My Reading List

Books have been my best friend and have been beacon of my life. By books I mean non-fiction non-academic books. Goes without saying that I am an avid reader when it comes to technical books as well and hardly goes a day when I am not honing my technical skills through books. Technical books have made tactical difference in my life rather than strategic.

Here’s a partial list of non-technical/non-fiction books I have read recently in no particular order. I have highlighted the ones which are my favorite.

  1. Outliers -Malcolm Gladwell
  2. Good to Great -Jim Collins
  3. 13 Things That Don’t make sense – Michael Brooks
  4. The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your Life –  Geshe Michael Roach (Author), Lama Christie McNally (thanks Rajesh and Ujwala for the priceless gift)
  5. Why We Want You to be Rich – Donald Trump & Robert Kiyosaki
  6. War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots – Ian Morris
  7. Why the West Rules – For Now – Ian Morris
  8. Unfair Advantage – Robert Kiyosaki
  9. Think & Grow Rich – Napolean Hills
  10. That Used to Be Us: Tom Friedman
  11. Tell to Win: Peter Guber
  12. The Post-American World – Fareed Zakaria
  13. The Post-American World 2.0 – Fareed Zakaria
  14. Never Eat Alone: Keith Ferrazzi
  15. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: Robin Sharma
  16. The Millionaire Next Door: Thomas Stanley
  17. Midas Touch: Donad Trump, Robert Kiyosaki
  18. In It to Win It! – Chris Widener
  19. Hot, Flat, and Crowded – Tom Friedman
  20. Guns, Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond (thanks Amit Sinha for suggestion)
  21. Getting Things Done: David Allen
  22. The Elegant Universe – Brian Greene
  23. Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh
  24. Collapse: Jared Diamond
  25. The Checklist Manifesto: Atul Gawande
  26. The Black Hole War: Leonard Susskind
  27. The Big Short: Michael Lewis
  28. The Ascent of Money: Niall Ferguson
  29. Animal Farm- George Orwell (thanks Harish Agrawal for suggestion)
  30. Rich Dad, Poor Dad: Robert Kiyosaki
  31. Millionaire Mind: T. Harv Eker
  32. The Art of Closing Any Deal: James W. Pickens