A Trusted Companion of 2020 — Books

Human evolution to COVID
Image credit Paul P. Joseph

For the last two years, I have been publishing a list of books that I genuinely find impactful. But 2020, like many, has been quite different for me. This year profoundly made me realize how valuable books can be in your life. With everything happening around you, good books tend to become your trusted source of companionship. They obviate the constant influx of distractions and make you think and reason the world even better. In 2020, I again got a chance to read up on a wide range of subjects, and below are my recommendations.

As we wrap up 2020, a famous saying usually attributed to Charles Darwin comes to my mind. “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” This year has been a good reminder that things do not always happen the way you envision it to be. We should all learn to adapt to changes, which is the only way for us to survive and eventually thrive — on that note, wishing you all happy holidays and a happy 2021!



Vice President, Technical Fellow at eBay

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