Significant business figures like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates have made regular reading a part of their lives and businesses and extolled the benefits. Guilherme Benchimol, CEO of XP Group, is no exception in this regard.
In business, Guilherme Benchimol developed the concept for XP Investimentos when he was 25. He has since devoted his time to realizing its potential. XP now has an active base of 980,000 clients and $215 billion in funds under management.
This is a list of six books selected by Benchimol as highly-influential in his success.
- Built to Last by Jerry I. Porras and Jim Collins
Collins and Porras review 18 companies that have stayed standing over time and examine characteristics that led to long-term success. The book has been a source of perspective for Benchimol in creating companies that last.
- Exponential Organizations by Salim Ismail and Michael S. Malone
This book takes a look at the concept of exponential organizations and the industry-changing impact of companies such as Amazon, Airbnb, Uber and Github. For Guilherme Benchimol, the book was an insight into companies adopting technological trends at critical moments in history.
- It Starts With Food by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig
The book sets up a 30-day plan for developing a relationship with food and nutrition. It builds strategies for eliminating wrong foods and gaining long-term health benefits.
- Good to Great by Jim Collins
How do some companies, good or bad, hold up over time? The authors compiled their observations on companies built from the start for sustainability.
- The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander
Alexander recounts the events and difficulties in the 1914 expedition to Antarctica. The book deals with topics of endurance and camaraderie.
- If I Knew Then What I Know Now by Richard Edler
The universal question: what do you know now that you would want to know 25 years ago? The author puts it to professionals, from presidents to advertisers, and relays tips for sound decision-making.
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