13 books inspiring the ProcureTechSTARS

13 more books inspiring the ProcureTechSTARS

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When the ProcureTechSTARS have time, they like to indulge in a book or two. 

From business classics to fiction knockouts, there’s something for everyone. 

There’s never a shortage of books, as listed by these ProcureTechSTARS from earlier this year. We take a look at this year’s recommendations – spot any of your favourites? 

ReWork by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. 

Rajesh Kalidindi, CEO and Founder, LevaData 

“It’s a fantastic book for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, or anybody out there because it’s practical. It really inspires you to rethink everything. It’s about executing a certain way.” 

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Tai Alegbe, CEO and Co-founder, Contingent.ai 

“It’s a heavy book, but well worth read. I like the stoicism of the book and Aurelius’ philosophies of how you approach problems in the world.” 

Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond

Paolo Gamberoni, CEO and Co-founder, Creactives 

“It’s a good book to understand how lucky we are as it’s the story of civilisation over the last 15,000 years.” 

The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler

Adriano Garibotto, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer and Co-founder, Creactives 

“It interested me as a manager, who is an incredible visionary because he wrote it in the 80s and he envisioned everything that is happening today.” 

The Watchmen 

Omer Abdullah, Co-founder, The Smart Cube 

“It’s a superhero graphic novel which emphasises the superheroes’ insecurities. They have confidence issues and behavioural problems.” 

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz 

Tim Grunow, Managing Director and Co-founder, Archlet 

“I think I’ve read it about 4 or 5 times. Ben Horowitz is one of my biggest inspirations. I love when he talks about his life as a founder and how tough it can be going from the highest highs to the lowest lows—sometimes all within a few hours.” 

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 

Martin Rand, CEO and Co-founder, Pactum 

“[It] has some great leadership advice.” 

The biography of Winston Churchill by Roy Jenkins

Joel Hyatt, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder, Globality 

There are many biographies of Churchill, and I think I’ve read them all because I’ve been a big student of history, especially of that era.” 

Zero to One by Peter Thiels (and Blake Masters). 

Brandon Card, CEO and Co-founder, Terzo 

“He touches not only on business topics that are 100% spot on, but also about educational challenges in the world and modern life. I think it’s one of the best books in the world and the best book I’ve ever read!” 

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel 

Matthias Toepert, COO, LeanLinking 

The three novels in these series are fantastically well researched, and shed a completely new light on a period of English history where the main character, Thomas Cromwell, was historically considered the villain. Turns out that if you change your perspective by just a little bit, he actually is not. I find that an important lesson for life. It’s my comfort book. 

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