He’s the former child genius whose software company, Microsoft, revolutionised personal computers. And today, he is one of the world’s wealthiest and most industrious philanthropists: donating billions to enhance healthcare, end poverty and expand education around the world. So, naturally, when Bill Gates talks, people tend to listen. At Penguin Books, we’re thrilled that he’s selected several of our beloved titles in his annual (Northern Hemisphere) summer reading list. Here are seven of Gates’ 2020 picks.
The incredible, bestselling memoir of survival, hope and empowerment
The CEO of The Walt Disney Company shares the ideas and values he has used to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world, and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.
Two prize-winning economists show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility – a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.
Hilarious stories about life's mishaps from the creator of the immensely popular blog 'Hyperbole and a Half'. Fully illustrated with over 50% new material.
Introducing the five titles to date from a rapidly rising literary star.