Saturday 20 February 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Recommends 23 Books Everyone Should Read

Zuckerberg introduced these books through his 'A Year of Books' reading group. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around the world.It’s one reason why he decided to launch a Facebook-based book club last year, with a reading list that focused on “different cultures, beliefs, histories, and technologies.”

Although the birth of his daughter, Max, kept him from hitting his goal of a book every two weeks, he ended the year with 23 selections in his A Year of Books reading group.
We’ve put together a list of his picks and why he thinks everyone should read them:

The Muqaddimah by Ibn Khaldun

The Muqaddimah, which translates to “The Introduction,” was written in 1377 by the Islamic historian Khaldun. It’s an attempt to strip away biases of historical records and find universal elements in the progression of humanity.
Khaldun’s revolutionary scientific approach to history established him as one of the fathers of modern sociology and historiography.
“While much of what was believed then is now disproven after 700 more years of progress, it’s still very interesting to see what was understood at this time and the overall worldview when it’s all considered together,” Zuckerberg writes.
Read the remaining here:

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