Recommended books < 250 pages (64)

  • The Art of War

    By: Sun Tzu   

    Pages: 100

    Non Fiction

    My recommendation: 8 / 10

    Date read: 22nd May' 2022

    Brief review: Sun Tzu was a Chinese military strategist in the 5th century BC. In this book, Sun Tzu discusses the strategies military generals should apply to win wars. It gives straightforward to-do and not-to-do lists of things that can win or lose wars. The simplicity with which the book is written is brilliant. Many ideas mentioned in the book are relatable to our everyday lives too. A short read and a must read.

  • Most and More

    By: T T Rangarajan   

    Pages: 242

    Self Help

    My recommendation: 8 / 10

    Date read: 9th July'2021

    Brief review: T.T. Rangarajan, also known lovingly as Mahatria by his followers is an inspiring personality. He has the ability to break complex things into simple forms. This book is a guide to all those who are looking for an answer to their personal and professional problems and illusions. I loved the way life lessons were articulated by way of stories. The context and examples are relatable by one and all. It's an easy read for all ages. This book was gifted to me by a dear friend Ashish Modani. Thank you Ashish.

  • The Most Important Thing

    By: Howard Marks   

    Pages: 180


    My recommendation: 10 / 10

    Date read: 23rd June'2021

    Brief review: Howard Marks is the chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management which manages assets over $100 billion. Over the years he has given wise advice through his famous 'memos' to investors in which he often mentions 'the most important thing' which investors should do in order to achieve good investment performance. He finally summed up all his advice in this book. It is a book every investor and investment professional should read. If one can follow his advice, it will surely bring in better rewards. 

  • The Bed of Procrustes

    By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb   

    Pages: 157

    Self Help

    My recommendation: 10 / 10

    Date read: 13th June'2021

    Brief review: Taleb does it again. This time through aphorisms. Short and crisp messages that will shake your own self. Taleb's thinking is deep and has a lot of clarity. He doesn't mince words to please anyone. Full of life lessons, it will provoke you to look inside out. Easy reading and a must-read.

  • The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

    By: Eric Jorgenson   

    Pages: 228

    Self Help

    My recommendation: 10 / 10

    Date read: 31st May'2021

    Brief review: Naval Ravikant is a successful individual and professional who lives a life of choice. The book offers many tips on living a good life, making good decisions, and becoming successful. I found it very practical and inspiring. The key message in the book is to 'earn with your mind, not with your time' and to be a voracious reader. The way he explains things with simplicity is commendable. A lot of wisdom in the book. You will definitely like this book. It is available free in PDF or you can prefer to buy it from stores. A must-read for everyone.

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