比爾·蓋茲 2020 夏日書單

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比爾·蓋茲在《gatesnotes》寫道——

這陣子我大部分的對話和會議都與COVID-19以及我們如何遏制疫情有關。 但是我也經常被問到我正在閱讀和觀看的內容,不論是因為大家想了解有關流行病的更多資訊,還是因為找樂子。我總是很樂意談論精彩的書籍和電視節目(並打聽別人在做什麼,因為市場常尋求我的推薦或建議)。

因此,除了我為夏日書單寫的五篇書評之外,我還提供了其他建議。希望您能找到感興趣的內容。

我的2020夏日書單

 

 

 

書單 Booklist

 

 

 

the cover of The Choice

1.《抉擇》(The Choice)by Dr. Edith Eva Eger

在這本充滿智慧又激勵人心的書中,伊格博士娓娓道出自己掙扎求生的真實故事以及從傷痛的禁錮中走出來的心路歷程。這不僅是一本動人的回憶錄,也是一場心靈療癒之旅,而她除了帶給我們希望與撫慰,也將教會我們如何與自己和解,找到那把通往生命自由的鑰匙!

比爾·蓋茲在《gatesnotes》寫道:「This book is partly a memoir and partly a guide to processing trauma. Eger was only sixteen years old when she and her family got sent to Auschwitz. After surviving unbelievable horrors, she moved to the United States and became a therapist. Her unique background gives her amazing insight, and I think many people will find comfort right now from her suggestions on how to handle difficult situations.」

*本書也是雪柔·桑德伯格的推薦書。

 

 

 

the cover of Cloud Atlas

2.《雲圖》(Cloud Atlas)by David Mitchell

雲圖》是科幻,也是冒險,有壯旅,也有社會議題,有患難與共的愛情,也有盪氣迴腸的情義,有東方的輪迴轉世,也有西方的哲思,談文明與文化,也有快節奏的緊張懸疑情節,時間跨越了過去、現在、未來,地點遍布在世界各角落。作者為串聯故事所設計的伏筆與回響,增加了故事的豐富度,也讓《雲圖》成為一本野心勃勃的小說。大衛·米契爾的想像力與寫作格局,對小說讀者來說是枚驚世駭俗的震撼彈,打破所有人對既有小說的所有認知與想像,讓人大開眼界,為之瘋狂。

比爾·蓋茲在《gatesnotes》寫道:「This is the kind of novel you’ll think and talk about for a long time after you finish it. The plot is a bit hard to explain, because it involves six inter-related stories that take place centuries apart (including one I particularly loved about a young American doctor on a sailing ship in the South Pacific in the mid-1800s). But if you’re in the mood for a really compelling tale about the best and worst of humanity, I think you’ll find yourself as engrossed in it as I was.」

*本書入圍2004年布克獎,也是娜塔莉·波曼的推薦書。

 

 

 

the cover of The Ride of a Lifetime

3.《我生命中的一段歷險》(The Ride of a Lifetime)by Robert Iger

這本書是關於艾格從進ABC製片廠成為最基層員工的那一天起,至今四十五年那股永不間斷、驅動他前行不懈的好奇心。也描述了深思熟慮、尊重,以及正派比賺錢重要的態度,那成了艾格實行每一項計畫、追求每一次合作的基石,從和史蒂夫·賈伯斯離世前幾年深摯的友誼,到對《星際大戰》神話不渝的愛都是如此。

這是我這幾年來讀過的最好的商業書籍之一。艾格寫得很棒,道出他成為一家大公司首席執行長的真實感受。無論你是在尋找商業洞見、還是想樂在閱讀,我認為所有人都會喜歡他在迪士尼歷史上這段最具變革性的時期中領導迪士尼的故事。

比爾·蓋茲在《gatesnotes》寫道:「This is one of the best business books I’ve read in several years. Iger does a terrific job explaining what it’s really like to be the CEO of a large company. Whether you’re looking for business insights or just an entertaining read, I think anyone would enjoy his stories about overseeing Disney during one of the most transformative times in its history.」

*本書也是史蒂芬·史匹柏的推薦書。

 

 

 

the cover of The Great Influenza

4.《大流感》(The Great Influenza)by John M. Barry

在本書中,作者多線索展開論述,縱橫交錯地記述了有史以來極具毀滅性的流感故事,以及20世紀科學與醫學發展的歷史。本書細緻入微地描寫了科學、政治與疾病傳播互動的過程,並述及傳統醫學演化至現代醫學的重要里程碑,以及當年科學家、醫學工作者等在巨大壓力下所顯示出的勇氣或怯懦,信仰、價值觀、研究態度和方法…

比爾·蓋茲在《gatesnotes》寫道:「We’re living through an unprecedented time right now. But if you’re looking for a historical comparison, the 1918 influenza pandemic is as close as you’re going to get. Barry will teach you almost everything you need to know about one of the deadliest outbreaks in human history. Even though 1918 was a very different time from today, The Great Influenza is a good reminder that we’re still dealing with many of the same challenges.」

 

 

 

the cover of Good Economics for Hard Times

5.《暫無中譯本》(Good Economics for Hard Times)by Abhijit V. BanerjeeEsther Duflo

比爾·蓋茲在《gatesnotes》寫道:「Banerjee and Duflo won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences last year, and they’re two of the smartest economists working today. Fortunately for us, they’re also very good at making economics accessible to the average person. Their newest book takes on inequality and political divisions by focusing on policy debates that are at the forefront in wealthy countries like the United States.」

 

 

 

著作 Bibliography

 

 

 

the cover of The Road Ahead

1995:《擁抱未來》(The Road Ahead)by Bill Gates

 

the cover of Business @ the Speed of Thought

1999:《數位神經系統-與思想等快的明日世界》(Business @ the Speed of Thought)by Bill Gates

 

the cover of How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

2021:《如何避免氣候災難》(How to Avoid a Climate Disaster)by Bill Gates

比爾·蓋茲 2019 夏日書單

比爾·蓋茲 2019 夏日書單