Lloyd Blankfein

A summer reading list from top business leaders

On the list of recommended summer reads that Microsoft founder and Chief Executive Bill Gates recently posted to his personal blog, not one is a business book. The tech titan and philanthropist spent decades building one of America's biggest corporations, which makes it notable that his shared summer reading list is hardly made up of business bestsellers. Rather, it includes books on topics like vaccines ("On Immunity") and carnivorous diets ("Should We Eat Meat?"). Other books also tackle scientific questions, from the serious and profound ("The Magic of Reality") to the absurd ("What If?"). Gates even includes a book from the popular blogger...