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What does Bill Gates read?

Posted in Uncategorized by JD on October 15, 2009

Here is a sample of Bill Gates’ reading list.  It includes some of his favorite books for business as well as what he reads for recreation.

  • Direct from Dell: Strategies that Revolutionized an Industry
    By Michael Dell, Catherine Fredman
    Gates’ endorsement: “I’ve long admired Dell’s pioneering use of the World Wide Web. In Direct from Dell, you’ll find strategies for using the Web to enhance your sales and empower information throughout your business. If you want to capitalize on cyberspace, you should read this book.”
  • What Will Be: How the New World of Information Will Change Our Lives
    By Michael L. Dertouzos, Bill Gates
    Gates’ endorsement: “‘What Will Be’ is an engaging and visionary guide to the future…. Whoever takes part in the coming Information Reovlution-and that’s just about all of us-needs to know ‘What Will Be’.”
  • The Catcher in the Rye
    By J.D. Salinger
    Gates’ endorsement: “One of my favorite books from childhood is The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. I have read it so many times that I can quote large portions of it from memory.”

Click HERE for more of Bill Gates’ book recommendations.