Storybooks, rhyming books, horror books… there are so many different kinds, but let’s not forget textbooks. Ugh! Who likes these kinds of books?! Some would even say it’s a nightmare! (idem!) But there are good books, books that show us the light. And you, me or we probably read them too! But not all of us have time to read these beautiful and amazing books, we all have work to do. You must have heard of Bill Gates. As one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and famous philanthropist, he must be very busy, but he still manages to read at least one book a week. As a shameless bookworm, Bill Gates’ tastes are quite eclectic and he’s created a reading list with books to appeal to the same taste. Here are 10 books that Bill Gates enjoyed a lot and, maybe, you will too.
1. LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT by PETER BUFFETT
If that last name sounds familiar to you, it’s because he’s the son of the world’s third-richest man, Warren Buffett. The book is mainly about the really powerful idea that can dramatically change the way you look at life. The book examines how to forge your own path and is definitely recommended reading.
2. WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by STEVEN JOHNSON
It is a very good book and there are reasons for that. We know some of us want to be rich and successful but we think we don’t have that kind of idea that could change the world or blow minds and if you think like that then this book is for you . It examines how ideas evolve and turn into great ideas. This book will change your way of thinking to generate valuable insights that will help you become rich and successful in life.
3. WALK ON THE MOON WITH EINSTEIN by JOSHUA FOER
Joshua Foer is a memory expert. Simply put, this book will help you remember more and more easily if not everything you read here. We have always considered this kind of skill to be magic or “I can never learn this skill”. And to give a solution to your thought, I recommend you to read this book. Then you will be able to do something that an average person won’t be able to do. Seriously, this book will change the way you memorize.
4. TAP DANCE AT WORK by CAROL LOOMIS
After 40 years of covering Warren Buffett’s evolution from a young investor to becoming the most successful investor the world has ever seen, this book will give you insight into the strategies and insights that Warren Buffett used and uses. yet to maintain its successful growth and protect this. You will get insight into how he makes decisions. Not just for those looking for business start-up ideas, but also for anyone looking to figure out how to settle into an ever-changing world. It’s actually an amazing book.
5. MAKE THE MODERN WORLD by VACLAV SMIL
It’s an incredible book. It’s about how human civilization has changed and uses different types of resources. This book will help you understand this and help you prepare for the events and changes to come. Making the modern world takes a look at how China and other Asian countries are in their early stages of development and continue to develop and build them. These countries will see a sudden boom in almost every sector imaginable. Let’s take an example, China has used more cement and more luxury items than the United States in the past 100 years and if these things are still happening then this is just the beginning. If you want to know why this happens, this book is for you.
6. THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by ELIZABETH KOLBERT
If last time it took a meteorite to wipe out the dinosaurs, then this time it’s us humans doing the damage. The number of animals is rapidly decreasing. You know, elephants, yeah elephants, the last elephant in the wild is expected to die in 20 years, your grandchildren will probably see lions, tigers, elephants in animated movies and on the internet. It doesn’t matter whether you believe in science or not, the climate also changes without your approval. We are already far down this rabbit hole. The problem is that we are accelerating it without realizing the irreparable damage we are causing. Bill Gates recommends this book because it makes it easy to understand the kind of impact humanity is having on the environment and from there many opportunities will arise for those who are able to solve some of these problems.
seven. THE MAN WHO FEEDED THE WORLD by LEON HESSER
Norman Borlaug is credited with saving hundreds of millions of lives from starvation more than any other person in history. He might even be the most amazing man you will ever hear from. This book tells his story. It’s a bit hard to read but the story is so good it will keep you interested. Realizing that the population is growing at a faster rate than we can produce food figuring out how to solve the food problem and. He received the Nobel Peace Prize. No matter where you live in the world, if you study agriculture you will get to know him because he is THE MAN WHO FEEDS THE WORLD.
8. THE ROSIE PROJECT: A NOVEL by GREAME SIMSION
If the previous books on this list were a little more focused, this one is a lighthearted romance novel. Can you believe that one of Bill Gates’ 10 most recommended books is a love story? The Rosie Project is about a very socially awkward genetics professor like Sheldon Cooper, who goes looking for a woman in the most mathematical way possible. He makes a list of the characteristics he looks for in a future wife but all of a sudden he meets this woman named Rosie, who is the exact opposite of what is included in his list. It is a moving and hilarious novel that is recommended for anyone looking or looking for love.
9. GATSBY THE MAGNIFICENT by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
Hi there! I bet you weren’t expecting to see two romance novels in this list, were you? The Great Gatsby is one of our all-time favorite stories. You probably know it or at least have heard of it or maybe you have seen the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. We’ve always said that as you get older and read this book again, you’ll always find something new. It’s one of those love stories that never gets old. No matter how many times you read it, it still interests you. No matter where you are in your life, you will always relate to someone in this story and it never hurts that it brings you into the life of Jay Gatsby, his lavish lifestyle and his party and love eternal for Daisy
ten. BUSINESS ADVENTURES: TWELVE CLASSIC TALES FROM THE WORLD OF WALL STREET by JOHN BROOKS
It’s Bill Gates’ favorite business book, so you know I had to include it. If you don’t believe me, just look at the picture. It’s a combination of Wall Street stories meant to represent valuable and universal principles that are essential to any entrepreneur. This book was given to Bill by his mentor, Warren Buffett in 1991. If you needed another reason to pick it up, what we found fascinating about this book is that money is inherently cyclic. This means that certain things tend to repeat themselves over and over again. We have seen it many times with real estate crashes, with stocks, with big manufacturers and also with the crypto space now.
Books are like a unique portable magic. American author Jhumpa Lahiri said, “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” JK Rowling said: “I believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” For me, reading a book is like dreaming with your eyes open.