Photo Credit: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Chris Drumm

Photo Credit: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Chris Drumm

Business Insider’s Alyson Shontell’s interesting new post lists books that have “shaped tech’s most influential people and helped them become the CEOs and global leaders they are today.” From the article:

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos – Built To Last: Successful Habits Of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras and The Remains Of the Day (fiction) by Kazuo Ishiguro

Zappos CEO Tony HsiehTribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups To Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan, John King and Halee Fischer-Wright, Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo From Maslow by Chip Conley and The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth In Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt

Microsoft Founder Bill GatesThe Better Angels Of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker and The Catcher In the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergThe Aeneid by Virgil and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg – John le Carre spy novels, especially The Honourable Schoolboy

Oracle CEO Larry EllisonNapoleon by Vincent Cronin

Apple CEO Tim CookCompeting Against Time by George Stalk

Telsa Motors and SpaceX Founder Elon MuskLord Of the Ring series, works of many philosophers, and his favorite, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Co-Founder of Square and Twitter Jack DorseyThe Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right by Atul Gawande

Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs – “William Shakespeare’s King Lear, Plato, Clayton Christensen’s Innovator’s Dilemma, Shunryu Suzuki’s Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Chogyam Trungpa’s Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography Of a Yogi, and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.”