Sometimes plans don’t work. But this time I am glad they didn’t. In Feb 2013, I shared my planned book self for the year here.
Planned for 12 books and here are the books I actually read after 6 months from jotting down that list.
Beliefs come first and explanations for beliefs follow. The brain is a belief engine.
This book offers fascinating research about the brain’s functions, limitations and capacities, and it teaches us how we can “direct” our own brain chemistry.
Gives you fun, practical advice for using math to improve virtually every area of daily life.
A History of Apple Marketing and Management
In this witty and fascinating book he explains to us laymen how to make sense of numbers and how we can avoid having the wool pulled over our eyes.
Accidental Genius is your guide to Freewriting
My first Tim Ferriss book and loved it.
It’s a very interesting book that presents the pattern recognition theory of mind (PRTM), which describes the basic algorithm of the neocortex. Liked it and found many similarities of working of neocortex and PCA.
Stop worrying about what you feel like doing (and what the world owes you) and instead, start creating something meaningful and then give it to the world.
This is a classic read; short, pointed, and truthful.
In this book, the Heaths, based on an exhaustive study of the decision-making literature, introduce a four-step process designed to counteract biases affecting making effective decisions.
Reread this just after reading Decisive. Loved it all over again.
“A wonderful book on wisdom and decision-making written by a wise decision-maker. This is the kind of book you read first, then leave by your bedside and re-read a bit every day, so you can slowly soak up the wisdom.- Reviewer” So true
Concise little book packs a lot of wisdom into 120 pages !
From the book: Virtually every business–from IBM to the local dry-cleaner–was bootstrapped, usually by people with far less smarts, less money, fewer connections, and less vision than you have right now.
Liked it but at times felt something missing.
Algorithms are affecting every field of human endeavor, from markets to medi cine, poker to pop music. Read this book if you want to understand the most powerful force shaping the world today and tomorrow. -—Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist, MIT
Reread this book. Every book I read on psychology mentions this book. That says a lot.
A Peek Into the Artists’ World of Getting Down to Business.
The book presents a practical, lively, and inspiring ways for us to become more successful through better thinking.
Now the plan is to actually read all those planned books by the end of the year. 😉