A Saturday’s NY Times article on the reading habits of CEOs features Sequoia venture guy Mike Moritz. He isn’t really a CEO, of course, but he is apparently a serious bibliophile — albeit one who doesn’t read business books.
â€œI try to vary my reading diet and ensure that I read more fiction than nonfiction,â€ Mr. Moritz said. â€œI rarely read business books, except for Andy Groveâ€™s â€˜Swimming Across,â€™ which has nothing to do with business but describes the emotional foundation of a remarkable man. I re-read from time to time T. E. Lawrenceâ€™s â€˜Seven Pillars of Wisdom,â€™ an
exquisite lyric of derring-do, the navigation of strange places and the imaginative ruses of a peculiar character. It has to be the best book ever written about leading people from atop a camel.â€