Drew Houston always knew he wanted to run a tech company.
“I genuinely admired all the great tech companies along with even as a little kid, I admired the tech entrepreneurs along with I always dreamed of having my own company,” says Houston, speaking with Fortune in a video posted Wednesday. “So which was something I had been thinking about along with studying for a while.”
The cloud storage company Houston started out, Dropbox, went public in March along with had a market capitalization of more than $13.5 billion as of the close of trading Thursday.
Houston, at which point 35, started out Dropbox in 2007 when he was 24 with his classmate via MIT, Arash Ferdowsi.
“Back then, we were just getting the company off the ground. We were coding from the little room,” says Houston.
from the past decade, San Francisco-headquartered Dropbox has grown tremendously. At the end of 2017, Dropbox had 1,858 employees in 12 global offices. Houston has had to learn how to become a leader.
“For me, reading was genuinely important,” says Houston.
Here are four of his favorite books, as revealed in his interview with Fortune.
1. “High Output Management,” by Andy Grove