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Salesforce’s Dreamforce is a big party. But it’s also a chance for attendees to hear from business leaders on the challenges and successes their companies face in the digital era.
Business Insider attended and spoke with executives from Salesforce, MuleSoft, BMW Group, Deloitte, and Frito-Lay, who all provided book recommendations that can help digital leaders excel in their jobs.
The nine picks ranged from well-known business books endorsed by the likes of Bill Gates, to a children’s book that has been around for decades.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — A lot of Salesforce’s Dreamforce is a party. But it’s also a chance for attendees to hear from top business leaders about the biggest technology challenges facing companies.

At the November gathering of employees, customers, vendors, analysts, and reporters that takes over downtown San Francisco, Business Insider spoke to executives from Salesforce, MuleSoft, BMW, Deloitte, and Frito-Lay. We asked each of them about the books that provide inspiration in their day-to-day lives. For some, those were the same favorites as luminaries like Bill Gates. Others cited childhood books that continue to resonate with them decades later.

Below is the list of nine recommendations for those digital leaders looking to get a leg up at work, or simply seeking a good book for the cold winter months.

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“Educated: A Memoir,” by Tara Westover

The 2018 best-seller endorsed by former President Barack Obama and Bill Gates tracks Westover’s journey from her childhood in the mountains of Idaho with survivalist parents to Cambridge University.

She entered college with no formal education to speak of. The story is, ultimately, about being self-aware enough to understand what education really means.

The message stuck …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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