Scan the unavoidable lists of things successful entrepreneurs have in common and you’ll soon see the importance of books.
Of course we assume that they read books on business, and probably they do. I know my own bookshelves are overflowing with business classics and hidden gems on management, mindset and innovation.
But business isn’t the only genre spilling off those shelves and piling up on my night table.
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I can argue that I’ve gleaned just as much business wisdom from nonbusiness books, whose reading list falls into five categories.