Books

I am not a biggie on reading books, however I have lately been good in listening to quality books on Audible. Here I recommend some of the books that I have heard / read and those that I liked / recommend.

Zero To One
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

The book from Peter Thiel is one of the most fantastic books on entrepreneurship, economics, and business. A radically piercing insights into the model of thinking and acting like a disruptor. A complete contrarian view of the thinking and path to potential “impactful success”

#MustRead #Books #Entrepreneurship #Startups

Elon Musk
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Elon Musk is one of the brilliant entrepreneurs and change makers of the 21st Century. If you have not heard him recently, you are probably living under a rock!

The author has done an excellent job in admiring and excitingly appreciated the struggles and success that Elon Musk has achieved over the initial years of his indomitable spirit to create a meaningful impact to , nothing short of, Mankind!

#MustRead #Books #Entrepreneurship #Startups

Jeff Bezos
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

This was supposed to a great book about one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 21st century, just like Elon Musk, but it seemed like the the author had some sort of grudge or “bad taste” for Jeff Bezos, that the book was more somber, dull and had a “negative connotation”. I would have chosen a better author like Ashlee Vance perhaps to be allowed to write Biography of Jeff Bezos as he is another impactful change maker that needs to be celebrated and admired. Nevertheless a very interesting book to read.

#MustRead #Books #Entrepreneurship #Startups

The Whole Brain Child
The Whole-Brain Child

I bought this when my Kid was about 2.5yrs old, when kids are at “troublesome two” phase, just to make sure if I wasn’t screwing it up!

This book has a lot of very insightful observations. While I was not as bad as I had expected and was quite a bit on the right track, at least as per the book, there were few nuanced tricks that helped me a lot as I was navigating myself in the wilderness of being a first-time parent!

#MustRead #Books #Children #Family

Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Githa

Felt really goosebumps / “pull arippu” and “mei silurppu” on many occasions during the course of the book! On many occasions I really really felt this must have been “GOD GIVEN” and only the ALMIGHTY HIMSELF wrote the book.Such depth and such breadth!! I was even more impressed of the sheer brilliance of Vyasar who wrote this book!!

I cannot even start to imagine the opulence and richness of culture, society – the concept of Dharmam, Karma and etc. – that was so well documented and practiced about 2000 years ago!! Its just goes on to prove that a rich heritage and culture flourished, not mere existence, but flourished.. 2000 years ago! And that someone had the command on language and dexterity to document it in such brilliant book!

As hard core liberal and rationalist, I don’t quite agree with many of the aspects mentioned as it doesn’t make much logical sense, but I am awestruck that within constructs of the premises that they / Vyasar has taken up, the narrative and flow of sequence is pretty consistent and “logical” !! – and that In My Humble Opinion (IMHO) -is sheer brilliance!

#MustRead #Books #Culture #India #Philosophy #Religion

Algorithms to Live by
Algorithm To Live By

For a computer science graduate, for a geek who found life’s salvo with hardcore programming and software development at Amazon.com, I was able to connect with this book refreshingly easily.

The book reinforced a lot of my logical analysis and thinking behind the origins of some of the key decision making moments of my life.

This book reinforced that algorithms, math, & computer science do not necessarily operate in parallel universe but are part and parcel of everyday decision making.

#MustRead #Books #LogicalThinking #Clarity #Philosophy

Inspiring Personalities - A Brief List

Albert Einstein
Physicist
Mahatma Gandhi
Change Maker
Elon Musk
Visionary Entreprenuer
Steve Jobs
Visionary 

Jeff Bezos

Visionary  Entrepreneur

E.V.R. Periyar
Social Reformer, Philosopher (Tamil Nadu)
Thiruvalluvar
Poet, Philosopher
Stephen Hawking
Physicist, Philosopher

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