Biographies and memoirs have an extraordinary value – their veracity.
Reading such a book, we not only enjoy the plot (and the lives of some people, in fact, fascinates more than the plots of fiction books), but we understand – it was all real and if these people were able to succeed, change the world to it is better to make our dreams come true, to leave a mark in history, then we will be able to.
We offer you a good list of 12 biographies, each of which has invaluable experience and a lot of motivation.
Ashley Vance “Elon Musk. Tesla, SpaceX and the path to a fantastic future “
There is no doubt that the innovator and bold dreamer Elon Musk is one of those who create the future before our eyes. Each of his grandiose projects impresses and opens new frontiers not only of human potential but also of prospects for the development of our planet as a whole. To get to know Ilona better and find out how he became what he is now, you should read the book by journalist Ashley Vance. The latter talked with Mask for about 50 hours to write a biography that would tell with accuracy and sincerity about “Nikola Tesla of the 21st century.”
“Elon Musk. Tesla, SpaceX and the path to a fantastic future “- a masterpiece for smart, modern, and ambitious people who keep up with the times.
Daniel Smith “Think Like Stephen Hawking”
Stephen Hawking is a legend of the world of physics, one of the main promoters of modern science. Despite motoneuron disease, he was able to make progress in research on cosmology and quantum gravity. Hawking argues that nothing is impossible.
In Daniel Smith’s book, you can read not only about the life of a genius but also learn to see the world through the eyes of a famous physicist. The author promises that Hawking’s thinking techniques will help not only in scientific matters but also in solving more mundane issues. Stephen himself, either jokingly or seriously, said that he could think in eleven dimensions. It is possible that readers of Smith’s book will learn this as well.
Catherine Ingram “It’s Next”
The paintings of the eccentric Salvador Dali are recognizable even by people who are not interested in art at all. He was convinced of his own genius and, in the end, convinced everyone of it. About life Next, art historian Catherine Ingram tells a simple and accessible. Her text is combined with masterful illustrations by Ray Andrew. Their collaboration is more like a stunning comic than a standard biographical volume.
The same series published a biography of another famous artist – “father of pop art” Andy Warhol. So, after the book “It’s Next” by Catherine Ingram, we recommend reading her “It’s Warhol”.
Henry Ford My Life and Work.
Henry Ford is a truly iconic figure who has turned the history of engineering, car design, and business. The founder of Ford Motor Company has something to learn. His determination and curiosity inspire even today.
Little was known about Ford during his lifetime, he did not like to be interviewed and preferred to just do his job rather than work on his image. The book “My Life and Work” is an opportunity to learn about it first hand. In his autobiography, Ford shares experiences, thoughts, goals, and provides helpful advice that managers, businessmen, inventors, and anyone planning to succeed can and should use.
Nikola Tesla “My inventions”
Another autobiography worth reading. One of the most famous inventors in history talks about his first achievements, views on self-improvement, work, and outstanding thoughts about the development of civilization. The book also contains predictions of the future, which began to come true after Tesla’s death.
The book opens the inventor in many ways. We have the opportunity not only to get acquainted with his brilliant ideas that are ahead of time but also to learn what was the childhood and youth of Nikola.
Steve Wozniak, Gina Smith «iWoz. From computer geek to cult “
Steve Jobs has many fans and this charismatic leader is considered by many to be a genius and almost the creator of the whole modern world. Steve Wozniak, meanwhile, still remains in the shadow of his friend and colleague, with whom he made a real revolution called Apple.
With Wozniak’s biography, which he co-wrote with journalist Gina Smith, a wide range of readers have the opportunity to discover the man who personally created the first personal computer, a humble geek and a true professional. Steve’s idea for writing an autobiography arose at the age of 55; he was infuriated by numerous books and articles that distorted his story and the story of Apple in general. So anyone who wants to see the history of computer progress through the eyes of an eyewitness should read “iWoz”.
Lawrence Levy “Planet Pixar. My Incredible Journey with Steve Jobs to Create an Entertainment Story »
In 1994, Steve Jobs offered Lawrence Levy a job at Pixar. The latter was skeptical at first, but when he saw what the company looked like from the inside, what dedicated and creative people were working on creating the studio’s first full-length cartoon, Toy Stories, he couldn’t help but agree.
“Planet Pixar” is a book about the formation of a small graphics studio, which eventually won and with their good and deep animated pictures the whole world. Lawrence Levy talks about the entertainment industry from the inside; about the many pitfalls that happened in the way of the company. In many ways, this book is also reminiscent of Pixar’s cartoon – Levi’s own sensitivity and modesty make him the perfect hero of this fascinating story.
Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lem “I am Malala. History of the indomitable struggle for the right to education “
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani human rights activist, the youngest winner of the Nobel Prize (the girl received the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17).
The book “I am Malala. A History of the Unbreakable Struggle for the Right to Education, ”Yusufzai co-authored with journalist Christina Lem. Malala’s fate was predetermined, but the girl wanted more than to become a humble wife and mother, she did not want to hide her face and dreamed of going to school. Malala decided to fight for her rights and for the rights of all women. Everyone needs to know its history to understand that we can and should change the world for the better.