Dictionary defines a Pointer as ‘a hint as to what might happen in the future’.
We live in a maze called World where we bump into different experiences, people, events, books and thoughts that lead us all to somewhere.
There is an old saying in Tamil: Ennam Pol Vaazhkkai (எண்ணம் போல் வாழ்க்கை). Translated into English, it means: Thoughts are things.
If consciously thought-out, one can come to a conclusion that one’s own thoughts are determined by the surroundings we put ourselves in. And that could be changed using some Pointers which are available around us. A key pointer, in my opinion, that plays a big role is our best friend – a book. For those who are visually satisfied, it transforms into a movie.
To that end, I gave the ones that had changed the way I think.
Books, and movies.
In life, I strongly believe that everyone must have the habit of reading books. Here are some books that I’ve read and strongly recommend for you to read – these changed the way I think about life – personal and professional.
If you ask which category these books fall under – there is only one category – ‘Serendipity‘. I just stumbled upon these purely based on coincidence – either somebody recommended it to me or I just found it (or rather the book found me!).
|Title||Author||Notes||Completed||Buy from Amazon|
|Saint, Surfer and CEO||Robin Sharma||14-Jan-16||http://amzn.to/2mzddR9|
|Purple Cow||Seth Godin||30-Jan-16||http://amzn.to/2mzopNY|
|$100 Startup||Chris Guillebeau||March 2016||http://amzn.to/2mX7esf|
|Anything You Want||Derek Sivers||March 2016||http://amzn.to/2lQDqgV|
|Rework||Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson||March 2016||http://amzn.to/2lQHDS4|
|The Art of Non Conformity||Chris Guillebeau||11-May-2016||http://amzn.to/2ndcGI5|
|So Good They Can't Ignore You||Cal Newport||21-July-2016||http://amzn.to/2lQOBGo|
|The Start-up Of You||Reid Hoffman||You are like a start-up. Use your existing resources and ideas to move from where you stand to where you want to be.||26-Nov-2016||http://amzn.to/2ndcQ29|
|The Dip||Seth Godin||20-Jan-17||http://amzn.to/2mXiMvx|
|Crush It||Gary Vaynerchuk||March 2017||http://amzn.to/2mzoNvL|
|The Professional||Subroto Bagchi||A collection of incidents happened in the author's life describing how and who is a true professional.||29-Dec-2013||http://amzn.to/2mXdXm3|
|Mastery||Robert Greene||A collection of articles and life history of people who made it BIG in just one life (reminder: we too all have just one).||28-Feb-2014||http://amzn.to/2mX6eV6|
|Zen and the Art of Happiness||Chris Prentiss||So what, life throws stones at you - it's what you do with those stones that shapes your life!||August 2013||http://amzn.to/2mz9vr2|
|The Shiva Trilogy||Amish Tripathi||What if God was once just a normal human being, like you and me? A story with good values, leadership and suspense.||25-Dec-2014||http://amzn.to/2ndgPeX|