TOP 5 Books you should read in 2020
Here are five books that I highly recommend
Here are five books that I highly recommend.
The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger :
It is a hell of a story. The woman was a sixteen-year-old girl in Auschwitz. She eventually does survive and gets out and moves to Texas and becomes this inspirational therapist and half the book is her story half of it is how she helps other people. When somebody traumatizes you the way you think about yourself and your happiness and how you relate to the world. You cannot control being a victim, but you can control your victimhood. It is kind of a hopeful story, but it is a very tough story.
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell :
It is such an unusual book and it is clever. You go through six different epochs in history where you have people making moral choices where you see how self-centered and bad people can be and how supportive and good people can be. You really do feel he captures these different worlds. It is a grand story about human nature, enduring, human values.
The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger :
It is hard to overstate how demoralized and messed up Disney was. Things were not in great shape when they got rid of Eisner. I do consider it brilliant of Igor that in an age where networks are not important, and you are going to have to go direct to the consumer that you have got to have a critical mass of the greatest content. He did a really good job of explaining what the job of the CEO is.
The Great Influenza by John Barry :
He explains how infections work and how the immune system works. The 1918 Spanish Flu is the first world epidemic where it basically hits the entire world at the same time. The world was faced with this challenge. They tried to come up with drugs or therapeutics. None of those efforts were successful. Distancing and masks and seeing who is coughing that was all they had. If you read this, you will understand a lot.
Good Economics for Hard Times by Abhijit Banerjee& Esther Duflo :
This is the most important book of the group because it is about what do we know in the field of economics that can take the current divisions and try and do better. It is global but it is mostly about the U.S. But it is addressing the big issues of the day about people in depressed areas. How can we be so rich and so many people feel a lack of purpose? Why are not we better with economic knowledge of creating more opportunities. If you want to solve these problems, there is a lot still to learn.
I found all these books interesting and I hope you do also.