2019 List

  • The Alchemist
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts — Brene Brown
  • The Bullet Journal –

2019 Completed

  • The Road to Character — David Brooks – Completed.
  • You can’t hurt me — David Goggins – Completed – “On the other side of suffering is peace”
  • When Breathe becomes Air – Completed

2018 List

These three books I assigned to my leadership team at LinkedIn and we read and shared on them throughout the year.

  • The Culture Map — Erin Meyer
    • The Culture Map was a referral by Reed Hastings when he came to speak with us at our Global Leadership Summit at LinkedIn, he mentioned the power of this book on truly becoming a global company and understanding the various cultures and dynamics within a global organization.
  • Radical Candor — Kim Scott
    • This book came about via my Manager Sonu Nayyer and us meeting as a team to go through it together. I found this book very powerful, as its not about being an asshole manager, its about coming from a place of caring for people, but caring enough to be direct with them. It seems basic in principle, but so often is done wrong. Loved this book.vPart I is designed to set your mind at ease. Being a good boss is hard for everyone, no matter how successful they appear on the outside: Your humanity is an asset not a liability
  • Principles – Ray Dalio
    • Instead of saying “Im right” he learned to say “how do I know I am right?”. Idea Meritocracy where the best ideas win out. Collective decision making by using algorithms on believability (people falsely hold onto their ideas not allowing them to be stress tested)Emotional you and Intellectual you are at conflict – Different parts of the brain. Know yourself.
      • Do you prefer to strive and change things, or would you rather enjoy life and relax?
      • Choose which goals to pursue. Striving for something you know you can achieve won’t stretch you, so choose ambitious goals that fit your passions.
      • Embrace your problems prioritize your problems. Focus on ones with biggest returns. What are the base causes of my problems
      • Detailed Plans to fix your problems
      • Connect your work to your goals for confidence, motivation and resilience. Measure and keep track of your progress.
  • Automatic Millionaire
  • Intelligent Investor — Benjiman Graham

2017 List

  • Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris
    • I started the year with this one, a total gem. This is to be read like a text book or reference. Its an aggregate of incredible set of tools and techniques from the best of the best. I am going to add more on this, but for now. A+
  • Unshakable – Tony Robbins
    • This is a follow-up to his previous book which I read titled Money Master the Game. Really good and updated on some key changes within Fiduciary rules. Its also more of a digest. These two books have helped me simplify my investment strategies and focus on investment costs/fees. A+
  • Mindset – Carol S. Dweck
    • Take-Away –
    • People have either a fixed or a growth mindset.
    • People who believe their personal qualities are unchangeable have a “fixed mindset.”
    • People who believe they can improve or change their personality traits over time have a “growth mindset.”
    • People with a growth mindset believe that the future presents an opportunity to grow, even during challenging times.
    • Mindsets produce definite worldviews, but they can be changed.
    • Children who are praised for their intelligence tend to adopt a fixed mindset and reject new challenges.
    • Jack Welch, who had a growth mindset, took over GE in 1980 when the company was valued at $14 billion; 20 years later, it had a $490-billion valuation.
    • Athletes with a growth mindset build strong characters by challenging themselves.
    • Historically company executives who hold fixed mindsets and regard themselves as geniuses or visionaries do not build great teams.
    • Coaching and teaching about mindset are the best ways to boost kids’ self-esteem.