The founder of Microsoft and a passionate book-lover bill gates loves to give and receive books as a gift for Christmas and New year. In his blog, he chose five titles that made an indelible impression on him in the past 2018.
Gates recommends that you add these books to your list of “to read on vacation”, or even wrap them in beautiful paper and leave under the Christmas tree – please friends, bookish intellectuals. Unfortunately, they have mostly not yet translated, so you’ll have to read the original.
Army of None, Paul Scharre
Army of None is a book that will represent the armed forces in the future, when technology and automation to drastically change the military and methods of warfare.
The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness and Meditation, Andy Puddicombe
“Twenty-five years I would probably not interested in this book, but now my wife Melinda is very attracted to meditation,” explains gates. The book is from the Creator of the super popular app for meditation Headspace Andy Puddicombe begins with a description of his creative and professional career (from College student to Buddhist monk) and gives a lot of useful recommendations for those who have long been meditating or just interested in this technique.
Bad Blood, John Carreyrou
Bad Blood – a history of exposing private medical company. Bill gates admits that he began to read it on the recommendation of several friends, and once took in hand, already could not stop: “the story was even crazier than I expected.”
Educated, Tara Westover (“Student. To betray, to find myself”, Tara Westover)
“Tara has an unusual fate – she never visited the doctor and did not go to school until then, until she was 17 years old and she left home. I never thought that I will be able to associate themselves with a young girl-a Mormon, but Tara writes so eloquently that reading, I could not help but recall own childhood and growing up,” is what bill gates says about the book “the Student. To betray, to find myself” Tara Westover.
21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari
Bill gates calls himself a big fan of what comes out from the pen of a notorious scientist-historian Yuval Noah Harari, whose previous creations Deus Homo Sapiens and instantly became bestsellers. And if you have previously Harari spoke about the past and to anticipate potential future, “21 the lesson of the 21st century,” he says about the present.
The book is due out in Russia in the publishing house “Sinbad” in the next year.