Every first week of the year, I hunker down to get a handle on what's going to be up on my bookshelf for the rest of the year. So after having sifted through my Amazon Wishlist one time, too many, I have zeroed in on a list of 27 books.
I have always believed that the hallmark of a good book lies in its power to pull you back into its pages from time to time. This year, too, I had the pleasure of indulging in a few stellar books. Of all the books I read, I have selected the five titles which totally held my imagination.
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Book review of Chaos Monkeys - Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine. Antonio Garcia Martinez rains on the Silicon Valley cheerleading parade in his blistering memoir 'Chaos Monkeys'. The haloed money-making apparatus of the Valley, apparently, has an obverse side. A side only insiders are privy to. Outsiders only gawk at what gets published in newspapers or reported on TV
Book review of 'Rock Bottom to Rock Star'. From being a gang member to running a million-dollar business, Ryan Blair has a major turn-around story to tell. A story that is both motivating and awe-inspiring. Add to that his blunt, no-nonsense candour, and you have on your hands a book that leaves with you a lingering sense of inspiration.
The origins of 'Zero to One' lay in a classroom course, Peter Thiel taught at Stanford university in 2012. Blake Masters, the co-author and one of Thiel's students at Stanford, went the extra mile and took extensive notes during the lectures which he subsequently published on his tech blog, too. 'Zero to One' is a … Continue reading Zero to One