Mark Zuckerberg has a new resolution for 2015: read a book every other week. The Facebook CEO, who is known for setting up unique challenges for himself and then sticking to these resolutions, said on his profile page that for 2015, his resolution is to read a new book in every 15 days.
On December 30, Zuckerberg had asked his friends and followers to suggest him a new year resolution.
“My friend and colleague Amin Zoufonoun suggested I read and learn everything I can about a new country each week,” the Facebook CEO wrote on January 2. “I’m excited for my reading challenge. I’ve found reading books very intellectually fulfilling.”
Interestingly Zuckerberg not only wants to read books, he also wants others to read along with him. So he has also started a virtual book club on Facebook. Through the club, named Year of Books, Zuckerberg will share information on the books he is reading and will presumably discuss it with his Facebook followers.
To start with, he is reading The End of Power by Moises Naim.
“Our first book will be The End of Power by Moises Naim. Feel free to discuss it in the comments here, but please keep all conversation relevant to this book,” noted a message posted on the Year Of Books.
On his Facebook page Zuckerberg explained why this book has been selected. “It’s a book that explores how the world is shifting to give individual people more power that was traditionally only held by large governments, militaries and other organizations. The trend towards giving people more power is one I believe in deeply, and I’m looking forward to reading this book and exploring this in more detail,” he wrote.