Book Recommendations


The Wealth of Nations
Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius
Genome - The Autobiography of a Species
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Team of Rivals
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Predictably Irrational

Hitch-22 - Christopher Hitchens
A Memoir

Hermann Hesse

Godel, Escher, Bach
Douglas R. Hofstadter

Light on Yoga - B K S Iyenger
The Classic Guide to Yoga by the World's Foremost Authority

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
Becoming Steve Jobs
The Everything Store
Inside Apple
Design Crazy

Learn Strategy, Management and Leadership

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
The Lean Startup
The Innovator's Dilemma
The Innovator's Solution
The 48 Laws of Power
The Startup Owner's Manual

Four Steps to Epiphany

Only the Paranoid Survive - Andrew S. Grove
How to Exploit the Crisis Points that Challenge Every Company and Career

High Output Management
Andrew S. Grove

Getting to Yes - Roger Fisher & William Ury
Negotiating an Agreement Without Giving In

Execution - Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan
The Discipline of Getting Things Done

Write Better

The War of Art
Bird by Bird
On Writing Well

On Writing - Stephen King
A Memoir of the Craft

The Elements of Style
William Strunk, Jr.

Get Better at Life

How Will You Measure Your Life
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Autobiography of a Yogi
The Power of Habit
Where Good Ideas Come From

Influence - Robert B. Cialdini
The Psychology of Persuasion

Shree Swami Prabhupad

How To Win Friends and Influence People
Think and Grow Rich
Born to Run
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
A Technique for Producing Ideas
The Go-Giver

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Understand Economics and Finance

The Intelligent Investor
Value Averaging
The Little Book of Valuation
Financial Intelligence
Economics in One Lesson

Business Model Generation
Alexander Osterwälder & Yves Pigneur

A Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton G. Malkiel
The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing

Learn Marketing and Design

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
Al Ries and Jack Trout

Ogilvy on Advertising
Made to Stick

Positioning - Al Ries and Jack Trout
The Battle for Your Mind

The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding
The Non-Designer's Design Book

The Design of Everyday Things
Donald A. Norman


Once in a while, just to take a break, I do pick up some fiction. This changes the pace and stirs things up. Lately, I have enjoyed George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones. I also loved Devdutt Pattanaik's The Book of Ram and Sita.

Across the Web

A few other book recommendations from across the web -

James Clear - Recommended Reading List
Patrick Collison - Bookshelf
Saku Panditharatne - Favourite books