Mark Zuckerberg has a new year resolution and you too can participate
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The News Minute | December 5, 2014 | 02:48 pm IST Resolutions today seem to be as much part of the new year as are celebrations. Each new year ushers new resolutions along with a review of the past year's pledges, some of which we manage to live up to, while the others not so much. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder, recently took to the social networking site announcing his resolution for the year- 'to read a book every other week, with an emphasis on learning about different cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies'. Zuckerberg has also launched a book club on Facebook, called A Year of Books which has garnered over 1,20,000 likes in just two days. He has also invited those who'd like to join his challenge to read the same book as he does every two weeks and discuss about it on the page. "Our first book of the year will be The End of Power by MoisÃ©s NaÃm. 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", Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook Page. On Sunday, The End of Power had gone out of stock for some time on Amazon.com and had a sales ranking of No. 138, states a report by The Hindu. Zuckerberg had received several suggestions for challenges he could take up this year. Thanking everyone for their suggestions, he wrote, "Many of you suggested I give money to help people in need -- and Priscilla and I fully intend to keep doing that through our philanthropic work. We'll have more to discuss there soon. Some of you suggested that I meet a new person every day. That was actually my challenge in 2013. Others suggested I teach a class. I've done that too, and I'd love to do it again and get more involved in education in the coming year". For now, the Facebook CEO is 'excited' for his reading challenge. "I've found reading books very intellectually fulfilling. Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today. I'm looking forward to shifting more of my media diet towards reading books", he asserted in his post. Tweet Also read: How a street book seller-turned-engineer started Blossom, a book store Bengaluru loves
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