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Andra Zaharia (Freelance Content Marketer/The Content Habit)These books and their core ideas have stuck with me the most and continue to guide me when I hit crossroads along the way.
Sol Orwell (Co-Founder/Examine.com)
Question: What books had the biggest impact on you? Perhaps changed the way you see things or dramatically changed your career path.
Orwell's Animal Farm and 1984 (though Huxley's Brave New World is a better reflection of today's society).
Igor Debatur (CEO/UploadCare)
Question: What five books would you recommend to young people interested in your career path & why?
- The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse
- Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
- The Antichrist by Friedrich Nietzsche
- The Castle by Franz Kafka
- 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Yuval Noah Harari (Historian)The most prophetic book of the 20th century. Today many people would easily mistake it for a utopia.
Aldous Huxley's profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order--all at the cost of our freedom, full humanity, and perhaps also our souls. “A genius [who] who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine” (The New Yorker), Huxley was a man of incomparable talents: equally an artist, a spiritual seeker, and one of history’s keenest observers of human nature and civilization.
Brave New World, his masterpiece, has enthralled and terrified millions of readers, and retains its urgent relevance to this day as both a warning to be heeded as we head into tomorrow and as thought-provoking, satisfying work of literature. Written in the shadow of the rise of fascism during the 1930s, Brave New World likewise speaks to a 21st-century world dominated by mass-entertainment, technology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, the arts of persuasion, and the hidden influence of elites.