Recommended books for starters (41)

  • Anything You Want

    By: Derek Sivers   

    Pages: 92

    Business, Inspiration, Sales

    My recommendation: 9 / 10

    Date read: 6th Apr'18

    Brief review: I am a fan of Derek Sivers. His thoughts and blogs are inspirational. Being a budding musician he could not find a  distribution company for his album. That led to him creating one of the largest online music stores in the world for independent artists named CDBABY. Around 2008, he sold his company for $22 million and donated the proceeds to charity. In this book, Derek tells his story as it happened. It's refreshing, inspirational and motivational. A no nonsense book with absolute clarity on secret of happiness and how you can also create something big. A must read.

  • Go-Givers Sell More

    By: Bob Burg and John David Mann   

    Pages: 190

    Sales

    My recommendation: 8 / 10

    Date read: 12th Mar'18

    Brief review: Selling should not a win-lose game between sellers and buyers. It has to be a win-win. Burg and Mann demonstrates through their effective examples that selling need not be a stressful activity. It could in fact, be a rich experience leading to a joyful life. To become an exceptional sales person, one should focus on giving rather than wanting. The law of compensation says that your rewards will be directly proportionate to number lives you touch. One should be focused on the other person, ask good questions, be authentic and create exceptional value for the buyer. Like their previous book, 'The Go-Giver', this book will definitely help you change your mindset from being a seller to a giver and thereby selling more.

  • A Short Guide To A Happy Life

    By: Anna Quindlen   

    Pages: 64

    Self Help

    My recommendation: 9 / 10

    Date read: 1st Feb'18

    Brief review: There is nothing new in the book which you have not heard or not read before. Still, it's a great reminder of how beautiful life is and how we can live every bit of it. Simple words and simple examples but deep meaning and impact.  Having life and living it are two different things. It will surely re-emphasize your priorities in life and help you regain your focus. It's just an hour of reading but a lifetime of wisdom.

  • Who Moved My Cheese

    By: Dr. Spencer Johnson   

    Pages: 96

    Self Help

    My recommendation: 9 / 10

    Date read: 18th Nov'17

    Brief review: In this short and simple book you will find life lessons. Using fictional characters of Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw; the author tells a compelling case to change as per changing circumstances. Each new challenge brings with it a new opportunity. Reading this book whenever life seems to be unfair will give you a renewed hope and motivation.

  • Superhuman by Habits

    By: Tynan   

    Pages: 122

    Health

    My recommendation: 8 / 10

    Date read: 12th Nov'17

    Brief review: Willpower doesn't last long; habits do. The key to a good life and success is then dependent upon the type of habits we have. Tynan transformed his life by cultivating rich habits and in this book he gives a step by step guide to forming good habits. I am strong believer in the power of habit and routine. I had a lot of takeaways from this book and I am sure you too will. If you are looking to make changes in your life by forming good habits, this book is for you.

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