Arguably if you talk to anyone who works in tech, and chances are pretty good they’ll recommend you a copy of “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” by Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari.
“Sapiens” was first released in English in 2014 and has since then found itself on the recommended reading lists of tech titans like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg . In fact, in 2016, Bill Gates wrote that he went so far as to ask his wife, Melinda Gates, to pack a copy of the book on vacation.
“Its so provocative and raises so many questions about human history that I knew it would spark great conversations around the dinner table,” Gates wrote. “It didnt disappoint.”
Every single person in Silicon Valley loves the same 400+ page anthropological deep-dive into the history of humankind.