I have a passion for reading and books are a great source of information, inspiration and entertainment. But there are way too many books out there to read and yet only a finite amount of time to read them.

According to the World Health Organization Japan is the country with the highest life expectancy at birth, a mere 83 years and change. Hence, if you start at the age of 11, you have 72 years of meaningful reading. If you read a book per month, that’s just 864 books (72 x 12) in a lifetime. If you read a book per week, things look a little better at 3,744 books (72 x 52) but that’s still a very small reading capacity.

So, until we find a way to either increase our I/O (neural lace anyone?) or life expectancy, we can only work with what we have. Here are some books that I have found worth reading and learning from. Hope you enjoy some of them as well.


  • Management & Leadership High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove First read in Oct 2015 Get the Book
  • Entrepreneurship Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup by Bill Aulet First read in Jun 2014 Get the Book
  • Management & Leadership Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath, Dan Heath First read in May 2014 Get the Book
  • Business Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond by Deepak Malhotra, Max Bazerman First read in Nov 2013 Get the Book
  • Management & Leadership The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard, M.D. Johnson Spencer First read in Jan 2011 Get the Book
  • Self-Improvement How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie First read in May 2010 Get the Book
  • Management & Leadership Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't by Jim Collins First read in Apr 2008 Get the Book

Reading Now

  • Biography Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson Get the Book
  • Computer Science Learning Python: Powerful Object-Oriented Programming by Mark Lutz Get the Book
  • Computer Science The Dream Machine by M. Mitchell Waldrop Get the Book

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