Books Bill Gates recommends right now? Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger: Holden Caulfield who was a seventeen-year-old dropout is the narrator of the story. He had been expelled from high school because of his poor academic performance. The way Holden narrates indirectly tells us that he is undergoing treatment. It talks about how fake the world is where everyone is kind and respectful to someone only to extract favors. Observational and raw as it is, it contains a lot of slangs, sexual references and controversial statements which lead to the banning of this book in many countries across the world. What makes this book special is how realistic this book is. It is almost like Holden is personally talking to you. A book about society, love, expectations and the frustrations that arise from it, this book is a must-read for every teenager. Here is what Bill Gates said about this book: “I read this when I was 13. It’s my favorite book. It acknowledges that young people are a little confused, but can be smart, and see things that adults don’t.” Find more info at Bill Gates recommended book.
Drawn nearer by IBM in 1980 to foster a 16-bit working framework for its new PC, Gates alluded the PC monsters to Gary Kildall of Digital Research Inc. In any case, Kildall was out flying his plane when the IBM reps appeared, and his significant other and colleague, Dorothy, scoffed at consenting to a non-divulgence arrangement. Understanding that a chance was getting endlessly, Gates rented a comparative working framework from another organization and repackaged it as DOS for IBM. The advancement made it ready for Microsoft to turn into the prevailing name in PC working frameworks through MS-DOS and afterwards Windows, and aided its leader become a very rich person by age 31.
My Years with General Motors” was published in 1963 and straight after that it became a bestseller and one of the books to read for every businessman. Not only this is the story of one of the world´s leading company in the automobile industry, but also it can be used as a manual for future business tycoons as it contains the unique experience of a leader who led the company to the prosperity. During reddit’s AMA Bill Gates said that “Better Angels of Our Nature” is his “favorite book of the last decade”. He added that “it is long but profound look at the reduction in violence and discrimination over time”.
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?
Gates also had good things to say about Enlightenment Now, the follow-up book from the Harvard professor arguing that, despite appearances to the contrary, our world is not only growing less violent, but also more rational, prosperous, and all around better. If you’re looking for a ray of sunshine amid the current gloom, maybe pick up one of these titles. The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt: In his AMA, Gates says he’s just finished this book by a First Amendment expert and social psychologist about the increasing unwillingness to engage with difficult ideas on college campuses, declaring it “good.” A lot of critics seem to have agreed. The authors “do a great job of showing how ‘safetyism’ is cramping young minds. Students are treated like candles, which can be extinguished by a puff of wind,” wrote Edward Luce in the Financial Times, concluding, “their book is excellent. Liberal parents, in particular, should read it.” See extra info at snapreads.com.