Bill Gates is one of the greatest inspirations for the world due to his vision and technological contributions. That’s why today we’ve compiled 7 books that you’ve recommended for the next time you visit your favorite bookstore:
1. Adventures of Business: 12 Classical World Stories from Wall Street by John Brooks
Gates explained that this book was sent by billionaire Warren Buffett in 1991 and quickly became his favorite text on business (still is).
He assured that this book taught him that the human factor in every organization is essential, so you must be careful when choosing your staff.
2. The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal
The novel was a personal recommendation of his wife Melinda. This ” poem disguised as a novel ” is the decision of parents to donate the heart of their son after he died in a car accident.
3. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
This science fiction title deals with a dystopian future in which the moon explodes and now the pieces of the satellite will be directed to Earth in the form of a meteor shower that will eliminate all life on the planet.
Gates says that the two most interesting aspects of the book are: the development of technology and thinking about long-term thinking.
4. Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
The creator of Microsoft also recommended Sapiens, by the same author, and this could be considered as a sequel. This book talks about what life would be like if the society had achieved all of its goals. Be healthy, happy and without wars.
What Gates says is that this book made him rethink his life as a father and a member of a family.
5. How To Lie With Statistics? by Warren Duff
This book has survived the passing of time (as it was written in the 1950s). The genius commented that it is ” a great introduction to the use of statistics and fresh air for those who know this subject.”
6. How Does Asia Work? by Joe Studwell
Unlike many books on economics and business, this gives clear answers that do not prowl the terrain of ” in one hand we have this and in the other this another” on what has been the economic situation of the continent.
7. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The novel is a genetics professor with Asperger’s syndrome who decides to take on the mission of finding a wife. Gates says it’s a book “extraordinarily funny, intelligent and emotional that is about feeling good about yourself and accepting what you are good at.” He also narrated that he has sent it to several of his friends to read it.