Russian Bosses Named Best Books of Their Childhood

Specialists of the SuperJob job search service surveyed 3,000 representatives of the economically active population from all districts of Russia and made the top 3 favourite children’s books of the companies’ and departments’ heads. 

According to the survey results, the top 3 includes “The Adventures of Dunno and His Friends”, Russian folk tales, and “The Wizard of the Emerald City”. It is specified that men often called their favourite children’s books “The Adventures of Dunno and His Friends”, “Mowgli”, and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”. Women most often chose fairy tales, Russian folk tales, and the “Grimms’ Fairy Tales”.

In the overall rating of favourite childhood books of Russian bosses, Russian folk tales are in the lead (6 per cent). In the second place, there is “The Adventures of Dunno and His Friends” by Nikolai Nosov (5 per cent), and in the third, “The Wizard of the Emerald City” by Alexander Volkov (4 per cent). “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the “Golden Key” by Aleksey Tolstoy, and “Kolobok” got 3 per cent of the votes each.

Next on the list are “Grimms’ Fairy Tales”, “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll, “Karlsson on the Roof” by Astrid Lindgren, “Mowgli” by Rudyard Kipling, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain, “Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel Dafoe, and “Harry Potter” by J. K. Rowling.

It is also specified that “The Adventures of Dunno and His Friends” is the favourite children’s book of those who today manage companies and departments, as well as sales managers, drivers, and teachers. Russian folk tales were most popular among those who now work in blue-collar and engineering specialities, as well as personnel officers, nurses, customer service managers, and call-centre operators.

In turn, “The Wizard of the Emerald City” is a favourite childhood book of storekeepers, lawyers, and economists. “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” was the favourite book for programmers, system admins, and salespeople. “Golden Key” was most liked by accountants and security guards in their childhood, while “The Little Prince” was most famous among secretaries and purchasing managers and “Alice in Wonderland”, among designers and doctors.

Ru-Main, 07.04.2021 



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