An eclectic, mid-year list of some of the books we've read

(Originally sent to all our subscribers via Edition 7 of our weekly smartletter.)


Everyone at Choose To Thinq reads a lot, so in this week's edition, we'll just tell you seven of the more interesting non-fiction we've encountered so far in 2018:

  1. "Dongri To Dubai: Six Decades of Mumbai Mafia" by S.Hussain Zaidi: what you see in movies about the underworld may not be all that far-fetched!

  2. "Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World": helping knowledge workers find flow and high impact, all before 5 pm each day.

  3. "The Military Despatches of a 17th Century Indian General"by J.N.Sarkar: Even then, a large number of the conversations were about bureaucracy, maintaining supply and momentum, and 'keeping the  employees' happy. Not so much about battle.

  4. "Measure What Matters" by John Doerr: all about OKRs, the goal-setting system that Google swears by.

  5. "University of Berkshire Hathaway" by Daniel Pecaut and Corey Wrenn: a compilation of notes from the annual shareholders meetings of Berkshire Hathaway.

  6. "The Power of Moments" by Chip and Dan Heath: why some moments stand out in memory.

  7. "Nawabs, Nudes, Noodles: India through 50 years of advertising": a slice of history through the lens of people trying to sell us and our parents stuff we didn't always need.

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