“… a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” [ George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones]
Today, NextBigWhat is announcing a weekly series #BooksIRecommend wherein we get founders / DOERs to share the books they recommend to the world.
The first founder in the series is Kunal Shah, Freecharge cofounder. Hear it out from Kunal Shah on books he recommends to ye all.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. Sapiens is a thrilling account of humankind’s extraordinary history – from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age – and our journey from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.
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The book Zero To One is about nurturing the next big idea to build a valuable global company. The author recalls how certain innovative ideas were incubated and how people behind them dared to dream big and even did realize some of them.
This book also compiles the startups culture as discussed by Peter Thiel in his lecture for Stanford University students in 2012 with details about various other aspects of entrepreneurship.
The book takes the readers on a fascinating journey by dissecting the mind and goes onto explain two distinct systems that affects our way of thinking and making choices.
In this book, Kahneman exposes certain extraordinary capabilities of fast thinking along with its flaws and biases and explains how it shapes a person’s behaviour and thoughts.