Books Recommended by Walter Isaacson
Destined for War
Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?
Source: "When a new power arises in the world, it results in a clash with the dominant power. This important and fascinating book extracts lessons for how we can avoid such a confrontation." - Walter Isaacson
Tools and Weapons
The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age
Source: "This is a colorful and insightful insiders’ view of how technology is both empowering and threatening us. From privacy to cyberattacks, this timely book is a useful guide for how to navigate the digital future." - Walter Isaacson
Leadership Lessons from Patrick McGovern, the Visionary Who Circled the Globe and Built a Technology Media Empire
Source: "Provides a dramatic, clear-eyed look at this visionary entrepreneur and the leadership lessons he used to build his global company." - Walter Isaacson
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Source: "Cast as a letter to his son. It’s not some deep ruminations and things. It’s about how you make your way through this world." - Walter Isaacson
Measure What Matters
How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
Source: "The most important venture capitalist of our era reveals a key to business innovation and success." - Walter Isaacson
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