5. “Moonwalking with Einstein” (Joshua Foer)
“Like most people, I’m fascinated by how the mind works, and memory is a big element of that. Part of the beauty of this book is that it makes clear how memory and understanding are not two different things. Building up the ability to reason and the ability to retain information go hand in hand.” Bill Gates
6. “Better Angels of Our Nature” (Steven Pinker)
Gates called this read his “favorite book of the last decade”. He also stated that “it is a long, but profound, look at the reduction of violence and discrimination over time.”
This book provides evidence that violence has actually ebbed over time rather than increased.