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Bill Gates reads about a book a week. And the self-made billionaire has a new favorite: "Blueprint" by Nicholas Christakis. Plus, it's "readable," he writes in a full book review on his blog. The book concludes that humans have more in common than not. As Christakis puts it: "There is more that unites us than divides us," and "society is basically good.
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According to Amazon, the New York Times bestseller is a "spiritual" book that calls readers to "reclaim aliveness, liberate the self, take each day one at a time, and to savor the beauty offered by life's unfolding. In a Facebook post , Gates wrote that it's one of her favorite books to revisit regularly, and said she opens it almost every day and gets something new out of it each time. Her own book, " The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World ," was published in April, and she hopes that it will impact readers in the same way Nepo's book has impacted her. She says that her goal is for readers to gain better understanding "that society will be better off if we lift up everybody. Her vision may sound idealistic, but Gates says she wants people to realize "that it's totally possible. Like this story?