Found this gem in my Pocket feeds. It’s way too good to be just shared on the socials thought of posting it here as well.
While Quartz has the entire list of 99 books recommended by Bill Gates (actually they compiled a list of 185 books, manually! I feel bad stealing them!), I picked only that I found to be relevant to me and this audience. Enjoy!
- Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street, by John Brooks
- Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, by Phil Knight
- Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, by Carol J. Loomis
- Poor Charlie’s Almanack, by Peter D. Kaufman and Ed Wexler
- Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone, by Satya Nadella
- Einstein, by Walter Isaacson
- Broken Genius, by Joel Shurkin
- Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson
- Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson
- Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah
- The Best We Could Do, by Thi Bui
- Believe Me, by Eddie Izzard
- Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh
- On Immunity: An Inoculation, by Eula Biss
- When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
- Everything Happens for a Reason and other Lies I’ve Loved, by Kate Bowler
- The Cost of Hope, by Amanda Bennett
Leadership and management
- The Myth of the Strong Leader, by Archie Brown
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck
- How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, by Paul Tough
- The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking, by Eli Broad
- Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World With OKRs, by John Doerr
- Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation, by Tim Brown
Happiness, psychology, and purpose
- The Road to Character, by David Brooks
- Where Good Ideas Come from, by Steven Johnson
- Awakening Joy, by James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander
- Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, by Claude Steele
- Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
- Showing up for Life, by Bill Gates Sr.
- Life Is What You Make It, by Peter Buffett
- Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, by Joshua Foer
- The City that Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control, by Franklin Zimring
- Frank Stewart’s Bridge Club, by Frank Stewart
Phew! That is it! I think you’re all set for the next 12 months. I’ve read around 10 books from the list above, which considering the list seems so insignificant! Nonetheless, I look forward to reading these and sharing my thoughts with you in future.
Have a good read, fellas!