Books I Recommend : Deep Kalra

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” – Oscar Wilde

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NextBigWhat’s #BooksIRecommend weekly series is an attempt to bring different perspectives and ideas to the audience. No better way to do this than by talking about books.

Today, MakeMyTrip Founder and CEO, Deep Kalra shares his book recommendations.

Innovator’s Dilemma

The best-selling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller, one of the most influential business books of all time, innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right, yet still lose market leadership. Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation.

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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

This is the story of one of the most successful companies of the world, Amazon.com and of its ambitious and bright founder Jeff Berzos.

He wanted Amazon to become ‘The everything store’. He wanted Amazon to offer limitless selections of things at reasonably low prices. In this book, we have a detailed account of Amazon and how it came into being.

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Good to Great

The author and his expert team set out to find solutions for the handicaps that the small and mediocre companies have to face.

The problems can range from the initial teething problems to the mid-life-business feeling of just being good and not great!

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The Fountainhead

This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him.

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The Billionaire Who Wasn’t

How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune

In 1988 Forbes Magazine hailed Chuck Feeney as the twenty-third richest American alive. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey to a blue-collar Irish-American family during the Depression, a veteran of the Korean War, he had made a fortune as co-founder of Duty Free Shoppers, the world’s largest duty-free retail chain.

But secretly, Feeney had already transferred all his wealth to his foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies. Only in 1997, when he sold his duty free interests, was he “outed” as one of the greatest and most mysterious American philanthropists in modern times. A frugal man who travels economy class and does not own a house or a car, Feeney then went “underground” again, until he decided in 2005 to cooperate in a biography to promote giving-while-living. Now in his mid-seventies, he is determined his foundation should spend the remaining 4 billion in his lifetime.

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