Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari
It wasn’t until 2015 that I learned the importance of history. And the credit goes to Harari who, through this book, not only made a dry subject very interesting with his unique style of humour and penetrating observation but also because he presented convincing arguments about why one should study history. It’s such a rich book that I had to literally stop at every page and marvel at Harari’s deep insights on the subject.
The Lessons of History
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
How the Scots Invented the Modern World ~ Arthur Herman
The Box – How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger ~ Marc Levinson
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves ~ Matt Ridley