Compound your knowledge

Amazing reads if you are looking to learn about investing, consulting or broaden your knowledge

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Investment Philosophy

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

If investments are completely new to you this is a good starting point and primer to get you going

Success Mindset

Think and Grow Rich

A classic by Napolean Hill, must read for success in life

Biography 

Poor Charlie's Almanack

My favorite investor, the life of Charlie Munger documented. This is GOLD. 

Startup Investments

The Golden Tap

Back story on the origins of Indian startup ecosystem and its evolution in the early 2000s.

Human Evolution

Fantastic summary of how we got to where we are. Must read!

Business Biography

The Firm

Inside story of McKinsey..errm THE FIRM!

Strategy

The 48 Laws of Power

Based on a Machiavellian world view, a must read for those who wish to navigate the world of power. Not for the faint of heart!

Business Biography

The Predator's Ball

How Drexel Burnham popularized junk bond trading and how it eventually led to their downfall

Business Biography

If you want to get inspired, look at nature - literally the best designs are out there, find a way to incorporate them in your product or organization

Biography

Inspiring story of 3G Capital - the Brazilian fund that is making big waves in the PE world.

Critical Thinking

Fooled by Randomness

Love Taleb! Amazing clarity with which he questions almost everything

Success Mindset

Code of the Extraordinary Mind

Vishen puts together a great framework to unlearn and relearn what you need maximize your potential

Decision Making

Thinking in Bets

Tips on decision making based on how successful poker players make decisions in high stake games

Investment Approach

Tony Robbins shines a light on all things investment and money related to help us successfully manage our personal finances 

Success Mindset

The Compound Effect

Compounding is everywhere, you cannot escape it - for better or worse. So understand how it works and make use of it in all aspects of your life

Investment Philosophy

Cashflow Quadrant

The second Kiyosaki book I read that introduces the cashflow quadrant framework which was an eye opener for me on the impact of tax in our lives

Investment Philosophy

Richest Man in Babylon

Timeless investment principles revealed in an ancient setting

Biography

King of Oil

Story of the guy who invented the spot market for oil and founded Glencore. Thriller.

Fiction

The Shipping Man

Story of an investment bank turned shipping entrepreneur. Fascinating.

Human Evolution

Homo Deus

Incredible predictions on the future of humanity. Scary, but also leading indicators of what to prepare for.

Business Biography

Deep dive into how the fracking industry evolved in the US through the lens of one of the early players. Thriller!

Strategy

The Art of War

Classic. Must read.

Biography

Steve Jobs

A look behind the mind of the marketing and product genius

Success Mindset

100 principles by Ray Dalio derived from his own experiences to succeed in life

Investment Philosophy

The Most Important Thing

Inspiring story of 3G Capital - the Brazilian fund that is making big waves in the PE world.

Macroeconomics

Why Nations Fail

Great explanation on why some countries succeed while others fail in spite of access to similar resources

Decision Making

Interesting insights on how we make decisions and recognizing when to trust your gut instinct

Startup Approach

Zero to One

Great pointers from Thiel for anyone who is looking to found a startup and scale it quickly

Philosophy

Read this when I was in college, love it. Ayn Rand is a force of nature.

Investment Approach

The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need

Great summary of all potential asset classes one should and should not invest in and why - agree with most of it!

Startup Investments 

Venture Deals

The book that opened the world of investments for me and which has had a profound role in achieving financial freedom

Investment Philosophy

The Dhandho Investor

Love this book which tells the story of successful Indian immigrants in the US

Biography

King of Capital

Background story of how Blackstone became one of the largest PE funds.

Fiction

Shipping adventures continue..!

Storytelling

Start with Why

I love Simon Sinek! Powerful storyteller and I use this approach a lot - especially for pitch decks. Watch his Ted Talk here.

Business Biography 

The  Man who solved the Markets

Mind blowing story of Renaissance Capital - the most successful fund you have never head of!

Business Biography

Inspiring story of 3G Capital - the Brazilian fund that is making big waves in the PE world.

Business Biography

Merchants of Debt

How KKR turbocharged the private equity industry with massive financial leverage

Macroeconomics

Big Debt Crises

Very useful framework to understand some of the bigger money flows in the economy which we do not usually come across

Startup Approach

The Startup Way

Inspiring story of 3G Capital - the Brazilian fund that is making big waves in the PE world.

Success Mindset

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*

How not to get distracted and focus on the things that matter

General Awareness

Hans will prove you wrong on a lot of commonly held misconceptions with hard data and very cool visualizations to drive home the message

Decision Making

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Kahneman explains the two speeds at which we think and how it affects our decision making

Philosophy

God's Debris

Scott Adams brilliantly reminds us we are stardust and not to take ourselves too seriously

Philosophy

A Roman Emperor shows how he lives by the timeless stoic principles