03 Nov 2020



The best books arethose which hit us in the head with bricks, and reconfigureour entire understandingof reality,people, life and evenourselves.

These books will  break a lot of myths,clarify a lot of misconceptions andsometimes will make you cross the hurdle which made you stuck in your life from a lot oftime.

Books are away to express yourideas and to readanythingwe want. Books just help us to grow inlife. sometimes things we think a lot of times and some blocks arein mind that stops us from keep growing. Justread or maybeyou haveread sometime,itwill struck you in many ways.

Here it goes..

  1. The Black Swan

In this book,  Nassim Nicholas Taleb introducesthe concept of black swan which is basically ahighly improbable event with three principle characteristicsIt is unpredictable and it carries a massive impact &after the fact, we concoct an explanation that make it appear and more predictable than it was.

The Black Swan

“Missing a train is only painful  if you runafter it! Likewise not matching the idea of success others expect from you is only painful if that’s  what you are seeking”

2. Wherever You Go, There You Are

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Authon Jon Zinn was one of the key figures that helped bridge meditation from East toWest.

Favorite Quote:-

“If you are truly strong, there islittle need toemphasize it to yourself or to others. Best to take another track entirely anddirectyour attention where you fear mostto look. Youcando this by allowing yourself  to feel, even to cry, to not have to have opinion about everything, to not appear invincible orunfeeling toothers,but instead to be in touch with and appropriately open about your feelings”

3 Weird Ideas That  Work, by Robert Sutton

Weird Ideas That Work, by Robert Sutton

Lines;- “Weird ideas spark innovation because eachhelps companies do at least one of the three things:-

  • Increasevariance in available knowledge
  • seeold things in new ways
  • breakfrom the past.”

“Einstein said, ‘A personwhohas never madea mistake never triedanythingnew’”.

4. Mindset, by Carol Dweck

Mindset, by Carol Dweck

“Becoming is better than being”

“We like to thinkofour champions andidols as superheroes whowere born different from us.We don’t like to thinkof them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.”

5. Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F**k, by Mark Manson

Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F**k, by Mark Manson

“Who you are is defined by what you’re willing tostrive for”

“You andeveryone you know are going to be dead soon, And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited  amount of f**ks to give. Very few in fact. And if you goaround giving a f**k about everything andeveryone without conscious thought or choice— well that’s the worst choice”

And my most favorite “   Thedesire for more positiveexperience is itself a negative experience. And paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience”.

6. The Power Of Now, by Eckhart Tolle

The Power Of Now, by Eckhart Tolle

“Realize deeply that the present momentisall you have. Make the NOWthe primary focusof yourlife.”

“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive asprecious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now, That isprecious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the now,the most precious thing there is”.

7. Rich Dad, Poor Dad , by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad, Poor Dad , by Robert Kiyosaki

“Winners are not afraid of losing,But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People whoavoid failure also avoid success”

“The love of money is the root of all evil,

the lack of money is the root of all evil”.

“Emotions are what makes us human.What makesus real. The word emotion stands for energy in motion.Be truthful about your emotions anduse your mind and emotions in your favor not against yourself”

8. Start with why, by Simon Sink

Start with why, by Simon Sink

    “People don’t buy what you do; they  buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.”

     “You don’t hire forskills, you hire for attitude. Youcan always teach skills.”

Theseare the books I have personally readand loved them. This affectedme a lot and have made me solve the loops Ihadinmy mind.

One must read these if they think a lot and ya cherish every moment of your life.Whatever it is,LIFE is beautiful! andSometimes whenyou are stuck andneed a friend—Books are the bestfriends! Trust me.

 Keep Reading, Keep Smiling!!

Thank You

By:-Palak Arora



CSE Department

HMR Institute Of Technology and Management