Book Clubbing with Mark Zuckerberg!

This year, Mark Zuckerberg launched his social media book club, A Year of Books, encouraging others to share his personal challenge for 2015 – to read a new book every other week. Each book would focus on learning about different cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies. The Facebook community, a Year of Books, aims to invite and inspire discussion and connections between its members.

Famously, the books sold out in days when Zuckerberg announced the first couple he’d read… however, we still have stock and encourage you to expand horizons and be inspired by these two amazing books.

The first book of the year is The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be, by author Moises Naim.

It’s a book that explores how the world is shifting to give individual people more power that was traditionally only held by large governments, militaries and other organizations. The trend towards giving people more power is one I believe in deeply, and I’m looking forward to reading this book and exploring this in more detail.

— Mark Zuckerberg

His second book is Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity, by Steven Pinker.

 It’s a timely book about how and why violence has steadily decreased throughout our history, and how we can continue this trend.

Recent events might make it seem like violence and terrorism are more common than ever, so it’s worth understanding that all violence — even terrorism — is actually decreasing over time. If we understand how we are achieving this, we can continue our path towards peace.

— Mark Zuckerberg

We are looking forward to the next book Zuckerberg reveals and if you too want to join the fun, then head over to the Year of Books’ Facebook group.

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