12 Books recommended by a Celestial Warrior-Philosopher or Steve Jobs (Maybe it’s just Ashton Kutcher)

Inc.com has a book list from Steve Jobs.  I’m assuming it was compiled from old info…  I feel they may be reaching a little saying that Steve Jobs would want us to read them.  But, it is always interesting what interesting people do and, consequently, read.

It’s a varied list. Some names we know, so that are a bit obscure.  Their article also include some “fun factoids” – who doesn’t enjoy a little trivia?  In regards to the list they say, “…almost all the books are about a single individual overcoming enormous odds and obstacles in order to transform either the world, himself, or both.”  You know, that’s a good reason to read a book because we like individuals, overcoming stuff, and transformations.  I’m also partial to the world at large.

In no particular order:

  1. 1984, by George Orwell
  2. Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
  3. Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda
  4. Be Here Now, by Baba Ram Dass
  5. Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, by Chogyam Trungpa
  6. Diet for a Small Planet, by Frances Moore Lappe
  7. Inside the Tornado, by Geoffrey A. Moore
  8. Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
  9. Only the Paranoid Survive, by Andrew S. Grove
  10. The Innovator’s Dilemma, by Clayton Christensen
  11. The Tao of Programming, by Geoffrey James
  12. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, by Shunryu Suzuki

Source: 12 Books Steve Jobs Wanted You to Read | Inc.com

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