I saw a post on Twitter today from Bill Gates, that’s right – Bill Gates of that lil company Microsoft. He was talking about 5 books that he read this year that he really enjoyed, and I thought you might like to take a look. I’ve included the links to Amazon.ca so, if you feel so inclined, you can take a read too!
1. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century – Yuval Noah Harari
21 Lessons For the 21st Century provides a kind of instruction manual for the present day to help readers find their way around the 21st century, to understand it, and to focus on the really important questions of life.
2. The Headspace Guide To Meditation and Mindfulness – Andy Puddicombe
Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, the Voice of Headspace, and the UKs foremost mindfulness expert, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now.
3. Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War – Paul Scharre
What happens when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Or when a weapon that can hunt its own targets is hacked?
4. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup – John Carreyrou
In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier.
5. Educated – Tara Westover
Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse.