My Library (Work in Progress)

Books I am reading, have finished reading or want to read

I felt it’d be cool to be able to track all the books I have ever read. So I decided to put up this post. Maybe I’ll even add insights that stood out to me from time to time. (I am yet to add all the books I’ve read before 2020 on this post!)

Wishlist:

Social physics — Alex (Sandy) Pentland

Letters to Sam — Daniel Gottlieb

Uncanny valley

Jobs to be done — Anthony Ulwick

Design for real life

Zag by Marty

Trustworthy online controlled experiments — Ronny Kohavi

You’re invited: Art and science of cultivating influence — Jon Levy

Handbook of Experimental Economics

Honest Signals — Alex Pentland — Non-fiction

Tinker, dabble, doodle, try

Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

Effortless — Greg McKeown
Working Backwards

Manufacturing Consent — Noam Chomsky

No rules rules
Extreme teams

The Cold Start Problem (Andrew Chen) (to be published in late 2021)

Tipping point — Malcom Gladwell

2021

July 2021: ‘When things fall apart’ by Pema Chodron — Non-fiction (IN PROGRESS)

July 2021: ‘From Wild Chickens to Petty Tyrants — 108 Metaphors for mindfulness’ by Arnie Kozak — Non-fiction ⭐

July 2021: ‘The Illustrated Man’ by Ray Bradbury — Science Fiction

May 2021: ‘Exhalation: Stories’ by Ted Chiang — Science Fiction ⭐

Apr 2021: ‘A Promised Land’ by Barack Obama — Biography (IN PROGRESS)

Mar 2021: ‘Dare to Lead’ by Brene Brown — Non-fiction (IN PROGRESS)

Mar 2021: ‘Just William’ by Richmal Crompton — Fiction

Mar 2021: ‘Essentialism’ by Greg McKeown — Non-fiction

Feb 2021: ‘The Person You Mean To Be’ by Doly Chugh — Non-fiction (IN PROGRESS)

Feb 2021: ‘Humor, Seriously’ by Jennifer Aaker — Non-fiction

Jan 2021: ‘So Good They Can’t Ignore You’ by Cal Newport — Non-fiction

Jan 2021: ‘Why Marriages Succeed or Fail’ by John Gottman — Non-fiction

2020

Dec 2020: ‘Difficult Conversations’ by Douglas Stone — Non-fiction

Nov 2020: ‘Emotional Design’ by Don Norman — Non-fiction

Nov 2020: ‘Goal’ by Eliyahu M. Goldratt — Operations concepts delivered through a story

Nov 2020: ‘The Ride of a Lifetime’ by Robert Igor — Biography

October 2020: ‘The Room on the Roof’ by Ruskin Bond — Novel

September 2020: ‘A Book of Simple Living’ by Ruskin Bond — Quotes

August 2020: ‘The Amazon Way’ by John Rossman — Non-fiction

June 2020: ‘No Limits’ by Mukesh Bansal — Non-fiction

May 2020: ‘Change Your Questions, Change Your Life’ by Marilee Adams — Leadership concepts delivered through a novel

April 2020: ‘Shoe Dog’ by Phil Knight — Biography

2019

June 2019: ‘Range’ by David Epstein — Non-fiction

June 2019: ‘Dollars and Sense’ by Dan Ariely — Non-fiction

June 2019: ‘The Firm’ by Duff McDonald — Non-fiction

2018

‘Gut’ by Giulia Enders — Non-fiction

‘Wild Ride’ by Adam Lashinsky — Non-fiction

‘21 Lessons for the 21st Century’ by Yuval Noah Harari — Non-fiction

2017

‘Hit Refresh’ by Satya Nadella — Biography

‘Homo Deus’ by Yuval Noah Harari — Non-fiction

2016

‘Alibaba’s World’ by Porter Erisman — Biography

‘The Singularity is Near’ by Ray Kurzweil — Non-fiction

‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Noah Harari — Non-fiction

2015

‘Golden Tap’ by Kashyap Deorah — Non-fiction

‘Hooked’ by Nir Eyal — Non-fiction

2014

‘Zero to One’ by Peter Thiel — Non-fiction

‘Atlas Shrugged’ by Ayn Rand — Fiction

‘The Fountainhead’ by Ayn Rand — Fiction

2013

‘Lean Startup’ by Eric Ries — Non-fiction

‘Freakonomics’ by Stephen D. Levitt — Non-fiction

‘The McKinsey Way’ by Ethan Rasiel — Non-fiction

‘Good to Great’ by Jim Collins — Non-fiction

‘Built to Last’ by Jim Collins — Non-fiction

2012

‘Predictably Irrational’ by Dan Ariely — Non-Fiction

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