What are the best books Mark Zuckerberg read for a challenge?

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    #1Energy: A Beginner's Guide

    Energy: A Beginner's Guide
    Energy: A Beginner's Guide is a nonfiction science and technology book written by Vaclav Smil. With over 100 pages, this book is published in 2006 by Oneworld Publications.
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    Robert Jensen
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This book is for analytical men. Energy is a very important topic in the world. It is a much more worthwhile read than some trashy chick lit."
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    #2The New Jim Crow

    The New Jim Crow
    This book shares the idea that America's society has achieved a new era of colorblindness, which starting point is the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States. Michelle Alexander says that this doesn't mean that racism is over, society has just redesigned. 
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    Debra Fisher
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Being an African American, this book saddens me. It takes a look at how society should be redesigned and have colorblindness. When it comes to justice, there should be no color or race. Very great read and I think it's something that all Americans should read to understand the history of African Americans and how things are changing today."
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    #3The Idea Factory

    The Idea Factory
    The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation is a nonfiction scientific business history book written by Jon Gertner. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 2012 by Penguin Books.

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    Sofía Cabrera
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This story has nothing to do with Mark Zuckerberg's read for a challenge. This book is just so-so, and tells the story of Bell Labs. I thought it was OK but not great. "
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    #4The Varieties of Religious Experience

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

    The Varieties of Religious Experience is a nonfiction philosophical religious spiritual classic book written by William James. First published in 1902, this book is published in 2000 by Adamant Media Corporation.

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    Alan Medina
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is one of the books on old Zuckerberg's reading list, and I will say that if you want a challenge this is a good choice. It's an older historical book reflecting on various religions. It's so ancient that it's hard to read in places. "
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    #5The Rational Optimist

    The Rational Optimist

    The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves is a nonfiction economics philosophy history book written by Matt Ridley. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 2010 by Harper.

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    Arjun Rangan
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Short and to the point. If you are interested in what Zuckerberg reads AND value his judgement, then this solution does seem to offer up insight into what he is looking for in a challenge."
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    #6The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth's Past)

    The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth's Past)

    The Three-Body Problem is a science fiction cultural China book written by Liu Cixin and translated by Ken Liu as the first book in the Remembrance of Earth's Past series. Published in 2014 by Tor Books.

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    Muhammad Bose
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book is absolutely mind-blowing. If you are looking for something challenging, this is a good choice."
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    #7Gang Leader for a Day

    Gang Leader for a Day
    Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets is a nonfiction sociology autobiographical memoir written by Sudhir Venkatesh. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2008 by Penguin Press.

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    Madison Webb
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I found this book extremely interesting. It contains much to learn from"
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    #8The Beginning of Infinity

    The Beginning of Infinity

    The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World is a nonfiction scientific history book written by David Deutsch. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 2011 by Viking.

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    Arnav Saxena
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The Beginning of Infinity is an incredibly inspirational challenge read that was recommended by Mark Zuckerberg. It is a fascinating read and helped me improve my skills!"
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    #9Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

    Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

    Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty is a book about Foreign Service Officers written by Daron Acemoğlu, James A. Robinson. This book was published by Crown Business.

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    David Carter
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Somebody told me that Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty would be a good book to read as Mark Zuckerberg named this as a book that he read for a challenge. I tried to get into this book but just found it really boring."
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    #10World Order

    World Order
    World Order is a nonfiction political science history book written by Henry Kissinger. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 2014 by Penguin Press.
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    Bob Ma
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I can't say what I want to say about Zuckerberg, so I'll just stick to the solution offered, which is this: I have no idea. I have no clue if Zuckerberg ever read this. I assume he can read, since he's clearly an advanced android. Did you see him at the Congressional hearing? So stiff, and he could barely figure out how to drink water. "
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    #11Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book written by the renowned historian, Yuval Noah Harari. This book manages to merge science and history in a way that causes you to question widely recognized theories, and reconsider them in a wider context by connecting today's concerns with the past's developments.

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    Grace Fu
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Sapiens is a book that tackles history and science together. It got more attention after Zuckerberg read it."

Summary

Best What are the best books Mark Zuckerberg read for a challenge
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Energy: A Beginner's GuideBooks 42 Paid
2The New Jim CrowBooks 33 Paid
3The Idea FactoryBooks 25 Paid
4The Varieties of Religious ExperienceBooks 22 Paid
5The Rational OptimistBooks 19 Paid
6The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth's Past)Books 14 Paid
7Gang Leader for a DayBooks 10 Paid
8The Beginning of InfinityBooks 9 Paid
9Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and PovertyBooks 6 Paid
10World OrderBooks 4 Paid
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