1. Energy and Civilization by Vaclav Smil
2. Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker
3. Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
4. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (of course!)
Reposted from @cnbc - Bill Gates credits his optimism to four books he’s read recently. "These books make me optimistic about the world and help me understand the role of innovation in driving progress," he wrote.
The list includes “Enlightenment Now” by Steven Pinker. "The world is getting better, even if it doesn't always feel that way,” Gates wrote in a review. “I'm glad we have brilliant thinkers like Steven Pinker to help us see the big picture.” According to Gates, it’s now his favorite book of all time.
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If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options.
You can climb it and cross to the other side.
You can go around it.
You can dig under it.
You can fly over it.
You can blow it up.
You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there.
You can turn around and go back the way you came.
Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home.