We all know Bill Gates as someone who remained the world’s richest person for several years, but we talk about him because he is a great philanthropist. Bill Gates surely has a lot to suggest to the younger generation, and some good books to read recommended by him are the best thing of all.
Let’s look at some of the books suggested by Bill Gates that he thinks everyone should read.
1. Life is What You Make It, by Peter Buffet
Peter Buffet is the son of one of the richest people in the world, Warren Buffet. This book by him discusses life at length and will surely help you change your perspective towards life and look at it more dramatically.
2. Where Good Ideas Come From, by Steven Johnson
This book by Steven Johnson enables you to enhance your thinking ability. This would help you make good decisions by developing diverse ideas. Apart from this, this book will help you in generating ideas drawing from the way you live.
3. Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari
This is probably one of the bests books in history based on anthropology. Many influential people have suggested this book; even Obama recommends reading this book. Gates, too, loves this book, and it will actually make you feel smarter with every page you turn.
4. Moonwalking with Einstein, by Joshua Foer
This book will teach you to develop a good retaining power. It will make you familiar with the basic concepts of life in a very hysterical way. This indeed is a good book which you must read.
5. Tap Dancing To Work, by Carol Looms
Not many people are aware that Warren Buffett is one of the best friends of Bill Gates. And a book written on him has to be there on the list of good books suggested by Bill Gates. Keeping that aside, this book is about the world’s best investor and the frame of his mind. This book will also give a glimpse of his decision-making process, which is not just related to business.
6. The Man Who Fed The World, by Leon Hesser
This book is about Dr. Norman Borlaug, who saved many lives from starvation, more than any other person in history. He was indeed an incredible man, and the readers know about his life in this book. Norman was also awarded the Noble Peace Prize for his work.
7. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Words can never be enough to describe how amazing this book is, and obviously Gates also suggests people to read this book. The book is about a guy J Gatsby and his love life. The book has also been made into a movie starring Leonardo di Caprio.
8. Making The Modern World, by Vaclav Smil
This book by Vaclav is an interesting one that talks about the change and shift in our civilization. Reading this book would help you to be prepared for whatever is going to happen next.
9. Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales From The World Of Wall Street, by John Brooks
This book is Bill Gates’s favorite business book. It is a story from wall street that would be beneficial for any entrepreneur. It consists of many great ideas and tactics to deal with business. It is interesting to know that this book was actually a gift by Warren to Gates.
10. The Box, by Marc Levinson
Marc is an economist who, in this book focuses on how a simple idea can have a massive effect on worldwide trade. The book is about the invention of a shipping container and the difficulties faced during the invention, but how the end results turned out to be incredible.
11. The Rosie Project: A Novel, by Graeme Simsion
This book is actually a fiction novel that revolves around a love story. It is about a Genetics professor who meets a lady named Rosy, and the fate of their lives thereafter. The story is narrated in a comical way and is overall quite fascinating.
12. How Not To Be Wrong, by Jordan Ellenberg
This book will help you see mathematics in a very different way. It deals with very basic questions that we deal with in our day to life. The book aims at answering these basic questions about life with an off-centre outlook towards them, and makes you ponder over it.
13. How To Lie With Statistics, by Darrell Huff
If we all be honest, then we’ll agree to the fact that each one of us lies in some way or other. This fact encompasses everyone including marketing strategists, politicians, or businessmen, who fool the rest by manipulating data. This book is a guide for understanding how these endeavors can be worked out in a very easy way.
14. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
This fascinating book has given the world one of the greatest phrases, ‘you need to spend 10,000 hours on something if you want to be successful’. Reading this book will inculcate in you a sense of motivation as it brings to you the secrets and experiences that have led people to the path of success.
15. The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert
This book by Elizabeth will hit you right in the face because of the reality it shows us. It takes up so many facts about the present-day condition of our ecosystem and talks about humans who have been destroying the environment and the alarming rate at which the animals are going extinct. This book makes you think about the destruction mankind has caused to the environment and the results of which will have to be faced by us.
Since you’ve come all the way down at the end of this article, we’re sure that you would read some of these books.
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