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Melinda Gates, is an American philanthropist and a former general manager at Microsoft. In 2000, she co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with her husband Bill Gates, the world's largest private charitable organization.
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Think Again
The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
Adam Grant - Feb 02, 2021
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We need to spend as much time rethinking as we do thinking.Why do we refresh our wardrobes every year, renovate our kitchens every decade, but never update our beliefs and our views? Why do we laugh at people using computers that are ten years old, but yet still cling to opinions we formed ten years ago?For too many of us, our ways of thinking beco...
Melinda Gates
Feb 24, 2021
A book recommendation: @AdamMGrant’s “Think Again,” which makes a compelling case for why learning should be a lifelong habit. Grant argues that we grow by questioning old assumptions and considering new perspectives. I agree!      source
Home Work
A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
Julie Andrews - Oct 15, 2019
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In this New York Times bestselling follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, Home, Julie Andrews reflects on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Victor/Victoria.In Home, the number one New York Times international bestseller, Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence a...
Melinda Gates
Jan 10, 2020
I loved so many of the books I read in 2019. My favorites included “Talking to Strangers” by @Gladwell, “Home Work” by @JulieAndrews, and “Little Fires Everywhere” by @pronounced_ing. What did you read over the holidays?      source
Talking to Strangers
What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
Malcolm Gladwell - Sep 10, 2019
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Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers -- and why they often go wrong.How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual as...
Melinda Gates
Jan 10, 2020
I loved so many of the books I read in 2019. My favorites included “Talking to Strangers” by @Gladwell, “Home Work” by @JulieAndrews, and “Little Fires Everywhere” by @pronounced_ing. What did you read over the holidays?      source
Little Fires Everywhere
A Novel
Celeste Ng - May 07, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned—from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of...
Melinda Gates
Jan 10, 2020
I loved so many of the books I read in 2019. My favorites included “Talking to Strangers” by @Gladwell, “Home Work” by @JulieAndrews, and “Little Fires Everywhere” by @pronounced_ing. What did you read over the holidays?      source
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Enlightenment Now
The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker - Jan 15, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR"My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlig...
Cry, the Beloved Country
Alan Paton - Nov 01, 2003 (first published in 1948)
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Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948. Alan Paton’s impassioned novel about a black man’s country under white man’s law is a work of searing beauty.Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the ea...
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Design for Good
A New Era of Architecture for Everyone
John Cary - Oct 03, 2017
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"I can't recommend John Cary's book, Design for Good, highly enough. His argument...is clear and revolutionary." —Melinda Gates “That’s what we do really: we do miracles,” said Anne-Marie Nyiranshimiyimana, who learned masonry in helping to build the Butaro Hospital, a project designed for and with the people of Rwanda using local materials. This, ...
Melinda Gates
Oct 14, 2017
I can’t recommend @JohnCary’s book #DesignForGood highly enough. His argument—that everyone deserves good design—is clear and revolutionary.      source
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
100 Tales of Extraordinary Women
Rebel Girls - Nov 10, 2016
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. This book inspires girls with the stories of great women, from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams....
Melinda Gates
May 03, 2017
This amazing book shows young girls they can be anything they want.      source
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Sapiens
A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - May 15, 2018 (first published in 2011)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...