Ajish Raju

Control Systems Expert | Audio Visual Industry Insider

The best books I read/listened to in 2014.

December 24, 2014


 

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I’m not sure, how I ended up reading the following books this year. I am not even sure if I retained everything that I read, but I am still working on it. I love reading and I somehow find time to read, mostly during office breaks and vacations. Most of the books I read are from the collections of a local library. Check out this link, to find out the benefits of reading. Well, I’d encourage you to take a look at these books I read this year probably some book will catch your eye too.

In a pit with a lion on a snowy day, by Mark Batterson. This is an interesting book on seizing your opportunity when it comes.Opportunities will be life’s regrets if you are scared to step forward due to your fears.

Outliers : the story of success, by  Malcolm Gladwell.  This book showcases the reasons why high achievers are different and the reasons are not very obvious at times.

Good to Great, by Jim Collins. A classic business book based on analysing multiple companies and how they transformed from Good to Great by following certain principles.

Delivering Happiness, by Tony Hsieh. A very practical book on company culture and entrepreneurship.

No Easy Day, by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurier. If you are managing a team then this book will give you insights on how to carry stressful projects and build better teams.

Son of Hamas, by Mosab Hassan Yousef. From the son of one of the founding members of Hamas, this political intrigue will give you an unique perspective on the Middle East conflict.

Half Girlfriend, by Chetan Bhagat. An easy read which you can finish in a week or less.

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho. A modern classic which is all about following your calling in life.

Feel free to share your favorites from 2014 in the comments section below.

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