Novel Escapes: Fiction Picks Among Entrepreneurs

October 22, 2015

Since many of us spend increasing amounts of time looking at short bits of information on screens, balancing our brains with reading books can be a great antidote.

Recently Joynture’s Current Bit explored some nonfiction picks for the entrepreneurial set. Today, we’ve got some recommended fiction.

John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath “should definitely be on everyone’s ‘must’ read list,” says Joynture member Stephen Preziosi, an appeals attorney.

“It’s got everything from great writing (sentence structure, paragraph structure), drama, and historical significance to the most amazingly expressed themes of despair and hope and human perseverance,” Preziosi says.

Joynture member Nate Kornfeld, a real estate investor and advisor, recommends The Power of the Dog.

Kornfeld says it’s a “2005 crime/thriller novel by Don Winslow, based on the DEA’s involvement with the War on Drugs. Great easy read. Filled with action, conspiracy, sex, family interaction.” also recently explored top books for entrepreneurs. Its list of 21 fiction and nonfiction picks includes perennially favorite author Ayn Rand. Billionaire Mark Cuban says Rand’s The Fountainhead is required reading.

And in a thread on, Mark Cenedella of recommends classics–Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice.

Want to share your faves with the Joynture community? Make sure to comment on this article!

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