From the list on how past events will impact our future.
Who am I?
Ever since I can remember I’ve been curious about history and how past events connect to our present; And how challenging it is to predict the future, even with all our advanced technologies. In the internet era, everything seems to be changing faster than ever before. I’m no expert, but I do know that if we don’t try to understand all the pieces of this complex puzzle, we’ll never be able to build the future we want. I don’t want to be left behind, so my book is an attempt at understanding the past and outlining a future of investing in people, the most undervalued asset class.
Ethan's book list on how past events will impact our future
Discover why each book is one of Ethan's favorite books.
Why did Ethan love this book?
History repeats itself. That was never more clear to me until I finished reading Sapiens.
A Brief History of Humankind is a must read for everyone to understand the historical context of where we collectively came from and where we’re going.
The reality of human history includes long periods of brutality, war, and uncertainty. Only within the last few hundred years have we become civilized enough to develop complex systems of organization.
When you can see the long road of progress and how none it was a sure thing, then you will appreciate that the road ahead isn’t written in stone either.
Why should I read it?
17 authors picked Sapiens as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?
In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the…