Book Summaries

  1. Book Summary: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicolas Taleb
  2. Book Summary: How not to die by Dr. Michael Greger
  3. Book summary: Why Nations Fail
  4. Book summary: Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  5. Book summary: Skin in the game by Nassim Nicolas Taleb
  6. Book summary: How not to be wrong by Jordan Ellenberg
  7. Book summary: The subtle art of not giving a f*ck by Mark Manson
  8. Book summary: Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  9. Book Summary: Sapiens: A brief history of Humankind
  10. Book summary: Brandwashed by Martin Lindstorm
  11. Book summary: “Business Adventures” by John Brooks
  12. Book summary: “Where good ideas come from” by Steven Johnson
  13. Book summary: What got you here won’t get you there by Marshall Goldsmith
  14. Book Summary: Hard Things about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
  15. Book summary: The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  16. Book summary: Remote – office not required
  17. Book summary: Great By Choice by Jim Collins
  18. Book Summary: The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
  19. Book summary: The science of happily ever after by T Y Tashiro
  20. Book summary: Bogleheads guide to investing
  21. Book Summary: “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” by Robert B. Cialdini
  22. Book Summary: Think like a freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  23. Book summary: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  24. Book summary: Only The Paranoid Survives by Andrew Grove
  25. Book Summary: So good they can’t ignore you (why skills trump passion in the quest for work you love) by Cal Newport
  26. Book Summary: The Innovator’s Dilemma (when new technologies cause great firms to fail) by Clayton Christensen
  27. Book Summary: The Education of Millionaires by Michael Ellsberg
  28. Book summary: How to create a mind by Ray Kurzweil
  29. Book Summary: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert comics)
  30. Book Summary: Art of War by Sun Tzu (Samuel B. Griffith’s translation)
  31. Book Summary: The score takes care of itself (my philosophy of leadership)
  32. Book Summary: Man’s search for meaning
  33. Book Summary: Winners Take All (The 9 fundamental rules of high tech strategy)
  34. Book Summary: The Power of Less by Leo Babuta
  35. Book Summary: The Start-Up of You
  36. Book Summary: Breakout Nations by Ruchir Sharma
  37. Book Review: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  38. Book Summary: In the Plex by Steven Levy
  39. Book Summary: Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani
  40. Summary: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  41. Summary: Built to Last (Successful habit of visionary companies)
  42. Summary: India Unbound
  43. Summary: “Difficulty of being good: Subtle art of Dharma”

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  1. Pl notify me whenever new book summaries are posted. Thanks

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  3. Hello Ashish.

    Such a nice collection of summaries.
    Will you please add a book from Sanjeev Sanyal relating to history of India.

    Also “Six Great Epochs of Indian history” is also a masterpiece if you are interested in history of India.

  4. Easy simple writing, and great summaries. Finding your website extremely helpful. Big thank you!

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