Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. – Anna Quindlen
In our attempt to bring different perspectives and enable the NextBigWhat audience to learn new new things, we have started a weekly series (every Tuesday) called ‘Books I Recommend‘. This is the latest installment.
Today, we have Shashank N D, Practo founder and CEO share his recommendations.
My inventions by Nicola Tesla
Nikolas Tesla’s patents and theoretical work helped form the basis of wireless communication and radio.
He is also known for his high-voltage, high-frequency experiments in New York and Colorado Springs, experiments in X-rays, and his ill-fated attempt at intercontinental wireless transmission in his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project.
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Adds Shashank: An autobiography, which gives one an understanding of what Tesla was going through while he came up with his world changing inventions.
Zero to One by Peter Thiel.
The book Zero To One is about nurturing the next big idea to build a valuable global company. The author recalls how certain innovative ideas were incubated and how people behind them dared to dream big and even did realize some of them.
This book also compiles the startups culture as discussed by Peter Thiel in his lecture for Stanford University students in 2012 with details about various other aspects of entrepreneurship.
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Adds Shashank: A classic. First principle thinking at its best.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
‘For most gulls it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.’