Mark Zuckerberg

During his sophomore year at Harvard, Mark Zuckerberg dropped out in order to focus on his project, Facebook. The rest is history. Facebook now has more than 2 billion users and Zuckerberg has steadily made his way up in the “richest people in the world” list, being ranked 5th in 2017. As for books, Mark Zuckerberg has always been a public advocate of reading and even started an online book club in 2015. Called A Year of Books, it was hosted on his personal Facebook account and he made a recommendation every two weeks. According to Zuckerberg, all books were supposed to emphasize learning about new cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies. The first book he recommended was soon sold out on Amazon. But that’s not the only reading Zuckerberg does and he frequently talks about books and how important he thinks reading is. In the post announcing the book club, he said: I've found reading books very intellectually fulfilling. Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today. I'm looking forward to shifting more of my media diet towards reading books.

Books recommended by Mark Zuckerberg:


Books Recommended by Mark Zuckerberg

The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be

by Moises Naim

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

by Michelle Alexander

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

by Ben Horowitz

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

by Ed CatmullAmy Wallace

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

by Matt Ridley

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

by Thomas S. Kuhn

Energy: A Beginner's Guide

by Vaclav Smil

Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets

by Sudhir Venkatesh

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

by Steven Pinker

William James: Writings 1902-1910

by William James

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

by Jon Gertner

World Order

by Henry Kissinger

The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World

by David Deutsch

The Muqaddimah

by Ibn Khaldun

Rational Ritual: Culture, Coordination, and Common Knowledge

by Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day

by Daryl CollinsJonathan MorduchStuart RutherfordOrlanda Ruthven

Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

by Matt Ridley

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

by Daron AcemogluJames Robinson

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

by Peter ThielBlake Masters

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