Just finished reading "Screw It, Let's Do It". A collection of tips and lessons that have helped Sir Richard Branson through his personal and business life.
Considering how much respect and admiration I have for Sir Branson. I was surprised that I have never really read a book written by or about him. So, once I started going through the book, I just kept going and managed to finish it in record time.
Two things in this book really managed to capture my attention.
1- The dire warning of the threat of climate change and how carbon capture and balancing the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is/will be the most pressing need of our times.
2- Henry Ford and how he constructed a vehicle made from biodegradable cellulose fibers derived from hemp, sisal, and wheat straw. The car was even fueled by hemp ethanol. Yes, a full scale automobile that was made from hemp. I had no idea that these fibers could sustain a significant amount of weight. There's even mention of using certain bio-fuels and using them as a replacement for gasoline. But I think the book is a couple of years old and some of the new research indicates that ethanol is almost as bad for the environment, as compared to gasoline.
Overall, great book, full of simple yet powerful tips.