This book has 4 recommendations
Bogdan Iordache (Co-Founder / How to Web)
A slightly more complicated anthropology book which pleads the idea that the development of human society and domination of Eurasian societies was mostly determined by environmental factors (geographical, biological, etc.). It's an excellent written book and, while I don't necessarily agree with it, I find it to be very explanatory about how the humans have colonised Earth, the development of agriculture and the rise of the first societies.
Ola Olusoga (Co-founder / Populum)
Guns, Germs, and Steel was also a good one. Most philosophy books also fit my "favorite" bucket.
Simon Sinek (Author / )
I’m a fan of books that challenge our assumptions, and Diamond offers us a new and remarkably simple way of looking at our world. Learning to challenge existing assumptions is core to effective leadership for it trains us to keep an open mind.
Bill Liao (General Partner / RebelBio, SOSV.com)
The human world occurs in language so best get good at it!
In this artful, informative, and delightful (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.