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Wall Street’s top minds are reading these books this summer

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Addresses The Investment Company Institute MeetingGoldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Addresses The Investment Company Institute Meeting
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.Photograph by Andrew Harrer — Bloomberg/Getty Images

Have you ever wanted to read like a Wall Street CEO? Well, now you have your chance, because Bloomberg has published a list of what some of the biggest names on the Street have set aside for summer reading:

Bill Ackman, founder and chief executive officer of Pershing Square Capital Managemen: Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters, and Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs: The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson, and The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

Mohamed El-Erian, former CEO of Pimco: No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All Trends by Richard Dobbs, James Manyika, and Jonathan Woetzel, and Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World by Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt

Bill Gross, co-founder of Pimco and current Janus executive: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, and At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

Sallie Krawcheck, former Bank of America and Citigroup executive: Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, and When Paris Went Dark by Ronald C. Rosbottom

We can’t promise that reading like these executives will get you a payday like them, but it can’t hurt. For other business heavyweight’s summer reading picks, head to Bloomberg.