Some of the books read by Vasu
Liberation Management by Tom Peters
An analysis of how world’s best 30
companies are run. In in depth analysis on
what makes them agile and successful. Must
for everyone interested in constantly
improving the company’s performance.
magic of thinking BIG
how your choice to think BIG makes you take
actions that will make you BIG
By Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
advice on the ground level execution. What
works and what does not. Built based on
authors’ rich experience at GE, Allied
Signal and Honeywell.
India by Nandan Nilekani
different problems India faced since
independence and how they were tackled.
Gives lots of good ideas on the potential
by the Randomness by Nikolas Tayyab
how people get fooled and get a sense of
“I am intelligent” when actually it is
luck that has made them rich. He analysis
such cases and tells that your basics are
the ones which will stand with you always.
If your basics are strong and financials are
weak, you will most likely take actions that
will make you rich. On the other hand you
are rich and your basics are not as good as
they should be, you tend to take actions
that will not make you poor. So, focus on
basics!! Give many examples around this.
Times Never Last, But Tough People Do by
Robert Harold Schuller
church pastor who built a church from
scratch, started a radio station and make it
a common name in America has written this
book. Based on collection of what he has
been teaching at church, this books gives
multiple examples of how being tough can
help you survive tough times. Super one.
on Leadership: Executive Strategies for
long back. Tells stories of how Lincoln
overcame so many difficulties during the
civil war in America.
hungry stay foolish Rashmi Bansal
of 20 IIM MBA Graduates who made it big in
the business world by starting and running
the dots by Rashmi Bansal
of about 20 non MBAs who made it big in the
business world by starting and running
posted on website
Seven Habits of Highly Effective
People by Stephen Covey
This is one of the greatest books that I
have ever read. It truly brought a
transformation in me. Each of the habits
explained is absolutely essential to be
effective. The habits are simple too.
Private victory and Public Victory and then
sharpen your saw. Simple. It is a must read.
How to Win Friends and Influence
People by Dale Carnegie
Till I read this book, I shrug it off
saying I do not need. As I read, I realized
what I missed. Whether you are a student or
a professional, you must read this book.
Explains rules of interpersonal relations
true for ever. Do not miss it.
One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard
This was the first management book I read
and still the greatest. Simple to use three
techniques of management you never forget.
This 100 page book is worth million pages
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
How high you can fly? Read this book. You
will settle for nothing less than exemplary
Manasse Relax Please by Swami
Simple book that will sooth your mind and
body. Short stories of not more than two
pages. It will calm you down.
What they don't teach you at Harvard
Simple explanation of items from office
politics to organizational excellence. Read
Business and Its Environment by David
A classic book on how organizations are
affected because of non market actions. I
especially liked the portion on how lobbying
works at government levels. A big book. But
Marketing Management by Philip Kotler
Kotler is the Guru of Marketing
Management and this book is his bible. If
you are a manager, you do not want to miss
reading this book.
22 Immutable laws of marketing by Al
Basics of marketing common sense. Very
helpful when you need to plan your marketing
moves for your product.
Who moved my cheese? By Ken Blanchard
If you are worried because something un
fair happened to you, you should read this
book. A short simple story that catches your
attention. You will be energized.
The World is Flat by Tom Friedman
I have not read this book fully but have
read excerpts and his radio interview.
Especially if you think you have an
advantage, think what others have. You are
Only the Paranoid Survive by Andy
You must successfully move through the
inflection points, points which cause big
changes in your business. If you fail, you
are gone. Note that for failure you must
fail only once. But for success you have to
keep on winning. So, you never want to miss
any inflection points that can cause a down
Competing for the Future by C K
Prahalad and Gary Hamel
Unfortunately the employees who are the
least decision makers are affected by
decisions of big decision makers in a
company. Hence big decision makers have
responsibility of implementing
"strategy" that can build
"core competence" in their
organization and help them keep winning for
"years and even centuries". It
takes much more than "rapid turn
restructuring" to create a winning
organization. Read this book.