A post from McKinsey in 2016 listed a few books recommended by CEOs. Here are are Ried Hoffman’s recommendations.
Reid was executive vice president of PayPal before cofounding LinkedIn in 2002 and becoming executive chairman in 2009. He has been a partner of the venture-capital firm Greylock Partners since 2009, investing in companies such as Airbnb and Facebook.
The Inner Lives of Markets: How People Shape Them—And They Shape Us—Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan (PublicAffairs, 2016; nonfiction)
More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First—Steve Hilton with Jason and Scott Bade (WH Allen, 2015; nonfiction)
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements—Eric Hoffer (HarperCollins Publishers, 2010; nonfiction)
This Brave New World: India, China and the United States—Anja Manuel (Simon & Schuster, 2016; nonfiction)
The Gene: An Intimate History—Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner, 2016; nonfiction)
The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks—Joshua Cooper Ramo (Little, Brown & Company, 2016; nonfiction)