The Average CEO Reads 4-5 Books Per Month

Abraham Lincoln was known as an avid reader. In fact, many popular stories about his childhood describe his main source of education was the endless hours he spent reading anything and everything he could get his hands on. And it’s a trait he shares with many of history’s greatest leaders. Today, many statistics show that top CEOs read four to five books per month, which is four to five times the number of books the average person reads in a year.

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22 Responses to The Average CEO Reads 4-5 Books Per Month

  1. Brad Farris (@blfarris) February 8, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    I’d love to have a source for your statistic about how much CEO’s read. I have seen a similar number in several places, so I’m sure there is a source, but I’m having trouble finding it. Do you have one?

    Brad

    • Refresh Leadership February 8, 2013 at 9:35 am #

      Hi Brad – That’s actually a tricky question to answer. The first reference I found to CEO reading habits came from point #2 in this article: http://chiefexecutive.net/6-simple-practices-that-will-turn-your-sales-team-into-pros

      However, as I researched further to verify that number, I found there is a very wide range of statistics about how many books CEOs read. I found numbers ranging anywhere from 1 to 12 per month. So, the 4-5 per month stated above is more or less an average of all the sources I came across. I appologize if that is misleading!

      Bottom line – CEOs read a lot!

      Thanks for the comment!

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