Gaurav Parikh’s Choice of Books on “Out of the Box Thinking”

Sr

Title

Author

Publisher

Year First Published

What’s it about

 

1

 

The Black Swan

 

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

 

Penguin

 

2007

 

The Impact of the Highly Improbable…will change the way you look at the World…we fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we actually do

 

 

2

 

Winners Never Cheat

 

Jon M Huntsman

 

Wharton School Publishing

 

2006

 

The Rationale that you have to cheat to stay competitive is a powerful lure.Moral Bankruptcy is the inevitable conclusion

If you want to succeed nowadays,you have to make compromises.Right? Wrong

 

 

3

 

Perpetual War For  Perpetual Peace :  How we got to be so hated

 

Gore Vidal

 

Thunder’s Mouth Press/Nation Books

 

2002

 

Could it be that the greatest victim of the September 11th terror attacks will be American Liberty? “Once alienated,”,Vidal writes,” an ‘unalienable right’ is apt to be forever lost”

 

 

4

 

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 The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

 

Malcolm Gladwell

 

Little, Brown & Company,Time Warner Book Group

 

2005

 

…about choices that appear to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren’t as simple as they seem…Great Decision Makers are those who have perfected the art of “thin slicing”-knowing the very few things that matter

5

Every Man A King

Dr Orison Swett Marden

Nesma Books

1999

Our Worst Enemy is Fear….Pessimism is Unprofitable….The Power of Cheerful Thinking is Immense

6

Faith

Sharon Salzberg

Riverhead Books…a Member of Penguin Putnam

2002

Faith is not a Commodity we either have or don’t have-it is an inner quality that unfolds as we learn to trust our own deepest experience

7

Discover Your Destiny

Robin Sharma

Jaico Publishing

2004

Readers are introduced to Dar Sanderson,a highly ambitious executive who appears to have it all on the outside but lacks happiness ,meaning and inner peace…he embarks on an extraordinary odyssey to find his authentic self and claim the life of his dreams learning the seven potent lessons that are essential

8

Thinking about Thinking

K R Ravi

Jaico Publishing

2005

The author is the first in India to be certified as an Edward Bono Trainer in Lateral Thinking

The key to a beautiful mind is creativity,imagination and empathy.A properly trained mind enables you to hone your skills,but a misguided mind can leave you confused and stranded

9

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times

Anjana Chokshi

Jaico Publishing

2006

Refreshing Insights into the many Challenges that we face in day to day living

10

Screw It, Let’s Do it

Richard Branson

Virgin Books

2006

People will always try to talk you out of ideas and say :”It can’t be done,” but if you have faith in yourself you’ll find you can achieve almost anything

11

 

 

 

JUDGMENT

How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls

Noel M Tichy

&

 Warren G Bennis

Portfolio

Penguin Group

2007

“With good judgment,little else matters.

Without it,nothing else matters.”

 12   The GOD Delusion

Richard Dawkins

Bantam Press

 2006

A Deeply Religious Non Believer…Why there almost certainly is no God

 

 

 

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