Hello experts, what a tremendous week It’s been, One of the most popular messages we receive concerns book recommendation and despite us doing quite of those you guys just seem to want more. What you need to remember before this Blog, is that your average person reads 1.5 books per year while your average top CEO reads over fifty books per year. They do this so they can maintain a Competitive Edge in the game and find new ideas that could improve both their Lifestyles and Companies. This time we’re taking a look at the books multi-billionaire Bill Gates thinks everyone should read because they had such an incredible impact on his own Journey. If you are new here, welcome, Be sure to subscribe and follow us on Instagram. If you want to learn where Bill Gates ideas come from, just start picking up some of these books you’ll find Link in the description for each book mentioned in the Blog. So with that said,
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Number 1. LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT By Peter Buffett
If that last name sounds familiar. It’s because it definitely should, Peter is the son of the third richest man in the world Warren Buffett. The book centers on a really powerful idea that can dramatically change the way you approach life. Will you take the path of least resistance or the path of potentially the greatest satisfaction. His father is well known for vouching to donate most of his fortune to charity when he passes away. Both He and Bill do not give their children any of the money they burn instead, they tried to educate them as best they can. That’s why this book is so valuable. Imagine Warren Buffett is your father and all he wanted to leave you was his knowledge the most valuable thing Warren passed down to her son. Apart from his last name is the philosophy his parents used to get the position they find themselves in today. The book looks at how to forge your own path and is definitely a recommended read.
Number 2. WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM By Steven Johnson
This is such a great book and let me tell you why you know how some of you want to be rich and successful but feel you simply don’t have that great idea that could change the world. This book is for you. It looks at how great ideas transform overtime and just how much it takes for an idea to evolve from seed to fruition. Most of you probably think that one amazing idea will suddenly hit you resulting in you finally having that Eureka moment, but that’s not really the case instead of this book will teach you how to change the way you think in order to generate valuable ideas no matter where you live or you’re environment.
Number 3. MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN By Joshua foer
Joshua Foer is a memory expert to put it simply this book will teach you how to remember more if not everything you read in here. This is an incredible tool to have in your Arsenal a lack sirs we always thought of this kind of skill as a mind gymnastics where you can train your mind to do something that the average person simply isn’t able to do thus giving you an unfair advantage in life. The book is funny that we still use Concepts from this book in everyday life. If you go through this book, you’ll finally be able to remember someone’s name when you meet them.
Number 4. TAP DANCING TO WORK By Carol Loomis
After 40 Years of covering Warren Buffett’s Evolution from a young investor to becoming the most successful investor the world has ever seen. Carol Loomis wrote a book in it. You’ll have an inside look at what strategies and what frame of mind Mr. Buffett has and still uses to protect and grow his fortune. You’ll get a glimpse on how he makes decisions on everything not only business. This is a recommended book to anyone who’s looking to understand how to position yourself in an ever-changing market.
Number 5. MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD By vaclav smil
This is a really fascinating book about how our civilization is Shifting and using resources reading this type of book will help you understand macro-trends and allow you to prepare for what’s happening next. Making the modern world takes a look at how China is rising and countries in Asia are in their early stages of development. These countries will see a boom in almost every sector imaginable. Just to give you an example. Let’s take China in the last 7 years China used more cement in the United States did in the last 100 years. The Chinese cement market has grown at its best rate in six years during 2019, driven by strong housing demand at the start of the year. Chinese consumers now buy more luxury products and the rest of the world combined and this is just the beginning if you want to understand why this is happening what affects this will have and how to be ready for it. Go ahead and get the book.
If last time it took a meteorite to wipe out the dinosaurs this time, it’s us humans that are doing the damage animal numbers are dropping rapidly, you know elephants. Yeah. The last elephant in the wild is expected to die 20 years from now, your grandchildren will likely see lions tigers elephants and rhinos only an animation movies and on the internet. It doesn’t matter if you believe in science or not. The climate is changing as well without your approval. We are already far down this Rabbit Hole. The problem is, we are accelerating without realizing the irreparable damage that we’re doing. Bill recommends this book because it makes it easy to understand the kind of impact Humanity has on the environment and out of it numerous opportunities will arise for those will be able to fix some of these issues. Will it be you.
Number 7. THE MAN WHO FED THE WORLD By Leon Hasser
Dr. Norman Borlaug is credited with saving hundreds of millions of lives from starvation more than any other person in history. He might just be the most incredible man you ever hear of. This book covers his story. It’s a bit hard to read what the story is so good that it will keep you interested. His Journey from realizing that the population is increasing at a faster Pace than we can produce food to figuring out how to solve the food problem for the entire planet is just incredible. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and it doesn’t matter where you live in the world if you studying agriculture, you’ll learn about Norman because he is the man who fed the world.
Number 8. THE ROSIE PROJECT: A NOVEL By Graeme Simsion
If the previous books on this list were a bit more Focus. This one is a light romance novel. Can you believe one of Bill’s 15 most recommended books is a love story The Rosie Project follows a genetics Professor who is super socially awkward think of Sheldon Cooper who goes about finding a wife in the most mathematical sense possible. He makes a list of the characteristics he looks for in a future spouse but all of a sudden meets this woman Rosie who is the total opposite of what his list included. It’s a moving and hilarious novel which we recommend to anyone who’s searching for love.
Number 9. THE GREAT GATSBY By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Hi there, you’ll sport bet you didn’t expect to see to romance novels on this list. Did you The Great Gatsby is one of our all-time favorite stories. You probably know about it or at least had seen the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio. We always said that as you get older if you reread the book, you’ll find something new every time it’s one of those love stories, which is layered with hook no matter where you are in your life you identify with one of the people in the story and it doesn’t hurt that it brings you into the life of Jay Gatsby his lavish parties on Long Island and his Undying Love or Daisy.
Number 10. BUSINESS ADVENTURES: TWELVE CLASSIC TALES FROM THE WORLD OF WALL STREET By John Brooks
This is Bill Gates’s favorite Business book. We had to include It’s a combination of stories from Wall Street meant to represent valuable and Universal principles, which are key to any entrepreneur. This book was gifted to Bill by his mentor Warren Buffett in 1991 if you needed another reason to go get it. What we found fascinating about this book is the world of money is very cyclical in nature, which means that some things tend to happen again and again we’ve seen this several times with real estate crashes with big manufacturers with stocks and we’re starting to see similar behaviors in the crypto space as well. If you’re curious to learn why this is Bill’s favorite Business book, you can purchase from here.
People use data to manipulate perception every single day. Every marketing campaign every new drug commercial every politician and social cause is using data in order to shift the Public’s perception in their favor. This book breaks down how this happens. It’s a very valuable insight to understand how probabilities work and how fair of a chance you have to make it in life. Not only does it provide you with a fundamental understanding of how sampling works but it’s clear concise funny and not too complex so you can get through it and feel like you should recommend it to others as well.
Number 12. SAPIENS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND By Yuval Noah Harari
Sapiens covers a brief history of humankind in a way. We’ve never encountered before it’s incredibly enjoyable. And you feel like you’re getting smarter with every page you turn. It’s one of those books which everyone should read if it were up to us. This would be mandatory study material in school from food to religion to politics to money. This book accurately explains how all of them came to be and gratefully navigates their evolution and a very enjoyable and educational manner. It’s a well-written book and a great purchase.
Number 13. OUTLIERS By Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers is a fascinating book you might have heard of the fact that you need to spend $10,000 at something to be successful. Well it comes from this book right here Malcolm Gladwell has one of those mines we are lucky to have around because his work is just Timeless Talent is overrated being successful in life boils down to simple criteria, which most of us are not aware of your shot at being a professional athlete is directly influenced by the month in which you’re born and your short-term memory is directly affected by the language you thinking you’re going to have fun reading this book and being able to now make connections you couldn’t have before it’s easy to see why bill would put this in his top 15.
Number 14. THE BOX By Marc Levinson
life is changing evolving into something different one little change at a time. This book was written by an economist who’s showcasing the massive impact a simple idea had on the world wide Trade It’s about the invention of the shipping container and how hard it was to make it mainstream but once it was mainstream the impact was incredible. Despite being very useful inventions it took incredible sums of money and high-stakes negotiation with industry giant the adoption changed geography as we know it because it was not possible to ship things for really cheap. So you can have your factories far far away. you wouldn’t to expect shipping containers to have that big of an impact or that interesting of a story would you.
Number 15. HOW NOT TO BE WRONG By Jordan Ellenberg
You know, how the math you learn in school is dull and boring Believe It or Not There is a different type of math that makes everything fascinating this book explores the hidden structures underneath casual and chaotic event and how you can use this type of knowledge to get an advantage in your endeavors. It’ll answer casual questions. Like how early should you get to the airport? What does public opinion really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children and How likely are you really to develop cancer? Its one of those Freakonomics like books which you can enjoy while on a plane.
Bill Gates is such an inspiration to us here at Expert Me and we enjoyed digging in to see what kind of books he would recommend to his friends. Hopefully at least a couple of these caught your attention and we’ll make it onto your reading list.
apart from Bill Gates who is your inspiration? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll make sure to join in the conversation and it’s always as a reward for reading the blog all the way to the end you get a bonus book.
Number 16. THE INNOVATORS: HOW A GROUP OF HACKERS, GENIUSES AND GEEKS CREATED THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION By Walter Isaacson
This is more like a history book of how the world transition from the Industrial Revolution to the digital age we find ourselves in today. This is a super interesting read for anyone who’s in the technology space and even more so if you live in the Bay Area, you’ll learn stories. You never heard of before and you’ll understand what made America so successful from a technology perspective how information should be free and how things are evolving something interesting we learn from this book. Did, you know the current CEO of YouTube Susan wojcicki used to rent her house to Sergey and Larry when they were found in Google. They are definitely the type of tenants you’d want to have.
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