “And Warren, if you’re reading this, I still have your copy.”)
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#1  Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
Book | 9781497644892 | John Brooks | July 8, 2014

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