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Bill Gates’ Top Reads of 2012


For those of you who didn’t know, Bill Gates – yes that Bill Gates – has a blog; on which he writes about the sorts of things that would interest any multi-billionaire philanthropist/technologist: Education, Health, Development, and most importantly Books. Most recently he has posted his top 10 reads from 2012 including full reviews of each title. For a peek into one of the most intriguing minds of the 21st century, this is a good start.

Bill Gates’s Top 10 “Books that Made me Think”: 

1. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence has Declined by Steven Pinker
2. Deng Xiaoping and The Transformation of China by Ezra Vogel
3. The Quest by Daniel Yergin
4. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
5. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
6. One Billion Hungry: Can we Feed the World by Gordon Conway
7. A World-Class Education by Vivien Stewart
8. Academically Adrift by Richard Arum & Josipa Roksa
9. This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen Reinhart & Kenneth Rogoff
10. The City that Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control by Franklin Zimring

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