3. “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses” (Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum)
Of this book’s topic Gates is quoted as saying, “The dismal results presented in ‘Academically Adrift’ are based on the ‘Collegiate Learning Assessment’ a standardized test in which students are asked to make a practical decision such as what kind of airplane a company should buy, and explain their choice based on a set of goals and facts about different options. I’m optimistic about the potential of innovation to help solve many of the problems with our post-secondary system, but we need more, and better, information.”
4. “Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street” (John Brooks)
On this recommendation, Gates stated, “Today, more than two decades after Warren lent it to me, and more than four decades after it was first published, ‘Business Adventures’ remains the best business book I’ve ever read. John Brooks is still my favorite business author.”
Bill Gates even made a video regarding this book which shows interviews with famous business leaders, including Warren Buffet.