Jeff Bezos was recently interviewed on CNBC.

One of the best parts of the interview is the detail given by Bezos about some of the books he's shared with Amazon's top executives — he uses these as frameworks for shaping the future of the company.

1. The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker.

2. The Innovator's Solution by Clayton Christensen. (Interestingly, the only business book Steve Jobs ever liked was The Innovator's Dilemma, by the same author.)

3. The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt.

Bezos is not the only one to nudge execs to read. Tim Cook, CEO at Apple, gives copies of Competing Against Time: How Time-Based Competition is Reshaping Global Markets to his colleagues.

(The book titles appeared in this follow up.)

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