Choosing to stay optimistic during a global pandemic is a tough task to say the least. However, according to the authors of these amazing books, there are great opportunities ahead in our post Covid19 future. From ‘Solved: How the World’s Great Cities are Fixing the Climate Crisis’ and ‘The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty’ to ‘Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity’, these are five recommended reads selected by Philip Blackwell of Ultimate Library.
1. Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity by Scott Galloway
The Covid-19 outbreak changed the game for many different industries, from companies such as Zoom reaping the benefits of working from home to the travel industry scrambling not to become instantly obsolete. In this book, Galloway outlines the contours of both crisis and opportunity that lie ahead. Combining his signature humour with razor-sharp business insights, Post Corona offers warning and hope in equal measure.
2. The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty by Peter Singer
For the first time in history, eradicating world poverty is within our reach. Using ethical arguments, case studies and illuminating examples of charitable giving, this book shows us how we can each do more. The Life You Can Save gives lessons on how we can all be part of the solution to poverty and shows that by helping others we can help ourselves.
3. Solved: How the World’s Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis by David Miller
While much of the news and literature around the climate crisis are filled with doom and gloom, this title shows the good that progressive cities are already doing. Using these progressive cities as case studies, Miller shows us what we need to be doing and how achievable these changes are, aiming to inspire hope in the fight against climate change.
4. A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment and Zero Net Carbon by Muhammad Yunus
From Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, this title offers his vision for a new economic system that can save mankind and the planet. Yunus proposes a new economic system that recognises altruism as a driving force and launching innovative businesses that focus on serving human needs rather than accumulating wealth. The book invites people to join this dream and help create a better world for us all.
5. The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac
With authors that lead the negotiations for the UN during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015, this book brings a cautionary yet optimistic outlook to the climate crisis, presenting two possible scenarios for the future of the planet. One where we succeed in net-zero emissions and one where we fail to meet the targets set in 2015. Presented with these options, this books details what each of us can do to succeed.