We are almost in the last month of first quarter and my reading challenge has been going really good so far.
During the first two months, I really enjoyed reading each of the books.
If I need to highlight the best books of the month, I would choose “The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli” from January list and “Shoe Dog by Phil Knight” from February list.
I am publishing the reading list for March 2018 below. Enjoy!
Reading List: March 2018
- The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton
Genre: Spirituality, Philosophy
Douglas Carlton captures the visit of Desmond Tutu to Dalai Lama’s hometown and their couple of days together. Even though they believe in different religions, they show the world that they can be really good friends and they talk about happiness as well as having fun through journey of life.
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Dr Carol Dweck
Genre: Business, Leadership
Dr. Carol Dweck talks about the differences between the fixed and growth mindset in her book and she gives a lot of great insights from business life, parenting, and personal relationships. Such a great book to understand the difference between a boss and a leader.
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
Genre: Economics, Personal Help
It is a book of small stories about how the richest man in Babylon has become the richest man in that era. There are quite a lot of practical information in this book which is easily applicable to our modern lives.
- Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
Genre: Business, Biography
Elon Musk is attracting a lot of attention nowadays, but there are not many biographies about his childhood and his journey through Paypal, SpaceX and the other ventures. This book enlightens us about how a great entrepreneur such as Elon Musk becomes as he is today.
All the best from Singapore.
As usual, time always flies. We are almost in the second month of 2018!
I hope that you have enjoyed the reading list of January 2018. Please give feedback by emailing me on firstname.lastname@example.org!
I am publishing reading list February 2018 below.
Reading List: February 2018
- Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Founder of Nike, Phil Knight, talks about his journey with Nike. An inspiring true story of a giant brand which started with USD 50 loan from the founder’s father.
- Capital Without Borders by Brooke Harrington
Brooke Harrington got into the world of wealth managers to figure out private banking world and share her invaluable insights about the industry.
- Empire by Niall Ferguson
Great book about British Empire on which sun never set at one point! Reading the book will enhance one’s vision to understand current conflicts in Asia, Africa and Middle East.
- Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Genres: Business, Leadership
Author argues that any initiative should start with a good reason rather than a materialistic short term target. Not only good reasoning helps companies and individuals to succeed, but more importantly to sustain for long term. Readers will find plenty of real-life examples from Apple and Google.
- Who moved my cheese? by Dr Spencer Johnson
Genres: Business, Psychology
A book to read in an hour, but to stay with you for a life time. It is a story of two mice and two men in a maze who are after their cheese. Their attitude towards change is highly affected by their backgrounds. It is a good guide on how to deal with change.
All the best from Singapore.
I am pledging to read 52 books in 2018 – in other words, one book per week.
I read, roughly speaking, books with an average of 350 pages, so I should read about 50 pages a day to accomplish this challenge.
I think it is quite doable, but I need your help.
Currently, I am trying to line up the books for 2018.
Please help me by sending your suggestions!
I would be interested in reading history, biography, economics, finance and psychology.
I will publish the list of the books for 2018 by the end of this year.
You can send your suggestions to my inbox: email@example.com
All the best.