Jeff Bezos Reading List

In Brad Stone’s new book about Amazon, The Everything Store, there’s a list of books called “Jeff’s Reading list,” which we bring to you as highlighted by Shane Parrish at Farnam Street. Disclaimer: The following links contain our Amazon Affiliate code. Though we encourage you to click and help us content to invest in providing you better content!

The Everything Store


“Books have nurtured Amazon since its creation and shaped its culture and strategy,” Stone writes. “Here are a dozen books widely read by executives and employees that are integral to understanding the company.”

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Sam Walton: Made in America

Memos from the Chairman by Alan Greenberg

The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick P. Brooks, Jr

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies’ by Jim Collins

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don’t by Jim Collins

Creation: Life and How to Make it by Steve Grand

The Innovators Dilemma by Clayton Christensen

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvements by Eliyahu Goldratt

Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation by James Womanck

Data-Driven Marketing: The 15 Metrics Everyone in Marketing Should Know by Mark Jeffery

The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb