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We all want to be more successful in our work lives, businesses and personal lives. CEO’s by very definition are successful people, as they have risen to the top to run huge businesses. Wouldn’t it be amazing to spend even 5 minutes with them and their wisdom?

Well, you can get all their advice in one place, by reading their books! Keep reading to find 5 Books by CEO’s to make you successful.

Let My People Go Surfing | Yvon Chouinard, CEO of Patagonia

Yvon Chouinard started his business selling, designing, and manufacturing, rock climbing equipment in the late 1950s. This mail order business turned into a huge brand that is still at the top of its game in 2019.

Patagonia is a company based on the principle of giving back to the environment, which in the 60s was unheard of. In this book, Chouinard lays out the blueprint in which all businesses should aspire to run. This book is equal parts autobiography and business ideas. This book is fundamental when it comes to implementing great ideas into your business or life.

Conscious Capitalism | John Mackey, co-CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods

John Mackey is co-CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market and co-founder of the nonprofit Conscious Capitalism, Inc. In his working life, Mackey has unified the idea of well-sourced organic produce being the ultimate goal. Whole foods is a global business that is sustainable and ethical.

This book is a great guide on how to run a business, providing anecdotes to help save problems and become more efficient. This is the book for any business owner who wants to succeed.

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#Girlboss | Sophia Amoruso, former founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal

Former Chairman of Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso founded this business as an eBay page. Selling vintage clothes she scoured San Fransisco for. This then snowballed into a huge website, brand and Netflix series.

In this book, Amoruso introduces #girlboss a philosophy for making your work life as fun, fresh and raunchy as your personal adventures. Urging you to employ all the characteristics we have been told are not appropriate. Yes being bossy, and crude are some of the tactics used to grab hold of your destiny. A great read, period.

Setting the Table | Danny Meyer, CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group

Danny Meyer is the CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group and award-winning restauranteur. With Eleven critically acclaimed establishments in New York. This book is not just for people in the catering business, no it is much much more than that.

It puts the case forwards of learning business, providing you with the bases of how to really become an entrepreneur.

Personal History | Katherine Graham, former CEO of the Washington Post

Katherine Graham, the woman who piloted the Washington Post through the scandals of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate Scandal. This is the book that has been immortalised in the film The Post staring Meryl Streep.

Graham was the first CEO of a Fortune 1,000 company in her time of 1963-91. Drawing from personal grief and trauma, Graham began swimming in shark-infested waters. This memoir is a huge insight into an exciting time in US politics, as well as how to write your own destiny. A great read for everyone.