Bill Gates wants you to read these 7 books this summer


Once every six months, the world’s second richest man — and co-founder of Microsoft — Bill Gates shares what is on his book shelf that he loved to read. As this is summer time and people often head out on vacations with a few book in tow. As Gates noted on his person website, “If you’re like me, you’re probably starting to think about what’s on your summer reading list this year—and I can’t recommend the books below highly enough.” Here are 7 books that Bill Gates wants you to read this summer

1. Michael Beschloss’ Presidents of War : Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: The book, as per Gates, gives an insight in the important cross cutting lessons about presidential leadership.

What the book is all about: This is about all the major conflicts — including Vietnam war — that the US has entered between the 19th century to 1970s.

2. Paul Collier’s The Future of Capitalism : Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: This is a thought-provoking read on capitalism and the impact it has on the world.

What the book is all about: Written by a development economist, it gives a perspective on where capitalism is header

3. Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Result : Why Bill wants you to read it: The book is a “typical summer” read, as per the co-founder of Microsoft

What the book is all about: The book cover describes it as a “story of overcoming life’s obstacles with a little love and lot of overthinking”.

4. Rose George’s book: Nine Pints : Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: The book, according to Gates, give a fascinating insight on blood and human body.

What the book is all about: While it’s not a gory book but it is a lot about blood and full of interesting facts about it.

5. Jared Diamond’s Upheaval : Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: Because, according to Gates, the author uses a series of “fascinating case studies to show how nations cope with challenges like foreign threats and civil war.”

What the book is about: It explores how nations and societies react when they face crisis of all sorts.

6. Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow : Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: Because he enjoys books on Russia and it is a fun, clever and surprisingly upbeat book.

What the book is about: It is about a count sentenced to life under house arrest in a Moscow hotel.

7. Melinda Gates’ The Moment of Lift : Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: It’s written by his wife and says that it is one of the best books of the year so far

What the book is about: The book is about the lessons which Melinda Gates has learnt from inspiring women she has met from all over the world.

 

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