Bill gates named the five best books of 2016

Билл Гейтс назвал пять лучших книг 2016 года

Bill Gates

Bill gates is one of those amazing people who manage to read a book a week. In on new years eve holidays it is traditionally calls the best books, read them for the year, writes ain.ua.

“If you’re looking for something sort of read on the holiday weekend, I can recommend you some of the best books I read this year. They cover an eclectic set of topics — from tennis and of tennis shoes to genomics and leadership. They are all very well written and each of them absorbed me like the hare hole, full of unexpected insights and pleasures,” wrote the billionaire.

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“String theory”, David foster Wallace. This book has nothing to do with physics, but it will make you look smarter if you read it, say, in the subway or plane. String theory is a collection of the four best short stories about tennis, the sport that I’ve never been able to master being at the helm of Microsoft, which again passionately trying to conquer. In order to enjoy this book, do not have to get involved in playing or even watching games of tennis. The author wields the pen as skillfully as Roger Federer — tennis racket. In this book, as in his other brilliant works, Wallace Flex language forms as Neo — metal spoon.

“Shoe Dog”, Phil Knight. These memoirs of the co-founder of Nike are a refreshingly honest reminder of how actually looks the way to success in business: dirty, strewn with rocks and pitfalls of the path. In recent years I have met several times with the knight. He’s super friendly, but also quite secretive, it’s hard to really know. In his book, the knight is revealed as very few CEOS are willing to open up. I don’t think knight is trying to teach something to the reader. It aims interesting. He tells the story as honestly as possible. This is an amazing story.

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“Genes”, Siddhartha Mukherjee. Doctors believe the “triple threat” because they treat people, teach medical students and conduct research. Mukherjee, who is all of those at Columbia University, is a “quadruple threat” because he is also a winner of the Pulitzer prize as the author. In his recent book, Mukherjee takes us past, present and future of genetics with special focus on the ethical question of great importance, which provoked the recent advances in genomic technologies. Mukherjee wrote his book to the layman in this matter, because we know that new genomic technologies close to greatly affect anyone and everyone.

“The myth of the strong leader,” Archie brown. Fierce election race this year prompted me to read this book, published in 2014 by Oxford University Professor, who taught political leadership — the good, the bad and the ugly — over 50 years. Brown shows that the leaders that make the most significant contribution to history and humanity as a whole, it is not those whom we consider “strong leaders”. And those who cooperate, delegate and negotiate — and realize that no man on Earth can not and should not know all the answers. Brown hardly could have known how helpful his book will be in 2016.

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“Worthy of mention: the Network,” Gretchen Bakke. This book is about our aging electric networks fit into one of my favorite genres: books about everyday things, which really are fascinating. Partly I am fascinated by this topic because my first job was the creation of the software for the controllers of the power system in the North-West. But even if you never thought about how energy gets into your home, I think this book will convince you that the electrical network is one of the great engineering wonders of the modern world. And I think you’ll understand why upgrading a network as complex and critical to creating a future of clean energy.

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