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Jimmy Wales and Kevin Rose’s favourite books

Books have the power to transform lives and businesses. With our section “The favorite books of…” we inform you once in a while about the favorite books of some of the most successful internet entrepreneurs. Today we’re looking at the bookshelf of Jimmy Wales and Kevin Rose:

Jimmy Wales, Co-Founder of Wikipedia

Jimmy-Wales-picWales recently stated on the question-and-answer website Quora that his favourite book right now is the Ruby on Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl. He also said that his long term favourite book is a novel called The Fountainhead. In his own words: “This is the book you’ll want to read if you want to learn more about how I think about things.”

Kevin Rose, Founder of Digg and General Partner at Google Ventures


On his goodreads profile, Kevin mentioned the Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing as one of his favourite business books. It’s a straightforward guide to investing for everyone. As his favourite non-business book, Kevin Rose mentioned Miracle of Mindfulness. In this guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers anecdotes and practical exercises to learn the skills of mindfulness-being awake and fully aware.

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Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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