15 Books Bill Gates Thinks Everyone Should Read

this is the sunday motivational video every Sunday we bring you a different type of video which should improve your life today we're looking at 15 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read welcome to a Lux calm the place where future billionaires come to get inspired Holloway lectures what an amazing week at spent hope you ladies and gents have crushed it as well one of the most popular messages we receive concerns book recommendations and despite us doing quite of those you guys just seem to want more what you need to remember before this video is that your average person reads 1.5 books per year while your average top CEO reads over 50 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 at a Lux if you want to learn where Bill Gates ideas come from just start picking up some of these books you'll find links in the description for each book mentioned in the video so with that said let's get going number one 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 about Qing to donate most of his fortune to charity when he passes away he and bill do not give their children any of the money they've earned instead they tried to educate them as best they can that's why this book is so valuable the imagine Warren Buffett is your father and all he wanted to leave you was his knowledge the most valuable thing Warren passed down to his 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 although the book is quite expensive at 22 dollars if you go to a Lux calm slash free book and sign up you can get the audio version for free and if you'd rather read something else you can use that URL to get any of the books we mentioned here in this video number two 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 over time 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 this book will teach you how to change the way you think in order to generate valuable ideas no matter where you live or your environment number three 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 then 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 four 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 five making 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 three years China used more cement than the United States did in the last 100 years if Chinese consumers now buy more luxury products than the rest of the world combined and this is just the beginning if you want to understand why this is happening what effects this will have and how to be ready for it go ahead and get the book if you're interested in leveraging your future to your advantage check out our video the 15 jobs that will disappear in the next decades due to automation by clicking in the top right corner number six the sixth extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert 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 in 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 who'll be able to fix some of these issues will it be you number 7 the man who fed the world by Leon Hazzard dr. Norman Borlaug as credited with saving hundreds of millions of lives from starvation more than any other person in history he might just be the most incredible manual ever hear of this book covers his story it's a bit hard to read but 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're studying agriculture you'll learn about Norman because he is the man who fed the world number 8 the Rosie Project a novel by Graham's MCN if the previous books on this list were a bit more focused this one is a light romance novel can you believe one of bills 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 is a great gatsby f scott Fitzgerald hi there you old sport that you didn't expect to see two 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 have 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 hooks no matter where you are in your life you'll 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 for Daisy number 10 business adventures 12 classic tales from the world of Wall Street John Brooks this is Bill Gates his favorite business book so you know we had to include it 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 go to a LOX com slash free book sign up and get it for free as an audiobook and if you're interested in learning which are our favorite business books click in the top right corner to watch our video on that number 11 how to lie with statistics by Daryl Huff 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 Harare if you're a longtime viewer you've heard us mention this book before we picked it up after Bill Gates Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg sapience 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 in a very enjoyable and educational manner it's a well-written book and a great purchase number thirteen outliers by Malcolm Gladwell outliers is a fascinating book you might have heard of the fact that you need to spend ten thousand hours at something to be successful well it comes from this book right here Malcolm Gladwell is one of those minds 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 are born and your short term memory is directly affected by the language you think in your going to have fun reading this book and be able to now make connections you couldn't have before it's easy to see why bill would put this in his top 15 we would as well number 14 is a box by Mark 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 worldwide 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 a very useful invention it took incredible sums of money and high-stakes negotiation with industry giants the adoption changed geography as we know it because it was not possible the ship thing is for really cheap so you could have your factories far far away you wouldn't 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 Alan Berg 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 events 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 it's one of those Freakonomics like books which you can enjoy while on a plane this book is $25 but if you go to a Lux calm slash free book you can get the audio version for free when you sign up Bill Gates is such an inspiration to us here at a Lux 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 will 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 as always as a reward for watching the video 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 transitioned 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 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 thank you for spending some time with us a Luxor's make sure to LIKE and subscribe so you 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30 thoughts on “15 Books Bill Gates Thinks Everyone Should Read

  1. 1. Life is What You Make It by Peter Buffett
    2. Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
    3. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
    4. “Tap Dancing to Work” by Carol Loomis
    5. “Making the Modern World” by Vaclav Smil
    6. “The Sixth Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert
    7. “The Man Who Fed the World” by Leon Hesser
    8. ‘The Rosie Project: A Novel’ by Graeme Simsion
    9. “The Great Gatsby,” F. Scott Fitzgerald
    10. “Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street,” John Brooks
    11. “How to Lie With Statistics” by Darrell Huff
    12. “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” Yuval Noah Harari
    13. ‘Outliers’ by Malcolm Gladwell
    14. ‘The Box’ by Marc Levinson
    15. "How Not to Be Wrong" by Jordan Ellenberg
    BONUS:The Innovators by Walter Isaacson

  2. Most books you mentioned are bad and has nothing to do with success. Unfortunately to say this : you are ASSHOLE.

  3. Why is Enlightenment Now, by Steven Pinker, not on the list? I think Bill Gates said it was his favorite book of all times.

  4. Great video guys,check this one out i found books and for free well worth checking out…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUi8E5IvUtw&t=55s

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  7. And I would recommend for Mr. Gates "Winner takes all: The Elite Charade of Changing the world"


  8. The Gates books are always interesting reads. It may not have been around when this video was made, but "Enlightenment Now" by Pinker is one on his recent lists that I found particularly interesting – a pragmatic look at what is happening in the world. Also, "Factfullness" by Rosling – if you've never seen the YouTube video titled "The best statistics you've ever seen" by him – you should.

    I've put most of these books on my list now (several I've already read, but may read again now). Thanks!

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