Reading Gates' top picks is guaranteed to make you smarter.
Leonardo Da Vinci" by Walter Isaacson
Isaacson does the best job I've seen of pulling together the different strands of Leonardo's life and explaining what made him so exceptional
Factfulness" by Hans Rosling
Rosling, a global health expert, unfortunately, passed away last year. Gates said on his blog that this book is "a fitting final word from a brilliant man, and one of the best books I've ever read."
the best books I've ever read." 6/15 "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance
Vance's book "offers insights into some of the complex cultural and family issues behind poverty."
"Shoe Dog" by Phil Knight
Phil Knight is a one-of-a-kind CEO. He tells the story of how he built Nike into a multibillion-dollar, globe-spanning business
"The Myth of the Strong Leader" by Archie Brown
"rown shows that the leaders who make the biggest contributions to history and humanity generally are not the ones we perceive to be strong leaders," Gates wrote.