If there’s one thing that can be said about Steve Jobs, it’s that he was a voracious reader. He was known to read as many as five books a week, and he often recommended books to others. Here are six books that Jobs recommended reading.
6 Books Steve Jobs Recommends You Read
The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
In this book, Clayton Christensen explains why successful companies can fail to continue to be successful when new technologies and markets emerge. He uses the theory of disruptive innovation to show how successful companies can be overtaken by upstart competitors.
The Bible might come as a bit of a surprise, but Steve Jobs was known to be a pretty religious guy. The Bible was one of the six books that he recommended that everyone read.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
This book is a classic on Chinese military strategy. Jobs was known to be a fan of the book and credited it for teaching him how to fight and win.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
This book is a classic coming-of-age story that is a favorite of many. Jobs is no exception, and he has said that it is one of his favorite books.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This book is another classic coming-of-age story, this time set in the deep south during the 1930s. Jobs has said that it is one of the most important books he’s ever read.
The Whole Earth Catalog
The Whole Earth Catalog was published in 1968 and was a compilation of essays, articles, and poetry about ecology, sustainable living, and self-reliance. Jobs was a big fan of the book and said that it was one of the things that inspired him to start Apple.