Richard Branson’s Top 16 Books for Inspiration and Growth

Richard Branson has shown that there is no limit to one’s ability and imagination if he is strong-willed and is ready no to give up his ideas even in the face of the greatest difficulties. However, Richard Branson is also looking for sources of inspiration and ideas. If you want to find out which are Richard Branson’s favorite books that have helped him to grow as a personality, develop himself and open new horizons, check out this selection of 16 books he recommends everyone to read.

Originals, Adam Grant. We know masterminds like Beethoven, Shakespeare, Edison, and others, no one can defeat, right? Wrong, this book is written just so you as a reader could change your view of the world. Originals is a book on how people could popularize ideas and support abstract thinking.

Mao: The Untold Story, Jung Chan. The book is about Mao Zedong, the former ruler of China. About his life and achievements.

The Dice Man, Luke Rhinehart. A classic that can even change your life. While reading this book you can discover the philosophy of our mysterious desire to always be surprised.

In-N-Out Burger, Stacy Perman. This book goes into detail about the power which is held by the giant company In-N-Out Burgers.

The Meaning of the 21st Century, James Martin. The author writes about the challenges that our planet is facing and gives practical advice for several problems.

New Power, Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms. A book about companies, politics, and society.

Mandela’s Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage, Richard Stengel. The title of the book outlines a vision of what this book is about. A wonderful human spirit has been captured in this book and it inspires us to look into ourselves and appreciate what we already have.

Winners, Alastair Campbell. The author lets the readers know what the needed ingredients are to fulfill their life vision.

Start With Why, Simon Sinek. In this book, the author explains that people and organizations frequently don’t understand why they are doing what they are doing. Therefore, if you have this problem then definitely read this book!

A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking. The book describes many things about science, starting a couple of hundred years back until nowadays.

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, Jung Chang. Courage and love – these values are described in this superb memoir. This book is about Jung Chang a grandmother, daughter of the author and herself.

Black Box Thinking, Matthew Syed. Why do many people never learn from their mistakes, but some do? The book aims to encourage people to adapt growth thinking.

Tales of the Unexpected, Roald Dahl. Book full of interesting stories that surely leaves a great impression long after reading it.

Cosmos, Carl Sagan. In this book, science and philosophy have been connected, discovering how the universe was made and how it developed.

Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill, Matthieu Ricard. What is happiness? In this revolutionary book, there are answers to all questions about happiness. Be brave, read it!

Losing My Virginity, Richard Branson. Book full of challenges and adventures with personal and business survival stories.

Did any of these books made you lost in thoughts or sparked your interest? This billionaire reads a lot of books per year and every time he finds something useful he marks it and writes down how he could use it to make his life better. We should all do the same. Which will be the first book you will read?