Whatever be the case there are zillions who’ve been reading for centuries now.

And whatever be the motivation to read, every book you read leaves a little bit (or more) of it with you!

I’m a bibliophile – I love reading !! With every book I learn something new. If I could, I’d add two days extra in a week dedicated just to reading!! Unfortunately, since I can’t do that I try to sneak reading into my weekends.

Since the last quarter of the calendar year is quite the holiday season globally and there are plenty long weekends involved, I thought I’d share a quick list of four wonderful (quasi-business, quasi life) books to read over a long weekend.

and they are …

1. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell ; Photo Credit – Goodreads

A series of case studies about people who have taken advantage of cultural and societal forces. Gladwell says these individuals “are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways others cannot.” The book gives us a new perspective on who becomes successful. A good read to know that it’s not all about hard work and persistence.

2. The power of broke by Daymond John

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The Power of Broke By Daynmond John: Photo credit- Goodreads

An autobiographical book written by Daymond John the founder of the world renown clothing brand FUBU. Daymond talks about his experience in building this empire of a brand from his thirst for success and empty pockets. A book that shows us that necessity is the mother of innovation. Placing financial constraints on oneself, can lead to some really out of the box thinking. A good read for people who need a new hardlined method of facilitating innovation.

3. The Subtle art of not giving a F*ck by Mark Mason

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The subtle art of not giving a f*ck By mark Manson : Photo Credit – Goodreads

A brilliant book written in tune with the title of the book. Mark Manson ever so eloquently tell us that the key to succeeding is to be at ease with yourself. Being weighed down by oneself and one’s problems is one of the biggest crisis people face. To not give a f*ck doesn’t mean to be complacent but to be act regardless of what bogs you down.  A must read that that shows you what a person can achieve only if we were comfortable with ourselves.

4.Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

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Thinking Fast and Slow By Daniel Kahneman : Photo Credit – GoodReads

The Nobel laureate for Economic Science Daniel Kahneman is also notably for his work in psychology of decision making and judgement has written this book to enlighten us about the two systems of decision making. He deep dives in to the pros and cons of intuitive thinking. Kahneman shows us the inner workings of our thought process and how both the systems work together. This book is highly acclaimed and not without reason, it’s a book that makes you rethink how you think.

 

I’d love to hear from you on what books you recommend others for a great weekend read !

Alternatively you can email me at Vikas@plash.in to chat more on books, work and business life !