As an avid reader, it's only fitting that Bill Gates is giving every member of the class of 2018 a book — specifically, a copy of his favorite read of 2018: "Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World — and Why Things Are Better Than You Think."
Anyone earning an associate's, bachelor's or post-graduate degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. can download a free copy on Gates Notes starting at 11 a.m. ET on June 5. The book will be delivered in .epub format.
Written by Gates' late friend, the Swedish statistician and global health expert Hans Rosling, "Factfulness" stresses how personal instincts can influence the way we interpret information and offers a different framework for how to view the world.
"Although I think everyone should read it, it has especially useful insights for anyone who's making the leap out of college and into the next phase of life," says Gates.