Book

Books are important part of development for any human being. I am an avid reader, from biographies to fictional books, from mythology to management books. I read whatever catch my attention. In this section, I will write a small review about books I read. You can also buy from here by clicking on book name. I hope you will enjoy this collection. If you want a review of any book you can suggest me. Below is the recommendation for best books to read. Click here for going back on home

Why one want to read. This can be explained in simple words quoted by Tyrion lannister (People who watch Games of Thrones can relate to this)

“My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer and I have my mind...and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That's why I read so much Jon Snow.”

The Panama Papers

The book has a starting line which is as follows “The biggest leak in the history of data journalism” by Edward Snowden. The same guy who sought a residence in Russia, away from USA for leaking secretive information. This book is more about how the biggest name in the countries are saving their property by routing it through shell companies. The data is so intriguing that it often raise a question on future of an individual who work with pure heart. Super rich are growing rich while rest of the people are struggling to make a living. An eye opening book for those who are interested in finding out how world is shaping up. Grab your copy from here.

Rating: 4/5

The Effective Executive

The Effective Executive is a guide to getting right things done. The age old book is all about managing your time which is your only asset in long run. Author has shared tips & tricks to make effective decisions along with teaching about the priorities. Some of the aspects of the book is worth reading. A good book to read. I would recommed reading this book.There is something to learn for sure. Grab your copy from here.

Rating 4/5

Digital Gold

Latest ripple in the world of internet. The cryptocurrencies are the things of the present. There is so much said about Bitcoin, that one is often determined to know everything about the same. This book explains everything about the digital gold. It's history, it's origin, its use & people involved in the process. Everything is beauitfully documented. A must read for curious minds. Grab your copy from here.

Rating: 4.5/5

Purple Cow


The book by Seth Godin touches the marketing fundamentals superficially. The book is an average read. The concept adopted by different firms are explained. But, there is something always missing. Better to watch his you tube videos. If huge fan of Seth Godin then only buy this book. Else there are plenty of other options available.

Rating: 3.5/5

The Art Of Learning

The book is written by child prodigy Josh Waitzkin. He won chess tournaments & then shifted his attention to martial art. The book contains the techniques he uses to learn new activities. Some of the points like small circles, slow moment & soft zone are explained beautiful with examples & use. I read this at a very fast pace. It is worth a read. Grab your copy from here.

Rating: 4.5/5

The Code Of The Extraordinary Mind

The author has mentioned 10 points which can help you to achieve your dreams & live a life you dream of. The author challenges traditional thinking & suggest to bend reality as per the situation & your condition. There is nothing in the world which can't be challenged. The book is a quick read. The best way would be to jot down points & re read it. A sure shot keeper.
PS: The book is written by Mindvalley Owner. The author has ted talk & Impact Theory talk to back his success.If you don't have time to read the book do listen to his talks.

Rating: 4/5

Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind

The book is recommended by Bill Gates to everyone. If world richest person is suggesting something it is better to listen to them. The book is a window to the past of human race, a brief history of how it all started for humans. The book offers thorough infromation on the different things. A keeper for the sure. Go out there grab your copy & read it. One of the best books I have read so far in my life.

Rating: 5/5
Shiva To Shankar Mark My Adventure

Shiva To Shankara:

A masterly written book. A glimpse to the life of a God who is wild & doesn't follow defined paths. Short stories behind Shiva is a wonderful read. Devdutt Pattnaik has perfectly captured the story of Shiva. This book is for those who are looking to know about him more closely. Several stories about his incranation are wonderful to read. I personally like Shiva's story a God who prefer intention over other things. A must read for those who love hindu mythology & this mysterious God.

Rating: 4/5

Sita: Warrior Of Mithila


This is the second book of Ram Chandra Series. I expected a lot from this book. However, I found it average. This is no page turner. The regular twist & plotting is there.But, other then that there is nothing much to boast about. This is an ok read. If want to stay on path with Ram Chandra Series read this book else you can skip this.

Rating: 3.5/5

How To Win & Influence People


The book provides a great insight about how to treat different people & how to behave so that people will like you. There are 9 priniciples which one must follow to gain confidence of people. Some of the principles explained are appreciate others, be a good listener, talk about own mistake than others etc. Overall a good book.

Rating: 4/5

The Power Of Habit


The book covers the concept behind why you do things the way you do it. People wonder why they behave in a certain way. The reason is elaborated in the book. The concept of cue routine & rewards works in majority of cases. If one understands the concept of the book, he or she can change any habit. The book explains the concept with different stories & scenarios to ensure you get the concept. At times book get borings. However, for person interested in learning about pyschology of the humans. This is a must read book.

Rating: 4/5

The Lean Startup


The book is perfect roadmap to start a business. The methods adopted by Eric Ries are tried and tested. As per the book, everyone is an entrepreneur in one aspect or the other. It is better to launch a product than waiting for it to get flawless. Speed up the process of build measure & learn. This process not only increases the chances of success but also helps in learning about customers behavior. A nice read.

Rating: 4/5

The New Tsar


The book is about the life of an emperor of one of the world's most controversial countries. A story of an ordinary citizen, who single-handedly transformed the economics of a country. The story of a spy who became the most powerful person in a country. This book gives a brilliant view of how & why he behaves the way he does. An unknown story of a man, written in intrigue style makes this book irresistible. If you are a fan of this man you should read this book.

Rating: 4.5/5

The $100 Startup


The book is fantastic. This book is for everyone who thinks starting a business is tough. According to this book microbusinesses are thriving in this internet age. The opportunities are unlimited. It also shows how to start a business, what all things need to be kept in mind & how to grow it. Every theory is supported by real life examples, which further consolidates authors thinking. A must read for all the person looking for a stable work life.

Rating: 4.5/5

Deep Work


Title of this book is intriguing but book is not. The book deals with the concept of working deep. Working deep means without any disturbance. The concept of deep Work is told through various example. But, the book only revolves around few concepts over & over again which seems to be repetitive. I would recommend to buy soft copy & read it once to know that world exist even without social networks.

Rating: 3.5/5

The 4 Hour Workweek



The book by Timothy Ferriss is about lifestyle preferred by younger generation. A way to break stereotype & work as per your requirement. The book introduces an acronym DEAL which stands for Definition, elimination, automation & liberation. The book is one time read to gain a new perspective towards new lifestyle.

Rating: 4/5

Start With Why


Start With Why is the book written by Simon Sinek. A man who's TedTalk with the same name is one of the most viewed videos. This book concept is about golden circle Why, How & What which is base of the foundation. The book uses experiences of various firms which made it big & why rest were not. Overall a great read but I feel ted talk is sufficient for getting the idea.

Rating: 3.5/5

Think and Grow Rich


This book was long on my to be read list & I regret this decision. The book is a perfect blend of techniques & example to keep you glued. The stories are real thus it helps in relating with the truth. I truly loved it & will re read it many more times. The book is about 13 principals that can make anyone's life smooth. Do read it even if you don't believe in the concept of visualization. It is worth a time.

Rating : 5/5

The Wright Borthers


The book is the history behind the famous duo Oliver & Wilbur. First man in the history to successfully fly in the air. The story is much inspiring considering the adversity they faced for making their dream come true. From managing a bicylce shop to creating first every air plane is story in its self. This book accounts true visionery. Very well written & inspiring. Recommended to read for people facing tough times.

Rating : 4.5/5

Elon Musk

Some calls him the crazy, some call him alien, few say he is our hope. The guy is changing history of human mindkind, through his invention, owner of multi billion dollar company this man story is worth reading. A must read truly inspirational

Rating: 5/5

Alibaba

A book about the man behind, China's most successful ecommerce business. The book is story of a English teacher who is building one of the fastest growing business. The book is very inspiring & touches every node of his journey.Jack Maa story is surely a must read for every person who thinks, you have to be extra ordinary to achieve the most.

Rating: 4.5/5

The Girl on the Train

Truly amazing concept, novel is like a fast paced movie & guess what this book is soon to be made into a movie. Paula Hawkins wrote one of the best novel. This is best seller & after reading 20 odd pages, you will get to know why. Story of a girl who travels through train daily & watches a couple on her route. One incident changes everything.Read till the very end.

Rating: 4.5/5

ReWork

Rework is more of a notes about starting up. The points covered in this book are through experience of writer. The founder of basecamp. Notes are about process of startup ,thinking of startups & also hiring. The book is must read for all the aspiring entrepreneur.

Rating: 4/5

Zero to One: Note on Start Ups

Zero to One is book written by Peter Theil, mind behind paypal. This can be considered as Gita for aspiring entrepreneurs. It is well known to everyone that if you want to gain knowledge talk to the person who has done it. This is best way to know about the mind behind the trend.

Rating: 5/5

Steve Jobs

The book has captured every detail of his life from building computers to thrown out of his own company. Dropping out from college & creating one of the most famous brands in technology must be a ride.Read this book to get some inspiration from a man who challenged the norms. A very inspirational book.

Rating: 5/5

Finders Keepers

This was my first book of Stephen King. This guy came out of substance abuse & start writing novels. The book is a page turner. The story line is gripping. The book is story of a thief & murderer & a kid who have one thing the guy thief wants. How things gets complicated when both meet.

Rating: 4/5

My Gita



My Gita is a book written by Devdutt Pattanaik, a modern way of depicting what is written in Gita. Considered as one of the complete book about life & process. This is a fresh way to know about the ultimate truth of life.

Rating: 4.5/5

The Everything Store


This book deals with the story of Amazon,one of the most successful online business. The way Jeff Bezos carry out his business is inspiring. The more you read the more you will learn about the life of great personalities. This book also shows the ruthlessness of Jeff Bezos. Book is very inspiring for all the budding entrepreneurs. Most people only see the high side of getting famous, but not able to see the hard work & grit put to achieve that goal. This book will redefine how you think .

Rating: 4.5/5

Killing Kennedy

The book mainly revolves around the life style of JFK. The incident that shook the world is captured superficially. If you are expecting anything about the conspiracy you will be dissapointed as nothing is covered in this book. The incidents are captured as it happend. Expected alot from this book but not met the expectation. Better to watch JFK if you to know about the theories & consipiracies of one of the world most powerful person at that time.

Rating: 3/5

7 Secrets of Shiva


Shiva is the destroyer of the world.A god who doesn't believe in impressing anyone. He is the almighty one challenging world's rule & culture. He is Bholenath , he is Bhairav. He meditates & he does tandav. This book is an insightful for the person interested in knowing this mighty god. The stories behind his origin & also his way of living. Very well written this book is surely for people who love mythology.

Rating: 4.5/5

Sachin Tendulkar


Sachin Tendulkar one of the greatest sportsman in India's history. A man for whome nation stopped. This book is the story of that man. From practising 14 hours a day to being one of the most reputed & celebrated sportsperson.Story behind the man is not known to many & this book covers those aspects. Relive the glory days with him from his point of view. A wonderful book to read.

Rating: 4.5/5

Thinking Fast & Slow


This is a masterpiece from Daniel Kahneman , a detail analysis of how mind functions. How some people are able to outperform others. There is logic in everything. Read it slow & with concentration. A great book to say the least.

Rating: 5/5

Creativity


By far pixar is known as a product of Steve Jobs. But, there is lot more to pixar & Ed Catmull is an integral part of that journey. How a dream to create animated movies led to start of new era in the form of pixar, this book is summary of the journey. The points described is applicable for every industry & for every company. This is the story of one of the best storyteller Pixar. A must read for all the budding innovators.

Rating : 4/5

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