“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
― Ernest Hemingway
Well books are doors to the palace of wisdom. The more you read the more refined you become and your understanding of this world improves. The following is a small list of books which I think young students can read and make a difference to their lives by applying the fundamentals underlined by these remarkable books. The following is completely personal list :
1.The Secret by Rhonda Bryne
“ We are like magnets – like attract like. You become AND attract what you think.”
This is book is for all of us , be it any discipline you belong , you must read it .If you apply every said words of this book and apply them in your real life , then no one can stop you from getting true success, happiness and fulfillment in life .The writing of this book is very lucid but imparts some life changing sermons of transcending to a better self than you are now. Its a must read book for all.
2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
It is one of the best selling books of all time. The book is a must read for all those who dream big yet cannot somehow realize their dreams. We all dream and dream big but there are certain roadblocks that impedes us from attaining our goals .This book is all about how you can overcome your fears and achieve any dream you set out to achieve.
3. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
—-My all time favorite book and one that gives a whole new definition to human success.A must read for all graduate students and high school students.
4. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
“Picasso had a saying – ‘good artists copy, great artists steal’ – and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”
This man needs no introduction. Its a book that vividly describes jobs whole life from being a hippie to the greatest CEO of planet Earth .A great book compiled by a great author Isaacson.
5. The Google Story by David A Vise
A must read book for all you techie guys wanting to make a dent in this universe .this book recounts a remarkable journey of Larry and Sergey from being under grads to founding the world largest internet company. Its an amazing book all about the building of GOOGLE.
6. The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
I invented Facebook
Many of you must have seen the movie The Social network based on this book .The book is all about founding of the facebook.An incredible journey of three sophomore .
7. Ignited minds by Dr.Kalam
“Unleashing the power of your minds”
An incredible book by Dr. Kalam , a must read for all Indian students.The book envisage the dream of a great united India as not just an economic super power but supreme as both as knowledge society and in socio economic terms.
8. Who Moved my cheese by Dr.Spencer
“Better late than never.”
Its an incredible book on how to manage failure and the great difficulties that we face in our lives.
It’s a very inspiring and short book on how to master life success by skillfully managing failure.A must read for all students.
9. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T
“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.”
Its one of my all time favourite book . It’s a book that teaches us to achieve amazing success monetarily ,it teaches us how to create money and thus provide yourself and family with security, its a must read for all people hoping to achieve financial security in this market of recession .
10.The One Minute manager by Dr.Spencer
“Feedback is the breakfast of champions”
This is an incredible book on managing time ,people and finance all together and achieving great success.A very short yet inspiring book.
11. Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
“Nothing is original “
Its an incredible book filled with rich pictorial depiction of incredible insanely great creations. It’s a book of creativity and innovation.
Hope you guys will read at least some of these books ,On a general note I would like to end by saying , you can read books that’s great , that’s important but unless you apply them in your real life ITS USELESS .SO READ READ AND APPLY .
Author Bio : This is a guest post by my beloved friend Saikat Ghosh,He loves to read books as his hobby, According to him Books can be your loyal friends, Academically he is an B.Tech final year student recently Placed in TCSL.