Category: Book Reviews

[Book 9/52] Animal Farm by George Orwell

[Book 9/52] Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm is the first Allegorical novella I have read. It’s based on the Russian Revolution of 1917. I feel there cannot be a simpler way to explain this revolution in a simpler way.

Although the whole resemblance to the revolution with actual names in real life has been shown in the Wikipedia Page, I would like to mention few characters that I liked.

Boxer: His loyalty, determination, and strength were commendable. Although his contribution to building the Windmill even after it had been destroyed multiple times, he ensured it was built. Sadly, his during his death, he was not even honored with due respect. Instead, he was sold to a knacker in exchange of some whiskey.

Benjamin: “Life will go on as it has always gone on—that is, badly.” A quote by the oldest and the wisest in the Animal Farm. What he quoted was true. The revolution never motivated him, and as always he remained cynical. He is a perfect example of someone with wisdom but lacks the motivation to control events for the betterment of others. We cannot blame him much also regarding this.

Squealer: Without his ability to tell a story by twisting the facts, it would not be possible to sustain the operation in the farm. I hated him when he twisted the facts about Boxer death. Boxer deserved a high respect for his hard work on the Windmill.

A quick and easy read novel. Read this book if you would like to understand a simple way of how a revolution works.

You can find the book here on Goodreads.

[Book 8/52] How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Review

[Book 8/52] How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Review

All my life I have been worried about many aspects of my life and that has probably caused a steady hair fall.

We can find many friends who have always advised us not to worry. The fact is neither they nor us know how to stop worrying. It’s not a like a switch where you can switch Off the worry Button. Of course there those who have mastered it but there a lot many who think they have mastery over it. I being one if them.

This book has been a pivotal point in my life, which not bring the hair I lost or the lines on my forehead. But from now on I can confidently express myself and be carefree. Dale Carnegie has done a Fabulous job in explaining how not to worry and has illustrated many methods, out of which we can adopt few.

While reading this book, you might feel this is common sense, but it’s not as easy to apply as it may seem. For anyone who is thinking to read this book, please hand in there till the last page of the book.

Who should read this book? If you think you are a person who victimises himself or herself and constantly dwells over the last or is obsessed with some situation that you have no control over. How to stop worrying and start living is a book for you.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living has changed my life and will go into the section of my favourite reads.

You can find the book here on Goodreads.

[Book 6/52]Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

[Book 6/52]Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari describes the current scenario of modern dating and relationship with surprising statistics. For a person from the Analytics and lack of humor, this book has been filled with insights. I would not believe half of what he said if it was not backed up by some solid statistics.

The dating scenario now has a lot more channels of communications, and with these new emerging challenges, things get more complicated. There new ways of expressing love in different ways but patience to stick on to one relation is short lived. Aziz in his last chapters mentions how important it is to treat all the communication from different channels equally important and avoid getting into the trap of playing games.

What I took away from this book were a little sense of humor and grew a bit more intelligence on how to sustain a relationship. Of course, there are other things in the book, but it’s difficult for me to consume that sort of information.

Not a must read, but if you do enjoy good humor and some sexy statistics about relations, this book is for you.

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[Book 5/52]Choose Yourself by James Altucher

[Book 5/52]Choose Yourself by James Altucher

I am officially a Chooseyourself-er. James is an author who is relevant to this generation. He speaks in a language that connects with the current generations and what they need to pick themselves up and get onto doing things on their terms.

James brings out an interesting perspective of how three other bodies exist in alongside other bodies such as the emotional body, the mental body, and the spiritual body. There four bodies together must be nurtured. If we cannot do this, we get lost into an infinite space of clutter, and we become clueless of what is missing in life.

Like many other life changing books I read, James also brings out the power of habit, and it works like a domino effect and gives you results which are unimaginable.

I urge you to pick up this book and read as quickly as possible. Plus its an easy read.

Goodluck in becoming a Chooseyourself-er!

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[Book 4/52] Leading Digital Turning Technology into Business Transformation

[Book 4/52] Leading Digital Turning Technology into Business Transformation

We are in an age where digital technologies are going to transform our lives drastically. If multinational companies do not think of being “Digital First” they are going reduce their performance gradually. They need to leverage the digital technologies and transform their businesses.

You can read this book you are into Presales, Technology Consulting or a Leader in your organisation that is looking for kick starting their Digital Transformation Journey.

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[Book 3/52] The One Thing: The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results by Gary Keller

[Book 3/52] The One Thing: The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results by Gary Keller

The first chapter seemed like “gyan”, but as I started reading the other chapters, it became fascinating. This book has a framework that will help you narrow down to that one thing you need to do today. This one thing can be anything of your choice. It can be that one thing you need to make your health better or particular personal project you want to start or quit your job or plan for that trip you have always planning.

The framework Gary provided is simple and in line with Socrates philosophy. It helps you deconstruct that vague idea in your head and help you take that step to do that one thing that can help you reach your goals.

This book is for those who want to start any personal project which is just a vague idea in your head.

You can find this book here on Goodreads.