Proposed books that Mark Zuckerberg says you should read

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said last year that he will  set a goal – to read as many books that focus on different cultures, beliefs, history and technology.

He had read 23 books, which recommended to everyone.

This is his choice:

  1. “The Muqaddimah” of Ibn Khaldun

The Muqaddimah means “introduction” and was written in the year 1377 by the historian Khaldun. It is intended to show the history of possible objective manner.

2.”The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander

Book written by legal professor who says blacks even innocent, often end up in prison, and when they go to Freedom are treated as second-class citizens.


  1. “Why Nations Fail” by Daren Acemoglu and James Robinson

The authors say there are two types of government, one that uses force to implement the power of a few chosen people and the second, which creates open markets where citizens are able to freely invest their money.

  1. “The Rational Optimist” by Matt Ridley

One of the most popular books that claim that markets are those that determine the progress of humanity and it is important that they be as liberal as possible.


  1. “Portfolios of the Poor” by Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford and Orlanda Ruthven

These scientists study the poorest people in India, Bangladesh and South Africa.

  1. “World Order” by Henry Kissinger

91-year-old Kissinger analyzes perceptions of what an empire and political power as a modern global economy causes violent clashes between them.


  1. “The Varieties of Religious Experience” by William James

Philosopher James explores the people how they’re using the religion as a source of meaning and essence of life, giving meaning and purpose of existence.

  1. 8. “Creativity, Inc.” by Ed Catmull

It shows how companies can foster the creativity of their employees to be as successful as possible.


  1. “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” by Thomas S. Kuhn

Philosophical book by physicist – speaks to the evolution of science and its impact on the modern world.


  1. “Dealing with China” by Henry M. Paulson Jr.

This book describes how the Chinese economy has grown and how they overcame poverty.


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