XP Group CEO, Guilherme Benchimol’s Six Top Books For Business and Living

One of the Bloomberg 50 most influential people, Guilherme Benchimol, CEO of XP Group and founder of XP Investimentos, doesn’t forget to make reading a part of his day. It makes sense. Industry and finance greats like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates have espoused the dividends of consistent reading.

Benchimol could count himself as an example. Reading has been a great contributor to his success in business.

He began to formulate XP Investimentos as an idea at the age of 24. Since then, he’s dedicated himself to realizing it to its fullest. As of now, the company has $215 under management and a client base of over 980,000.

As a form of perspective, here’s a list of Guilherme Benchimol’s top six books that have helped him along in his career.

  • It Starts With Food by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig

The Hartwigs’ book presents a 30-day nutritional plan. It outlines some easy-to-create recipes geared toward getting more nutrients from food while avoiding the wrong foods. Benchimol equates better nutrition with improved productivity.

  • Built to Last by Jerry I. Porras and Jim Collins

This book analyzes the successful traits in 18 companies that have lasted in an effort to understand differentiators. Guilherme Benchimol found insights in this book on keeping companies relevant.

  • Good to Great by Jim Collins

Similarly, Collins’ book investigates how productivity can be an inherent aspect of good companies as well as bad.

This book researches the concept of exponential organizations and their large-scale effect on industries. Such companies include Tesla, Uber, Airbnb, Netflix and Amazon.

  • The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander

Alexander relates the tale of the 1914 Antarctic expedition and the events on the sea. Central themes are companionship and endurance.

  • If I Knew Then What I Know Now by Richard Edler

The author sprung the question on presidents, lawyers, advertisers and other professionals: what you would like to have known 25 years ago?

They provide answers, tips and reminders for better decision-making.

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