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Best Bill Gates recommended book? 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 additional info at book Bill Gates recommends.

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 is the well-known face of the company, but he wasn’t alone in his endeavors. He revolutionized the computer world with his partner Paul Gardner Allen. But while their business was thriving, their friendship deteriorated. Once best friends, their relationship became strained, and Allen left Microsoft in 1982. Still, Gates wilfully acknowledges the huge impact Paul had on the world of personal computing. They became close again before Paul Allen died in 2018. At the turn of the century, the Gates family started a project guided by the belief that every life has equal value. The task ahead of them—tackling the greatest inequities in the world. This means that in addition to Microsoft, Bill Gates owns part of the charitable foundation.

While compiling books for his annual summer recommendations, Bill Gates realized that the topics in his list were hardly the “stuff of beach reads.” At the top of that list is “How the World Really Works” by Vaclav Smil, Gates’ favorite author. The book focuses on the intricacies of industry and innovation. “If you want a brief but thorough education in numeric thinking about many of the fundamental forces that shape human life, this is the book to read,” Gates wrote in a blog post.

How the World Really Works by Vaclav Smil : Another title from the Czech-Canadian professor and Gates’s favorite author, this one is apparently a light read compared to Smil’s other more technical tomes. The book “represents the highly readable distillation of this lifetime of scholarship,” according to The Wall Street Journal. It offers readers an overview of exactly how our material world, from concrete to fertilizer, is made. The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker : “Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined stands out as one of the most important books I’ve read–not just this year, but ever,” wrote Gates back in 2012. Apparently his opinion hasn’t changed in a decade. Read additional details on