In "Summer Books," Gates uses a sprightly musical soundtrack and charming animations to recommend "six really fantastic books" to read this summer. They are "The Bully Pulpit" by Doris Kearns Goodwin, "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion, "The Sixth Extinction" by Elizabeth Kolbert, "Stress Test," by Timothy Geithner, "Business Adventures" by John Brooks (out of print for years, but newly reissued as an ebook thanks to Gates' enthusiasm for it) and "Reinventing American Health Care" by Ezekiel J. Emanuel.
Gates does the voiceover, and rather adorably starts to crack up as he recalls a funny plot twist in one of the books.
The second video offers a more in-depth look at "Business Adventures," his all-time favorite business book.
Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.
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