Books are indeed our best friends. It gives us knowledge, hope, power and helps us evolve in a better human being. Most importantly it helps us to love our own company and not be dependent on others to learn something. Here is a list of 10 must read books before we grow too old to read. Grab a copy of each if you haven’t read them yet.
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a book for youngsters to enjoy a financially secure life. It tells us the learnings of Robert as a child from two influential figures in his life – one rich and one poor(his father), and the way how these two people perceive different things.
7 habits of highly effective people
A must read for any professional and student. It tells us the differences between people who are highly effective and those who are ordinary. This book teaches us basic life skills and ways of implementing them in our life.
The book on Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson is probably the best guide to understand a genius like Steve Jobs and to be inspired by him. How Jobs took decisions? How did he manage a company like Apple? How did he manage the disappointments? Answers to all of these are in the book.
The monk who sold his Ferrari
This book written by Robin Sharma, is a package of motivation and inspiration in itself. It helps us build our character and discipline in life. It connects to the spiritual part of ourselves and helps us balance out work and spirituality.
The alchemist by Paulo Coelho is called the “Bible” of self-help books. This book teaches us to follow our dream and listen to our inner voice which can never be wrong. This book also connects us to our spiritual self.
Long walk to Freedom
The story of Nelson Mandela from 27 years in prison to the president of South Africa, this books teaches us never to lose hope and to keep struggling always. It’s a great book for those who think failure is the end of life.
To kill a mocking bird
This Putlizer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee is a combination of humour, warmth and yet very beautifully deals with a serious issue of Rape and Racial Inequality.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
This masterpiece by Richard Bach is about a little seagull learning about life and flight. The book teaches us to go beyond our zone of comfort and to do things that nobody can think we are capable of doing.
Outliers inspires us to be successful. It gives us a recipe to success in the form of discussions about Bill Gates and Beatles Band. The book also teaches us about rational decision making and how they impact our long term decisions
Zen and the art of Motorcycle maintenance.
A book high on philosophical dose, written by Robert Pirsig, teaches us about values, Ethics and life lessons. Don’t confuse this book with its title – it has very little to do with Buddhist ZEN teachings and motorcycles.
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