Microsoft founder bill gates has published a list of five books which, in his opinion, were the best in the past 2018.
“This year, my book list is quite eclectic. From a practical guide of meditation to deep dive into Autonomous weapons…” – wrote he in his blog.
Gates recommends reading the book writer Tara Westover Educated (“Student”), in which she explains how the thirst for knowledge helped her to go against the family foundations of Mormonism-the survivalist and receive the degree of doctor of philosophy in the University of Cambridge. “I never thought imbued with the story of growing up in the Mormon society, but Tara Westover such a good writer that got me to thinking about my life when I read about her unbelievable childhood,” said the billionaire.
The businessman also advised to read Army Of None (“Army of anyone”) Floor Share. “This book makes us think about artificial intelligence, and cannot be circumvented. This is an extremely complex topic, although Share provides clear explanations and shows the pros and cons of the machinery of war,” he wrote.
Gates included in the list of Bad Blood (Bad blood) John Carreiro. This is the story of medical testing company Theranos, which specialized in a new method of blood analysis. Founder Elizabeth Holmes was charged with forgery, allowed to lure hundreds of millions of dollars from investors, doctors and patients. According to gates, the writer aptly describes the internal process of the rise and fall of the company. “This book has it all: complex fraud, corporate intrigue, stories about the covers of magazines, destroyed family relationships and the demise of the company, which were estimated at almost $10 billion,” – said the founder of Microsoft.
In addition, the billionaire advises to read the book the 21 Lessons For The 21st Century (“21 lessons for the twenty-first century”) Yuval Noah Harari. “If 2018 has left you in awe of the state of Affairs in the world, “21 lessons for the 21st century” offers a useful framework for understanding the news and thinking about the challenges we face,” he said.
Closes the list of The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness (“Meditation and mindfulness”) Andy Puddicombe. The work tells about the life journey of a writer from student to Buddhist monk and goes into “interesting explanation on how to meditate,” wrote gates.