Like quite a few IT entrepreneurs, Jack Dorsey found his passion for tech as a teen, and dropped out of college to pursue a more self-directed education. And like Steve Jobs, he developed a keen interest in spiritual growth and Eastern philosophy – regarding the seminal Tao Te Ching as one of his most prized possessions.

From Lao Tzu to Ernest Hemingway, find a list of 8 books Jack Dorsey has recommended below. Complement with the reading lists of Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Tim Cook and Warren Buffett.

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

The Score Takes Care of Itself by Bill Walsh with Steve Jamison and Craig Walsh

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (also rec’d by Annie ClarkCarrie Brownstein, Gabrielle Union, Nipsey Hussle & Questlove)

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (also rec’d by Ellen DeGeneres, Meghan Markle & Yoko Ono)

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (also rec’d by Daniel Radcliffe & Ray Bradbury)

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali

The Art Spirit by Robert Henri (also rec’d by David Lynch)

(via Inc & Y Combinator)

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