Eric Schmidt
Book Recommendations

  • The Better Angels of Our Nature

    The Better Angels of Our Nature

    The Better Angels of Our Nature

    Steven Pinker
    Psychology
    4.13 (27,354)

    Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species' existence. in his gripping and controversial new work, new york times bestselling author steven pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. exploding myths about humankind's inherent violence and the curse of modernity, this ambitious book continues pinker's exploration of the essence of human nature, mixing psychology and history to provide a remarkable picture of an increasingly enlightened

    Eric Schmidt

    The one that has had the biggest impact on me and the one that I've given the most number of people

    Apr 9, 2019 — Source

  • From Simi Valley to Silicon Valley

    From Simi Valley to Silicon Valley

    From Simi Valley to Silicon Valley

    Stephen Gillett
    4.23 (22)

    To succeed in business and in life, you must be focused and committed. but it also takes serendipity and a certain amount of alchemy. went from part-time technology specialist at an office depot to one of the youngest cios of a fortune 500 company by keeping himself fully present and open to all possibilities. in from simi valley to silicon valley, he shares his remarkable journey and the valuable lessons he learned while working with bill gates, starbucks' howard schultz, and a host of other influential innovators.serendipity is more than

    Eric Schmidt

    Stephen is a superstar, well worth reading.

    Oct 2, 2019 — Source

  • Accidental Presidents

    Accidental Presidents

    Accidental Presidents

    Jared Cohen
    History
    4.1 (2,121)

    Eight men have succeeded to the presidency when the incumbent died in office. in one way or another they vastly changed our history. only theodore roosevelt would have been elected in his own right. only tr, truman, coolidge, and lbj were re-elected. succeeded william henry harrison who died 30 days into his term. he was kicked out of his party and became the first president threatened with impeachment. succeeded esteemed general zachary taylor. he immediately sacked the entire cabinet and delayed an inevitable civil war by standing with henry clay’s

    Eric Schmidt

    a timely book that is highly relevant to today's politics:

    Apr 10, 2019 — Source

  • Blueprint

    Blueprint

    Blueprint

    Nicholas A. Christakis MD PhD
    Science
    3.95 (1,943)

    For too long, scientists have focused on the dark side of our biological heritage: our capacity for aggression, cruelty, prejudice, and self-interest. but natural selection has given us a suite of beneficial social features, including our capacity for love, friendship, cooperation, and learning. beneath all of our inventions -- our tools, farms, machines, cities, nations -- we carry with us innate proclivities to make a good society.in blueprint, nicholas a. christakis introduces the compelling idea that our genes affect not only our bodies and behaviors, but also the ways in

    Eric Schmidt

    Is a terrific book that is optimistic. It's a joy to read and it highlights ways to make our society better.

    Apr 2, 2019 — Source