According to this article in Wired, Bill Gates is reading a lot by a professor named Vaclav Smil. In this interview, Smil talks about innovation, Apple, nuclear energy and more. Read it and find out what Bill Gates is thinking about. I also see Mr. Mandela’s book on Bill Gates’ top shelf. Do you notice any other titles? Have you ever taken a “bookshelfie“?
One excerpt from the Smil interview:
So what’s left? Making products more energy-efficient?
Innovation is making products more energy-efficient — but then we consume so many more products that there’s been no absolute dematerialization of anything. We still consume more steel, more aluminum, more glass, and so on. As long as we’re on this endless material cycle, this merry-go-round, well, technical innovation cannot keep pace.