mark zukerberg book club

Mark Zukerberg’s new year resolution for 2015 was quite a topic of discussion and following for all the book lovers. He has decided to dedicate a few hours of his day in reading books. He has already started reading some very interesting books. Here is the list of books which he has read till date. Will keep updating this list as he provide information and may be my review as well if I get hold of those books along with the review of Mark as well.

But one thing is for sure which ever book he will read will become a bestseller in no time.

So here’s the list

1. The End of Power by Moisés Naím –  In The End of Power, award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor Moisés Naím illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor. Drawing on provocative, original research, Naím shows how the antiestablishment drive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open remarkable new opportunities, but it can also lead to chaos and paralysis. Naím deftly covers the seismic changes underway in business, religion, education, within families, and in all matters of war and peace. Examples abound in all walks of life: In 1977, eighty-nine countries were ruled by autocrats while today more than half the world’s population lives in democracies. CEO’s are more constrained and have shorter tenures than their predecessors. Modern tools of war, cheaper and more accessible, make it possible for groups like Hezbollah to afford their own drones. In the second half of 2010, the top ten hedge funds earned more than the world’s largest six banks combined.

2. The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker – In the bookThe Better Angles of our Nature, Steven Pinker argues that, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades. Can violence really have declined? The images of conflict we see daily on our screens from around the world suggest this is an almost obscene claim to be making. Extraordinarily, however, Steven Pinker shows violence within and between societies – both murder and warfare – really has declined from prehistory to today. We are much less likely to die at someone else’s hands than ever before. Even the horrific carnage of the last century, when compared to the dangers of pre-state societies, is part of this trend. Debunking both the idea of the ‘noble savage’ and an over-simplistic Hobbesian notion of a ‘nasty, brutish and short’ life, Steven Pinker argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making us better people.

3. Gang Leader For a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh – New book added to the reading list of Mark Zuckerberg is Gang Leader For A Day by Sudhir Venkatesh. For a moment I thought Mark is at last reading a fiction but no after reading the summary it turned out to be non-fiction. And I must tell you in non-fiction also Mark’s choice is quite offbeat. Anyways this time the topic is about those people whose don’t live under effective governance. It is a story of the author who deliberately lived for a decade with a gang and the book tells us about the world of gangsters, criminal hierarchies and power struggles, where somehow a community survives where the rules of right and wrong can’t.

4. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn- Mark has taken his resolution of the year very seriously and is already up reading his fourth book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn. It’s a history of science book that explores the question of whether science and technology make consistent forward progress or whether progress comes in bursts related to other social forces.

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Ritu Mantri

Ritu is an avid book reader. She also reviews books and have reviewed around 200+ books till date. Her target is to finish 1000 books.

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