Life and Adventures of YES!+ Youth

Books

Some books transform thinking and hence lifestyle. Some others are just too good. If you like a book, then drop your review here!

Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

The inspiring stories of 25 IIM Ahmedabad graduates who chose to tread a path of their own making.stayhungrystayfoolish Stay Hungry Stay Foolish is an IIM Ahmedabad CIIE (Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entreprneurship) publication.

The Triple Eclipse of 2009

Sri D. K. Hari has published a fantastic book combining Astronomy, History and Geography, Archeology and a huge literature survey (with Lots of color pictures!!) :-

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Here is a news summarizing view of Historian and Astrophysicist.

An article has appeared on rediff here.

The book is available in divine shops of Art of Living and major book stalls in the city. You are welcome to read the book and then participate in the comments on above rediff article.

The Tipping Point

TippingPointThe tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.

Lateral Thinking:- Edward De Bono

LateralThinking

The vertical thinking, is a set of logical conclusions  from one fact to another. It discards alternatives. Lateral thinking encourages alternative methods. While vertical thinking will give locally best solutions, lateral thinking can give globally best solutions. Both types of thinking methods are necessary and useful.

This book by Edward De Bono is full of exercises for mind, to cultivate this not-so-common method of thinking, giving a chance to develop creativity.

Rich Dad Poor Dad :- Robert Kiyosaki

Revolutionary book in financial education

Revolutionary book in financial education

Most of us are not given a formal education in managing our finance. Consequently we end up getting information about it from parents and friends, who, unfortunately, haven’t received proper financial education either.

Rich Dad Poor Dad brings out lots of new ideas about managing your money, and making it work for you instead of you working for money. It brings a much needed change in attitude in a manner of friendly dialog. The examples are simple and language is clear to understand. It would be good to make it part of college curriculum!

Robert Kiosaki has now developed many more techniques and games for Financial Education, and much good information can be sought out at his webpage.

And of course, to learn it well, come for the Financial Literacy workshop!

Food Revolution :- John Robbins

Food Revolution

Food Revolution

John Robbins walked out of the multi billion industry of his father, the Baskin Robbins ice creams, and devoted his life to bring awareness about what impact our food has on the envioronment and the life of other animals.

The animals raised in modern factory farms are forced to endure conditions of almost unimaginable cruelty and deprivation. Ill effects of meat consumption are well known, still by greedy industry driven media has broadcasted unreal benefits and given rise to misconceptions of meat consumptions. John Robbins gives a vivid description of what goes on in the meat industry and how the meat consumption affects our health, our envioronment and the animals. The official webpage is a good resource for a lot of information.

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Comments on: "Books" (3)

  1. I have read both books and both are a must read for any young person.
    Opens up new sources of ideas and viewpoints we never thought about.

  2. I read the Tipping Point. I wasn’t too excited by it. Rich Dad Poor Dad was very good. I also recommend Lee Iacocca’s autobiography. He’s the man who got fired from Ford, joined near-bankrupt Chrystler, and turned it around into a company worth billions.

    • In Tipping point, notice the hush-puppy shoes case in detail. And note the three types of people involved to cause a tipping point – information mavericks, connectors and one more. Implement these in your ideas and then it will be interesting.

      Aha! I will check about the biography mentioned. I read a bit about it already.

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