Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Book Shelf

Last few months my rate of reading had gone up significantly, officially I am a fan of Malcolm Gladwell. Not only has his books given me a new perspective to think but it has also saved me quiet a few times from making foolish decisions.

I guess every parent should read Outliers and all people who are into marketing and longing to create a viral marketing model must read tipping point. Blink had made my day a few times and helped in interpreting certain types of human behaviors.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Blink: The Power of Thinking Without ThinkingOutliers: The Story of Success

Dale Carnegie's How to win friends and influence people is a gem and If I am in a Sales Organization I would definitely make it a compulsory read for all the sales people. Blue ocean strategy is a superb book and gives a new dimension to strategic analysis. Rules for renegades - I guess is a must read for all young women!

How To Win Friends and Influence PeopleBlue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition IrrelevantRules for Renegades: How to Make More Money, Rock Your Career, and Revel in Your Individuality

Siddhartha is the only Novel I have read during the last 5 years and It is a classic piece of writing with a lot of depth. This book is freely available in the public domain, its worth reading. Robin Sharma's the monk who sold the ferrari is a classic piece and it inspired to write a blog post. Click here to read it 

SiddharthaThe Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny

I maintain my reading list on LinkedIn click here to check it out


  1. Machan, let me know of the good stuff you come across - don't hesitate to drop a mail. I will definitely check out these.

    By the way I dunno if you're into novels much, but even if you're not try The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. It's classified as a Modern Classic, is featured on almost any Top 20 novels of the last century list, and take it from me, worth the hype too. One of the best novels I've ever read. Give it a try.

  2. I am not a regular novel reader but when recommended I do read them..will give it a try. Will keep u informed of good stuff I come across.