From the list on creating a thriving future.
Who am I?
All my life, I have been fascinated by nature, curious about society, and concerned about the impact we are having on the life of our planet. This interest has given me the opportunity to spend more than 30 years looking for solutions to our negative impacts on nature and society. As I have travelled to 77 countries and written 41 books, I have tried to capture and share what I have learned on my journey of exploration. I am especially inspired by the positive difference business can make by turning breakdowns into breakthrough innovation. My purpose is to share the science and practice of how to create a thriving future.
Wayne's book list on creating a thriving future
Discover why each book is one of Wayne's favorite books on creating a thriving future .
Why this book?
I must confess that I didn’t start out as a Bill Gates fan. But in the wake of his Microsoft career, his proactive investments in start-up companies that could transform our society for the better started to capture my attention. When I read his book climate solutions, I became convinced of his analytical and entrepreneurial genius. He approaches climate breakdown with the pragmatic optimism of a venture capitalist. One of his most compelling insights are his “green premium” calculations for major sectors, which effectively measure the price gap between current solutions and emerging technologies. This provides a clear indication of the most appropriate investment strategies for given technologies – all with the urgent goal of halving carbon emissions by 2030 and reaching net zero by 2050.
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
Why should I read it?
4 authors picked How to Avoid a Climate Disaster as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical - and accessible - plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.
Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only explains why we need to work toward net-zero emissions…
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