9 Books Recommended by Billionaire Businessman Bill Gates🧵

9 Books Recommended by Billionaire Businessman Bill Gates🧵


"Why We Sleep" by Matthew Walker

An expert explains the benefits of a good night’s rest. Walker taught a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs.


"Shoe Dog" by Phil Knight

Phil Knight opens up in a way few CEOs do in his candid memoir about creating the Nike shoe empire. An honest tale of what it takes to succeed in business.


“When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi

This book is deeply moving. Has so many layers of meaning and so many interesting juxtapositions—life and death, patient and doctor, son and father, work and family, faith, and reason.


“Leonardo Da Vinci” by Walter Isaacson

Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most fascinating people ever and this biography by Walter Isaacson sheds light on every facet of the artist’s life. It will help you know Leonardo as a complete human being.


“Educated” by Tara Westover

Tara’s process of self-discovery is beautifully captured in Educated. It’s the kind of book that everyone will enjoy, no matter what genre usually pick up.


“The Song of the Cell” by Siddhartha Mukherjee

An essential guide to the building blocks of life. The world of medicine moves very quickly, and this book will help you appreciate just how far we’ve come to achieve each breakthrough.


“What if?” by Randall Munroe

Munroe’s approach is a great way to learn about science as he takes ideas that everybody understands in a general way and then explores what happens when you take those ideas to their limits.


“Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari

It tells the entire history of us, the human race, in a mere 400 pages. It’s so provocative and raises so many questions about human history. You’ll have a hard time putting it down.


”The Rational Optimist” by Matt Ridley

The book is much broader, as its title suggests. Its subject is the history of humanity, focusing on why our species has succeeded and how we should think about the future.


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