Want to think like the billion dollar social media mogul, Mark Zuckerberg? In 2015, Zuckerberg announced his New Years’ resolution to reading a new book every 2 weeks. He’s started A Year of Books, his Facebook-based book club. Here are 3 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks you should read.
#1 The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley
This New York Times Best Seller dives into what he calls, cultural evolution, his notion of how to increase human prosperity. He discusses the benefits of technology, innovation and change as the economics of hope.
Definitely a different way to look at the problems we are facing today. Proving false the old sentiment that the past was better.” – Rolando Charpentier, Amazon Review
#2 Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
Named one of the best books of the year by the Huffington Post, Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, focuses on creativity in the world of management and business. The perfect read for leaders that want to inspire their employees to reach their full potential and build a creative culture.
Too often, we seek to keep the status quo working. This is a book about breaking it.” – Seth Godin
#3 Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
Another New York Times Best Seller, Venkatesh is takes us back to his first-year as a graduate student where he befriended a gang leader while asking strangers to take a multiple-choice survey in poverty. The book is a first hand experience of Venkatesh’s developing friendship with gang leader JT, the story of two extremely different men living in completely different worlds.
Compelling… dramatic… Venkatesh gives readers a window into a way of life that few Americans understand.”- Newsweek
Want to see all of Zuckerberg’s book recommendations? Here’s is the complete list of books from Mark Zuckerberg’s book club. All of which he says “emphasize learning about new cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies.”