有閱讀障礙(Dyslexia)的Jamie Oliver對閱讀容易失去興趣,38歲讀到《飢餓遊戲:星火燎原》The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,第一次把一本書讀完。啟發這些CEO的書,會不會也啟發你?

Arianna Huffington -President and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post

閱讀書單:FOCUS

“I love how FOCUS is a sustained look at our addiction to screens and devices and the countless external distractions that threaten to take us further from ourselves and the people we love. His lesson--that “full attention is a form of love”-is something we can all learn from and take to heart.” -Arianna Huffington

哈芬頓郵報主編Huffington說對螢幕與電子裝置成癮,使我們忽略周遭愛的人,FOCUS提醒我們專注也是一種愛。

 

Elon Musk - Founder and CEO, Space Exploration Technologies Corp

閱讀書單:The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

“Musk, by the way, names Douglas Adams as one of the great modern philosophers. Adams wrote The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books.” -NPR

太空探索科技公司執行長Musk,喜歡的書是The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy《銀河便車指南》,不僅陪伴他長大,也讓他試圖去了解自己在這宇宙的位置。

Musk的閱讀習慣--只要對某件事感興趣,Musk就會讀相關的書、並盡可能找出所有資訊,如果一般公認的知識、道理對他來說不合理,會毅然捨棄。

 

Jeff Bezos - CEO, Amazon

閱讀書單:

(1) Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

(2) The Remains of the Day

“If you read The Remains of the Day, which is one of my favorite books, you can't help but come away and think, I just spent 10 hours living an alternate life and I learned something about life and about regret.” -Jeff Bezos

亞馬遜網路商店執行長Bezos曾告訴Newsweek,The Remains of the Day可以讓你跳脫自我,彷彿過一段情感壓抑生活,從中認識現實人生與後悔。

 

Tim Cook - CEO, Apple

閱讀書單:Competing Against Time

“The new CEO is known to give colleagues copies of Competing Against Time, a book about using supply chains as a strategic weapon in business.” -Bloomberg

這本書最主要說明如何利用供應鏈得到戰略優勢,Tim Cook還常發這本書給同事。

 

Mark Zuckerberg - CEO, Facebook

閱讀書單:The Aeneid

“I just added it because I liked it. I don’t think there’s any real significance to the fact that it’s listed there and other books aren’t. But there are definitely books—like The Aeneid—that I enjoyed reading a lot more.” -Mark Zuckerberg

臉書執行長Zuckerberg很喜歡The Aeneid (羅馬帝國史記),有一次開產品會議,他還引述The Aeneid的幾段話。

註:Zuckerberg的閱讀偏好--Zuckerberg身邊的親朋好友都知道他愛讀經典文學,除了The Aeneid,他也愛讀希臘神話如The Odyssey。■

英語島

編輯推薦:I'll contact with you 這句話有錯嗎?

關於天下部落格

  • 天下部落格為互動社群平台,是知識的分享,觀點的累積,連結人與人之間的新觀點。加值下班後各領域的輕知識。包括:捕捉每日漏網新聞、科技、創業、商管財經、人文。
  • 有任何建議及想法,請至天下雜誌FB粉絲專頁。或來信至天下雜誌客服信箱:cwadmin@cw.com.tw
  • 投稿及洽談合作事宜,請聯絡天下部落格專用信箱:blog.cwgroup@gmail.com