Although Bill Gates is a very busy man, the billionaire still spends his time reading at least one book a week. Bill Gates’ book selection range covers a variety of aspects of his life. Bill Gates’ reading purpose is clear not only for the entertainment industry, but also for developing a more developed nation, the way to run an organization, and social wellbeing. The following list is of what Bill Gates has read and contributed to changing his own views on many aspects of life.
‘Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012’ by Carol Loomis
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates often share and learn from each other, often introducing their favorite books and leading the way in a number of charity programs. So it is not surprising that Bill loves Tap Dancing to Work, the most complete collection of articles and articles on Warren or written by Warren, compiled by famous journalist Carol Loomis. of Fortune magazine.
Bill estimates that you will notice two things after reading this book:
First, you will understand why Warren achieved such a great success throughout his investment career. The investment principles as well as his vision for a promising company have been a success over the years and to this day still prove that Warren is a smart investor. Second, Warren is truly a genius with the deep knowledge and analysis that any economist would dream of.
‘Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization’ by Vaclav Smil
Bill Gates has claimed that his favorite author is Vaclav Smil, an environmental science professor who has authored a number of books about the world’s energy resources and innovation. And the book Making the Modern World really made Bill think.
“For you this book is boring, but the point is very important about how we use natural resources and how much we use,” Bill said. This is the key to the world’s poorest people to improve their lives. Look back on the miraculous development of the United States and those of the developed world in the last 100 years with natural resources. I look forward to these miracles happening around the world in the next 50 years. ”
‘The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History’ by Elizabeth Kolbert
People can easily forget that the things we do today affect the world tomorrow and are part of human history. With The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert wants to remind people of our responsibility for the world.
“Humans have created a series of roads that spread across the surface of the world, removing and altering the natural habitat of animals with hunting and illegal fishing, polluting the habitat of animals. Plants, ruins of rivers and many more problems. “These issues Bill has repeatedly addressed in many environmental protection issues.
Natural scientists claim that the world has experienced five extinct events in the history of world formation. And today’s human actions will also lead to the same outcome in the near future. ”
‘The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined’ by Steven Pinker
In “Better Angels,” Steven Pinker, a Harvard scientist, studied the process of forming the history of the world and recognized the essence of violence. Bill commented that this was one of the most important books he ever read.
Pinker offers a series of evidence that people gradually change to become less violent and act humane. And this book really affected his philanthropic work. “Although I am a positive thinker, this book has hit the psyche and made me really think about the strategies that the charity foundation is aiming for.”
‘The Man Who Fed the World’ by Leon Hesser
What Bill Gates regret most is not having a chance to sit down with Norman Borlaug, the pioneering biologist and humanitarian in the “Green Revolution” movement. This movement has brought out thousands of new solutions, practical actions to help humanity escape starvation.
“Although we have not heard or heard of Borlaug, he is the one who saved millions of lives, more than anyone in human history. It is estimated that Borlaug’s new varieties have become the solution to save billions of lives from hunger strikes taking place around the world, especially in India and Pakistan, “he said.
With contributions to society, Borlaug was honored to be one of seven people in the world honored with the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal. For Bill, Borlaug is truly a hero, one of the highest performers in the world. And with “The Man Who Fed the World,” author Leon Hesser wants to share the story of people saving more than billions of lives around the world.