Successful people know they are what they read.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, for example, spends 80% of his day reading.
So what is the first source that highly influential people check when they wake up?
Here are some resources leaders across industries use to sustain their morning reading habits:
Warren Buffett starts his days with an assortment of national and local news
The billionaire investor tells CNBC he reads the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times, USA Today, the Omaha World-Herald, and the American Banker in the mornings.
That’s a hefty list to get through.
US President Donald Trump checks out the New York Post
But he’s said to be an “insatiable” consumer of news, getting up at 6 a.m. to watch TV and then read print newspapers like the New York Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, according to Business Insider.
He also reads conservative outlet Breitbart, according to the Associated Press.
And Reuters reported that, when it comes to briefings, aides include the president’s name as much as possible, “because he keeps reading if he’s mentioned.”
Mark Zuckerberg, unsurprisingly, starts his day on Facebook
In a Facebook Live session with Jerry Seinfeld, the Facebook cofounder and CEO tells the comedian that the very first thing he does in the morning, even before he gets out of bed to use the bathroom or puts in his contact lenses, is check his phone.
He says that he starts by looking at Facebook — “I like to know what’s going on in the world” — and then checks his messages on Messenger and What’sApp. “On a good, calm day it’ll probably take no more than a few minutes,” he tells Seinfeld.
Jeffrey Immelt reads his papers in a very particular fashion
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“I typically read the Wall Street Journal, from the center section out,” the soon-to-retire General Electric CEO told Fast Company. “Then I’ll go to the Financial Times and scan the FTIndex and the second section. I’ll read the New York Times business page and throw the rest away. I look at USA Today, the sports section first, business page second, and life third. I’ll turn to Page Six of the New York Post and then a little bit on business.”
Bill Gates reads the national papers and gets a daily news digest
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The Microsoft cofounder gets a daily news digest with a wide array of topics, and he gets alerts for stories on Berkshire…