I am a voracious reader and I have diverse taste in reading. In my MBA days, library was my home.
The other day, my friend asked me for a list of my favorite books. It was a difficult task. The favorites change over a period of time. But I realized that there are a few books that remain a must-read for me. I have often recommended these books to people. And ultimately, the wisdom lies in a few good books.
So here are the books that have inspired me and influenced my thinking:
Best Of The Best
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey
My Favorite Self Management Book
The Dale Carnegie Collection
The only self-help books that you will ever need !
The Power of Dreams
Philosophy of Values. Love Story
My Experiments With Truth
Management Books / MBA Books
Built To Last
Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras
A Management Book which is Built To Last
Good To Great
A Thought Provoking book on Project Management
Its Not About Luck
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Sequel to The Goal
The Tipping Point
The power of Word of Mouth Marketing
Snapshots from Hell : The Making of An MBA
An wonderful journey !
Made In America
An amazing book!
Nuts!: Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success
Kevin Freiberg & Jackie Freiberg
The Art Of War
The final word on Strategy
What They Do Not Teach You At Harvard Biz School
Mark H. McCormack
The Power of focus in marketing
The High Performance Entrepreneur
An insightful and experience-rich book on Entrepreneurship
Inspiration / Self-Help / Philosophy
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
A must read !
The Bhagvad Gita
Classic Gyan for life
Man’s Search For A Meaning
The story of a survivor from a Concentration Camp.
Fish! for Life: A Remarkable Way to Achieve Your Dreams
Stephen C. Lundin, John Christensen, Harry Paul
Self Help, Laws of Attraction
The Diary of A Young Girl
The journal of Anne Frank when she was in hiding for two years.
It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
Lance Armstrong & Sally Jenkins
Biographies / History / General
Jinnah – The Man Who Divided India
Jinnah’s Biography – Read It To Get Surprised
It Happened In India
The Rise of Retail and Biyani
The Richest Man In Bablyon
Freedom At Midnight
Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins
Roots And Wings
A wonderful handbook on parenting
The Da Vinci Code
The Train To Paksitan
Gregory David Roberts