Bill Gates’s Favorite Books of 2016 Winter

Bill Gates reads tons of books, he read a book a week on average since he’s a kid. He reads books to gain wisdom. If we don’t have enough time to read as many book as him, a quick shortcut is to read what he recommended. Every half year Bill Gates lists his favorite books. This cut down to just 5 books per 6 months. Easier, right?

1. String Theory by David Foster Wallance


This book is not about Physics. It’s about Tennis. If you love tennis you probably love this book.

2. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight


Nike memoir Written by the co-founder of Nike. Who else can write a better book on Nike?

3. The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee


The author is a winner of Pulitzer Prize guides us through the past, present, and future of genome science.

4. The Myth of the Strong Leader by Archie Brown


The author shows that the leaders who make the biggest contributions to history and humanity generally are not the ones we perceive to be “strong leaders”. What kind of leaders are?

5. The Grid by Gretchen Bakke


About the electrical grid, which is one of the greatest engineering wonders of the modern world.


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