Mark Zuckerberg Reflects on His Year of Books

By Dianna Dilworth 

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg challenged himself to read two books a month last year. He found the experience “intellectually fulfilling.”

His reading list for the year included: World Order by Henry Kissinger; The Idea Factory by Jon Gertner; Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoğlu; and The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch. Zuckerberg reflected on the year in a Facebook post. “Reading has given me more perspective on a number of topics — from science to religion, from poverty to prosperity, from health to energy to social justice, from political philosophy to foreign policy, and from history to futuristic fiction,” he wrote.

“This challenge has been intellectually fulfilling, and I come away with a greater sense of hope and optimism that our society can make greater progress in all of these areas,” he continued. He didn’t say what he plans to read this year.