Robert Williams

Book List

  • The Book of Mormon
    • Collection of records compiled and abridged by Mormon

    I study this sacred text everyday and it helps me come closer to Jesus Christ and be a better person.

  • The Courage to be Disliked
    • Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

    The world is simple. People can change. All problems are interpersonal relationship problems. Happiness is a feeling of contribution.

  • Invisible Women
    • Caroline Criado-Perez

    Criado-Perez exposes the gender data gap in our world. Our current systems and mindsets are biased in myriad ways.

  • Who Owns the Future?
    • Jaron Lanier

    Jaron Lanier cares about the sustainability of the internet and the whole technology sector, and he proposes some interesting ideas about how to achieve it.

  • The Soul of a New Machine
    • Tracy Kidder

    This is a brilliant piece of journalism and Kidder won the Pulitzer prize for it. It's a riveting tale of computer engineers.

  • Hackers and Painters
    • Paul Graham

    Brilliant insights about programming languages and computers in general. PG is great!

  • Siddhartha
    • Hermann Hesse

    An enlightening novel about spirituality and the quest for Nirvana. I don't know how accurately this book portrays Buddhism, but I like the message.

  • Factfulness
    • Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, and Anna Rosling Rönnlund

    Rosling helps us see the world as it really is. It highlights underrated problems and updates our world-view to be accurate for the world of today (2018).

  • A Gentleman in Moscow
    • Amor Towles

    This novel is both funny and deeply satisfying, with many nuggets of pure gold throughout.

  • From Brokenness to Community
    • Jean Vanier

    Jean Vanier seems to understand love.

  • The Prosperity Paradox
    • Clayton M. Christensen

    This book offers a blueprint for making a more prosperous society: local innovation that meets real needs.

  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    • Maya Angelou

    Maya Angelou beautifully tells the story of her shockingly difficult childhood years. Her courage is inspiring.

  • Stargirl
    • Jerry Spinelli

    Stargirl is a beautifully non-comformist, selfless teenager.