Books for success
The most successful people learn from others. And a good way to learn from fellow industry makers is by reading their book. Here are some high-power reads that successful entrepreneurs recommend. — Tamekia Reece
Elon Musk
CEO of SpaceX and Tesla
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

Musk says this book shows how Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, has built multiple breakthrough companies. Thiel outlines the unconventional thinking that’s required for startups to succeed.
Jeff Bezos
Founder and former CEO of Amazon
The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton M. Christensen

Credited as helping to spur the idea behind Kindle and Amazon Web Services, this book walks through innovative risk-taking to prevent potentially business-ending mistakes.
Bill Gates
Co-founder of Microsoft
The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Robert Iger

Gates says this is one of the best business books he’s read in several years. In addition to sharing what it’s like to be the CEO of a large company, Iger shares 10 core principles for true leadership.
Stay sharp
Relaxing your mind keeps your body rested and your mind focused. When you you’re stressing, these relaxing activities can help to maintain mental health.
Tease your brain. Lifelong learning boosts brain health. Challenge yourself with crosswords, learning a new hobby or reading books from different genres.

Get moving. You don’t have to do strenuous workouts to get a boost to your mental health. Try relaxing exercises like yoga, tai chi or a leisurely walk.

Socialize. People with strong social ties tend to have better mental health. Reach out to family and friends, look for virtual volunteer opportunities or join online discussion groups.  — Tamekia Reece