“The best investment of my life”, Lei Jun reveals his favorite books, the secret of his success and his inspiration

“The best investment of my life”, Lei Jun reveals his favorite books, the secret of his success and his inspiration
“The best investment of my life”, Lei Jun reveals his favorite books, the secret of his success and his inspiration

Becoming a successful entrepreneur is not easy. And a good part of it lies in how you have trained, how you continue to do so and how you continue day to day. Lei Jun co-founded Xiaomi 14 years ago, and today he is the third company in the world in mobiles and has just presented its own SU7 car.

It’s interesting check what successful people usually read. And in the case of Lei Jun, he himself https://twitter.com/leijun/status/1782735642436444572 seven of his favorite books that have taught him the most. And she has done it taking advantage of the fact that today is April 23, International Book Day.

The 7 essential books by Lei Jun

Jun has commented on social networks that “In today’s fast-paced world, taking a little time to read remains one of the best investments I’ve ever made.”rplacing it with 7 books in the photo. And although we have tried to know what they all are, the first of them, the one that says 1890-1900 on the spine, there has been no way, and about the sixth we know that it is something related to the history of the history of Polaroid. But these are the rest:

‘Project Hail Mary’ – Andy Weir

It is seen that Lei Jun likes Science Fiction, because The second book above is Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weirthe author who became known with The Martian, which Ridley Scott and Matt Damon turned into a film.

His next novel is about schoolteacher-turned-astronaut Ryland Grace, who wakes up from a coma stricken with amnesia. He slowly remembers that he was sent to the Tau Ceti solar system, 12 light years from Earth, to find a means of reversing a solar dimming event that could cause the extinction of humanity. Finalist for the prestigious Hugo Awardwill be turned into a movie starring Ryan Gosling.

‘What is ChatGPT doing…’ – Stephen Wolfram

As a Technology expert, Lei Jun wants to be aware of the latest and what is happening around him. And currently it is impossible not to know that Artificial Intelligences are becoming a trend that is as revered as it is dangerous. ChatGPT was not the first AI, but it was the one that kicked things off. And in this short book released in 2023, scientist and computing pioneer Stephen Wolfram offers an easy to follow explanation for the uninitiated which is based on its unique experience of decades at the frontiers of science and technology.

The book helps you Discover how ChatGPT’s success brings together the latest neural network technology with fundamental questions about language and human thought posed by Aristotle more than two thousand years ago.

‘Why Minsky matters’ – L. Randall Wray

Published by Princeton University, this 2015 book is about the global financial crisis that shook the Earth during the end of the first decade of the century and the beginning of the second. During the crisis, no other economist was more vindicated than Hyman P. Minskyborn in 1919 and whose warnings against the crisis began much earlier, literally 50 years earlier.

The author, L. Randall Wray, shows thatBy understanding Minsky we will not only see the next economic crisis coming, but we could act quickly enough to prevent it. An important read for someone who runs one of the largest consumer technology companies in the world.

‘On China’ – Henry Kissinger

Kissinger, considered one of the most famous diplomats of the 20th century, played an integral role in the development of the relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China -home of Xiaomi and Lei Jun- during the Nixon administration, which culminated with Nixon’s visit to China in 1972.

On China is a 2011 nonfiction book by Henry Kissinger and part of an effort to make sense of China’s strategy in diplomacy and foreign policy for 3,000 years and part of an attempt to provide an authentic view of the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party.

‘The Ferrari Book’ – Michael Köckritz

Learning from the best is always a good strategy. And in the automotive world, no one with more prestige than Ferrari, whose vehicles are synonymous with exclusivity, luxury, efficiency and elegance. The Ferrari Book: Passion for Design is a 2017 book in which in more than 400 pageseditor Michael Köckritz, author Jürgen Lewandowski and photographer Michael Zumbrunn know the Ferrari phenomenon up close.

You not only learn about the most popular models, but also about the most important designers who have shaped Ferrari, including many stories and anecdotes surrounding the legendary brand. All in a tastefully laid out book, so it is normal that Lei Jun, who has just entered the world of cars, has it on his bedside table.

Read, the best investment

For Lei Jun, read “It generates new ideas, fuels curiosity and keeps our minds alert to the global challenges we face,” ending with the same sentence that we do:

“What are you currently reading?”

Via | https://twitter.com/leijun/status/1782735642436444572

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