The Virgin Group’s founding businessman is also an avowed fan of reading who has even created his own literary club. Which are
There are many characteristics that several of the richest in the world have in common, from respecting a routine, getting up early and exercising to learning to speak in public, to one of the most important: flee from conformity and pursue constant evolution.
There are also many millionaires and successful people who share the habit and taste for reading. Tom Corley, author of Rich Habbits, has studied hundreds of people and ended up concluding that millionaires like to read.
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“I found out in my research that there are some common books that self-made millionaires read. There are self-help books like How to Win Friends and Influence People. But they also read a lot of biographies of other successful people“, go ahead.
Why this kind of reading? “These books, these autobiographies or biographies of successful people are actually a story of all the mistakes they made. And one of the things that I discovered in my research is: Mentors are the fast track to building wealth,” Corley explains.
“A book, an autobiography, or a biography can be a mentor. Can point you in the right direction. It can tell you what to do and what not to do, “he adds.
These are not the only readings of millionaires, but it is clear that reading is an important habit for them: Bill Gates reads 50 books a year, Mark Zuckerberg is known for his book recommendations of all kinds, Warren Buffet dedicates about 5 hours a day to read the press and reports and Oprah Winfrey has praised that “nothing can replace the experience of a good reading.”
Richard Branson, billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, is also an avowed fan of reading. that he has even created his own literary club. “I’ve always loved reading. It’s a great way to open your mind, spark your imagination, and land in a new place on the turn of a page,” he says.
In your last LinkedIn post, in response to a user, He has shared the 3 books that he recommends to read to anyone at least once in his life (and yes, 2 of them are autobiographies).
In his latest post on LinkedIn, Branson has shared the 3 books he recommends reading at least once in your life
“There is an almost endless list of enlightening, enduring, and impossibly brilliant books to recommend, but here are the ones that immediately spring to mind,” he introduces:
1984, by George Orwell
In 1984, written almost 40 years earlier, George Orwell presents a politically critical dystopian fiction in which the Thought Police control people’s lives in a London of the future.
“I may not be the first person to recommend 1984, but perhaps that makes it even more important. When I first read the novel in the early 1980s, I was so moved that I decided to turn it into a film,” begins by recalling Richard Branson, on the project that spawned a self-titled classic and featuring “incredible performances” by John Hurt and Richard Burton.
“Although the book is fictional and was written more than 70 years ago, it is worrying to see how relevant it is today.“warns Branson.
“In today’s world where science is under scrutiny, vigilance is on the rise, tactics of fear dominate politics, and ‘alternative facts’ stifle the truth, 1984 explains the unbreakable relationship between truth and freedom As we navigate the era of post-truth, 1984 reminds us why it is important to defend the truth above all else, “he concludes.
“I do not believe that the society that I have described in 1984 necessarily becomes a reality, but I do believe that something similar can exist,” Orwell ventured after publishing his novel.
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Just Kids, translated into Spanish as We were some children, is the novel by Patti Smith that Richard Branson presents as one of his 3 recommended books for everyone.
This award-winning and critically acclaimed book praise the prose of “the godmother of punk”, collects the artist’s memories from her early days in New York and her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
“It’s one of the loveliest books I’ve ever read. (…) Beyond the star-studded plot and Patti’s beautiful prose, the persistent influence of Just Kids is that life is enriched by the people around you and that, regardless of the direction you take, you can always come back to yourself “, highlights the founder of Virgin Group.
“That’s why I chose Just Kids for my Literati Reading Club a few months ago, and that led to a very special Ask the Author interview with Patti a few weeks later. The ‘Punk Laureate Poet’ was so endearing, lilting, and inspiring as I had imagined, and I would recommend his writings to anyone, “he says.
Virgin founder has his own book club
Just Mercy, de Bryan Stevenson
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption es un libro del abogado Bryan Stevenson que has been adapted for film into a film starring Michael B. Jordan.
“I met Bryan Stevenson at a Virgin Unite meeting many years ago. Despite being one of the most acclaimed civil rights lawyers in the world, I was struck by how kind, eloquent and humble he was,” the billionaire begins by recalling.
“Bryan’s firm belief that ‘each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done’ is a very important message, and sets the tone for his memoirs, Just Mercy. I chose Bryan’s book for my Book Club Literati earlier this year and I was very inspired to hear how it reinforced or completely changed the opinion of many of the readers about criminal justice“Branson explains.
“Just Mercy perfectly expresses how cruel and flawed the death penalty is, but it is also a story of hope and a reminder that everyone deserves a second chance,” Richard Branson discusses in his LinkedIn post on his favorite books.