Books I’ve read

I figured it’ll be interesting for me to keep track of the books that I’ve read during my Gap Year for my own personal record. The list is not in chronological order. #zareadandlist

  1. To Sell Is Human – The surprising truth about moving others by Daniel H. Pink
    From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind comes a surprising – and surprisingly useful – new book that explores the power of selling in our lives.
  2. The $100 Startup – Reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love, and creat a new future by Chris Guillebeau
    In the $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living.
  3. Breaking Barries: Potraits of inspiring Chinese – Indonesian Women by Aimee Dawis 
    In a largely Islamic Nation that is growing rapidly and constantly in the news, women of Chinese Descent stand tall.
  4. Feminist Fight Club – An office survival manual by Jessica Bennett
  5. Everything About Us (edited) by Sharon Bakar
    Everything About Us showcases writers who have taken part in Malaysia’s longest running literary event Readings@Seksan. once a month, writers come together in the inspiring surroundings of the Seksan Gallery in Bangsr to share their work in front of a live audience, and this third Readings from Readings collection comprises their short stories, microfiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.
  6. Richard Branson: Like A Virgin – Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School by Richard Branson
    In his forty plus years of being an entrepreneur, Richard Branson has done it all, done it his way and learned a lot of lessons along the way. From delivering the perfect pitch, to taking risks and surviving a downturn, this is your guide to success.
  7. On Becoming Fearless – In love, work and life by Arianna Huffington
    Being assertive? Looking fat? Speaking in public? Getting older? Going broke? Are you afraid for your children? Afraid of losing love? Afraid of leading the charge? Women everywhere confront these and many other fears every day. Enter Arianna Huffington, bestselling author, internet entrepreneur, journalist, mother, and one of the most influential people in America.
  8. Malay Ideas on Development – From Feudal Lord to Capitalist by Shaharuddin Maaruf
  9. The Creator’s Code – The six essential skills of extraordinary entrepreneurs by Amy Wilkinson
    Based on in-depth interviews with more than 200 leading entrepreneurs, a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business identifies the six essential disciplines needed to transform your ideas into real-world successes. Each of us has the capacity to spot opportunities, invent products, and build businesses—even $100 million businesses. How do some people turn ideas into enterprises that endure? Why do some people succeed when so many others fail? The Creator’s Code unlocks the six essential skills that turn small notions into big companies. This landmark book is based on 200 interviews with today’s leading entrepreneurs including the founders of LinkedIn, Chipotle, eBay, Under Armour, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, Spanx, Airbnb, PayPal, Jetblue, Gilt Groupe, Theranos, and Dropbox.
  10. Leadership Wisdom From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
    A remarkable step-by-step system that will restore trust, commitment and spirit within your organization while transforming the way you lead your life.
  11. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
    Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership.

    In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg – Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business – draws on her own experience of working in some of the world’s most successful businesses and looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale.

  12.  Think simple: How smart leaders defeat complexity by Ken Segall
    In Think Simple, Apple insider and New York Times bestselling author Ken Segall gives you the tools to Apple’s success – and shows you how to use them. It’s all about simplicity.

    Whether you’re in a multinational corporation or a lean startup, this guide will teach you how to crush complexity and focus on what matters; how to perform better, faster and more efficiently. Combining his insight from Apple with examples from companies across industries all over the world – including Ben & Jerry’s, Whole Foods, Intel and HyundaiCard – Segall provides a simple roadmap for any company to find success.

  13. The storyteller’s secret: How TED speakers and inspirational leaders turn their passion into performance by Carmine Gallo

  14. Shareology: How sharing is powering the human economy by Bryan Kramer

  15. Hamlet’s BlackBerry: Building a good life in the digital age by William Powers
    A crisp, passionately argued answer to the question that everyone who’s grown dependent on digital devices is asking: Where’s the rest of my life? Hamlet’s BlackBerry challenges the widely held assumption that the more we connect through technology, the better. It’s time to strike a new balance, William Powers argues, and discover why it’s also important to disconnect.Part memoir, part intellectual journey, the book draws on the technological past and great thinkers such as Shakespeare and Thoreau. “Connectedness” has been considered from an organizational and economic standpoint—from Here Comes Everybody to Wikinomics—but Powers examines it on a deep interpersonal, psychological, and emotional level. Readers of Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point and Outliers will relish Hamlet’s BlackBerry.