Reading helps to inspire change and allows us to become more empathetic.

My engineering friends, people won’t remember you simply by what you did to implement a break through technology, but they will remember you more by how we treated each other while implementing those transformations. I have come a long way to bring that change in me and certainly constant reading has played a major role. Change and Empathy both are important.

I have made lot of mistakes and sometimes I still do. However, I constantly keep trying to bring that change in me.

I think reading is one of the efficient ways by which we can bring that change in ourselves.

In AI age where constant reskilling is the only way to achieve high growth, similarly, constant reading is the only way to get your mind working across different areas and to broaden your imagination.

Sharing some of my latest reads that have helped me to bring that change in me:

If you have recently joined an organization (or planning to join soon). Following three books may help you to navigate the resistance:

  • Navigating Ambiguity by Andrea Small
  • Non Violent Communication by Marshal Rosenberg
  • Fail Fast, Learn Faster by Randy Bean

If you want to know more about mindset and thought process behind some of the promising startups that have challenged established institutions:

  • Fintech Founders by Agustin Rubini
  • Competing in the age of AI by Karim Lakhani
  • The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson 

Some of the self-help books that can help to build your professional identity and to achieve high growth:

  • Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  • Linchpin by Seth Godin
  • Keep Going by Austin Kleon
  • Show Your Work by Austin Kleon

Sharing my latest bookshelf:

Sumit Sihag

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