Books I have read in the year 2018

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Following are the books I have read in the year 2018. I have written the summaries in a way so you can decide if you would love to read any of these. Please provide your comments if you have already read any of this, suggestions, inputs or your recommendations for me as well.

1) “JSK” by Jay Vasavada

What is it about?

Explores various dimensions of the life of Shree Krishna and teaches important human values too. One of the best book on this subject.

Who should read it?

Anyone who loves, hates or remains neutral about Krishna.

2) “Sell” by Subroto Bagchi

What is it about?

Experiences of Mr. Bagchi as a sales professional. Tells beautiful short stories to explain various cases and situations.

Who should read it?

Sales and marketing professionals. A textbook for sales aspirants.

3) “Find your why” by Simon Sinek

What is it about?

Explains the scientific process of finding one’s life goals.

Who should read it?

Consultants, Speakers, Teachers, Trainers and all those who are responsible for shaping and mentoring others’ lives.

4) “Originals” by Adam Grant

What is it about?

Inspires to be creative and deliver original ideas. At the same time, it clarifies what originality is not about and where it is not required to be original. A myth buster book.

Who should read it?

Entrepreneurs, founders and everyone who play or want to play an important corporate role.

5) “Creative schools” by Ken Robinson

What is it about?

All the questions about what, why and how of education are answered here in this masterpiece.

Who should read it?

Teachers, Parents, Educational policy makers, everyone who is not happy with the current education system.

6) “Gita ane aapna prashno” by Swami Sachchidanand (Gujarati Book)

What is it about?

Discussion on various key issues of the society with respect to the solutions offered in Bhagavad Gita.

Who should read it?

Everyone!

7) “The magic of the lost temple” by Sudha Murthy (I have read Gujarati version)

What is it about?

A kiddy, beautiful novel for children that inspires to think differently and get involved into courageous actions.

Who should read it?

Young children. Also, parents and teachers who are supposed to tell stories to kids.

8) “Perennial seller” by Ryan Holiday

What is it about?

How to write a best seller book. I was expecting something different and got misguided when decided to read this.

Who should read it?

I abandoned it after reading around 35% of it.

9) “It happened in India” by Kishore Biyani

What is it about?

The journey of Kishore Biyani from an amateur trader to the retail tycoon of India.

Who should read it?

Management students, business aspirants, and early-stage startup founders.

10) “Marketing in 21st century” by B.N. Dastoor (Gujarati book)

What is it about?

Mr. Dastoor is a veteran marketing professional and he has written this book summarising his experience of more than half a century. He is witty in writing and you won’t feel bored ever.

Who should read it?

Marketing students and early age startup founders.

11) “The hard things about hard things” by Ben Horowitz

What is it about?

The challenges and issues you face on a day to day bases in the startup life and the solutions Ben has applied to overcome those.

Who should read it?

A Must read for every startup founder. You will regret delaying it.

12) “Take me home” by Rashmi Bansal (I have read Gujarati version)

What is it about?

Stories of entrepreneurs who have created successful businesses in small towns of India.

Who should read it?

Those who are seeking entrepreneurial inspiration and motivation. Students and business aspirants from the small towns.

Please write your views, suggestions, inputs or recommendations for me in the comment section below.


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