Zunder Lekshmanan

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

<b>Why did I pick this book ?</b><p>Like I said earlier, anything that reaffirms by belief, I go blindly and pick up. I think this is called as confirmation …

Payoff – The hidden logic that shapes our motivations

<b>Why did I pick this book ?</b><p>I had taken ‘Dan Ariely’s’ ‘Predictably Irrational’ MOOC course in coursera and from that time I have been impressed by his …

The Undoing Project

<b>Why did I pick this book ?</b><p>The tagline of the book is “A friendship that changed the world”. To be frank, I got carried away by the tagline. Also one …

Originals

<b>Why did I pick this book ?</b><p>I read the author’s first book, Give and Take, which I thought was very unconventional in its views and I took some time to …

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

<b>Why did I pick this book ?</b><p>I picked it up from the recommendation section of the wonderful news letter from Brain Pickings. I strongly recommend you …

The Holistic Guide to Suicide

<b>Why did I pick this book ?</b><p><b>It came in as a recommendation as book that is good enough to be peeked at by Srini Rao of Unmistakable Creative. Most of</b> …

Whiplash

<b>Why did I pick this book ?</b><p>This came in as a recommendation from the news letter of AVC by Fred Wilson. I think you should also subscribe to this news …

Four Non-Fiction Books

<b>I am deviating from the standard template of reviewing business , leadership, management, self-help, psychology,.. and want to share about four</b> …

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

<b>Why did I pick this book?</b><p>You would be possibly aware of the 10000- hour rule introduced by Malcolm Gladwell in his book ‘Outliers’. This 10000- hour …

Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work

<b>Why did I pick this book?</b><p>I have an academic interest in understanding the limits of human performance. I am fascinated watching a music performance, …

The End of Absence

<b>Why did I pick this book?</b><p>I belong to the lucky generation which saw life before Internet and after Internet. When a book addresses that kind of …

Shoe Dog

<b>Why did I pick this book?</b><p>The tagline of ‘Just Do It’ and the logo has become the de-facto symbol for most fruitful and budding athletes. Nike is a …

Climbing the Seven Summits

<b>Why did I pick this book?</b><p>This book was gifted to me by my sister. Seeing my frequency of going to Himalayas, she wanted to inspire me to climb the …

A WORK IN PROGRESS

<b>Why did I pick this book?</b><p>This book was given to me by my sister. Her recommendations on books and music, I take seriously, and it helps me breaks my …

Solitude: In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World

<b>Why did I pick this book?</b><p>Call it the confirmation bias. I like solitude and anyone who can elaborate solitude finds a place in my book shelf.<p>Also, I …

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

<b>Why did I pick this book?</b><p>Quite frankly, I am not able to remember. I think I added it sometime back to my Kindle queue and was clearing up the</b> …

The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance

<b>Why did I pick this book?</b><p><b></b>I have always been fascinated watching this game. From the days of Borg/Mcnroe to Federer/Nadal, this is one sport that …

The Stranger in the Woods: The extraordinary story of the last true hermit

<b>Why did I pick this book?</b><p>Yet again a case of confirmation bias. Any books that has solitude, nature, hermit, monk, saint, philosophy and equivalent …

The Path of Least Resistance

<b>Why did I pick this book?</b><p>One of my biases. I like the title. Generally, I operate my life through this path. Well, that has got nothing to what the …

When Breath Becomes Air

A review by T.K.Ramesh<p>Please raise your hands, if you have cried while watching a movie? How many of you cried while reading a book? I did …

Books

Deep Work

When was the last time you sat focused on a single task with intense concentration for more than thirty minutes ? No, I am not talking about your …

Cutoff

Pain is Inevitable. Suffering is Optional – What I talk about when I talk about running by Haruki Murakami

My sister generally introduces me to good things in life and recently she gifted a dozen books to remind me that I shall be getting older by a year …

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

Scott Adams is well known as the creator of ‘Dilbert’<p>Does passion causes success or success causes passion ?<p>Pause a while before you answer ?<p>If you …

Schadenfreude

Fight or Flight

Barking dogs never bite. I am searching for that person who told me this to accompany me on my next walk.<p>Today when I was taking my usual early …

Pets

My Romantic Quotient ?

I think my affinity towards quotient and reminders is increasing because I am having an extremely hard time understanding and teaching fractions to …

Relationships

Counters

Suppose you are driving from Bangalore to Chennai, which of the following do you generally prefer to know ?<p>I have driven 100 kilometres<p>or<p>I need to …

Treadmills

Mentors – A tribe to be respected and celebrated.

I like this scene in ‘Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back’ where Yoda Says <b>‘Do or Do not, There is no try</b>‘.<p>Yoda, in my view, is an example of a great …

Star Wars

Sayonora – Curd Rice ?

“The possessions themselves were not the problem, it was my relationship with possessing.”<br>― Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times<p>A …

Time I

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things …

How frustration can make us more creative

Challenges and problems can derail your creative process ... or they can make you more creative than ever. In the surprising story behind the …