Microsoft co-founder, one of the richest people on the planet and just a celebrity spoke about the books that have captured his attention on self-isolation.
Bill Gates is not only a well-known businessman, but also a successful video blogger. The number of subscribers to his YouTube channel is already over 2 million. On the page he shares useful information, and recently there was a new video find for the book lover. In it, an inquisitive businessman shares a selection of 5 books that he advises reading over the summer.
The Choice, Edith Eva Eger
Autobiographical book. The author was sent to a Nazi death camp at the age of 16. The Nazis killed Edith’s parents, and she and her sister had to go through Auschwitz, Mauthausen and Gunskirchen. At the end of the war, Edith rescued an American soldier by literally pulling corpses out of the mountain. After many years, the author became a psychologist and returned to Auschwitz to overcome her trauma.
The book tells the story of the life of Edith Eger, who, despite everything, survived and did not lose her faith.
“This is a hopeful, yet very difficult story,” says Bill Gates.
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
This is a modern classic that was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In 2012, a very successful film was released based on the book.
This book is six stories, six heroes and six worlds that are inextricably linked.
“Such an unusual book and clever. You go through six eras in history where you meet people making moral choices, where you see how self-centered and bad people can be and how sympathetic and kind, ”Gates shares his impressions.
A Life-Long Journey by Robert Iger
The full title of the book, in free translation, reads like this: “A Life-Long Journey: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of Disney.” In this piece, Bob Iger, who recently stepped down as CEO of Disney, recounts his experience in the role.
“He did a great job explaining what the job of a CEO is,” praises author Bill Gates.
The Great Flu: The Epic Tale of the Greatest Plague in History by John Barry
This is a book about a global epidemic of a dangerous influenza virus that struck the world in 1918-1920 – “Spanish flu”. The author describes how such diseases spread, how people fought the epidemic in the early 20th century, which methods were successful and which were not.
“If you read this, you will understand a lot,” the businessman promises.
Good Economy for Tough Times by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo
Book of Nobel laureates in economics. In it, the authors consider the acute problems of the economy, and also propose ways to solve them. In addition to Bill Gates, the book is recommended for reading by such publications as the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and The Times.
And Gates notes, “This is the most important book in the collection.”
Yes, this literature is not easy to read, but we are sure that you will like at least one of the recommendations of the Microsoft co-founder.