Top books Bill Gates recommends? The Great Gatsby F. Scot Fitzgerald: The book portrays the Jazz Age very accurately talks about the disillusionment of money, status and lavish living. The story revolves around a rich man Jay Gatsby who threw glamourous parties at his Long Island’s mansion. Although there were hundreds of guests, loud jazz music, champagne and confetti all around, Jay Gatsby was distant and uninterested because he had only one guest to impress – a married, elegant and charismatic woman from Kentucky, Daisy Buchanan. A tragic pursuit by Gatsby for attaining the unattainable even when he was living an ‘American Dream’ life shows that happiness is more than what money and status are all about. Here is what Bill Gates said about this book: “The novel that I re-read the most. Melinda and I love one line so much that we had it painted on a wall in our house: ‘His dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it.'” “Power comes not from knowledge kept but from knowledge shared.” See extra information at Bill Gates book recommend.
The Microsoft co-founder — who owns the most private farmland in the U.S. and also authored a book on climate change — highlights Smil’s chapters on food production and energy in his review of the book. The other books in the list cover gender equality, political polarization, climate change and coming of age. “Each of the writers — three novelists, a journalist, and a scientist — was able to take a meaty subject and make it compelling without sacrificing any complexity,” he wrote about this summer’s list.
Two years into his college education, Gates dropped out of Harvard University to take a shot at life and start Microsoft. The business eventually made him a millionaire by 26. In 2010, the Harvard Crimson called Gates “Harvard’s most successful dropout”. In 2007, Gates came back to Harvard to accept an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. This award is given by the university without the need for the completion of the usual requirements of a certain degree. In 2009, Gates and Buffett established The Giving Pledge, where they and different very rich people made an agreement to give essentially 50% of their abundance to a good cause.
Bill Gates’ early life could easily be turned into a series, starting from his childhood home in Seattle and leading up to his success story. As a kid, he got bullied a lot, but that didn’t stop him from aiming high. His plans didn’t always coincide with those of his parents, though. Bill Gates’s family wanted to send him to law school, which would fit perfectly in the family history—his father was a lawyer. Bill Gates started writing software as a kid. Even before he graduated high school, it was obvious he wasn’t like the other children. At the age of 13, he made a version of tic-tac-toe on a General Electric computer. As a comparison, at the age of 13, I had just found out that ripped jeans are ripped on purpose. What were you doing at 13?
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr : This Pulitzer-prize winning novel follows the story of a German soldier and a blind French girl whose lives collide during World War II. Critics used words like mesmerizing, exquisite, stunning, soulful, and hauntingly beautiful to describe it. Gates apparently also fell under the novel’s spell, as it was the last book on his list of all-time favorites. He adds that the book forced him to face the depth of the grief of parents who have lost a child he encounters in the course of his philanthropic work. Discover additional info on snapreads.com.