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LEAN IN for Graduates

Sheryl Sandberg


How to Fail at almost Everything and Still Win Big

Scott Adams



Cal Newport


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey


What Color is Your Parachute

Richard N. Bolles


Networking for Nerds

Alaina G. Levine


Zero to One

Peter Thiel



Scott Sonenshein


The Go Giver

Bob Burg and John David Mann


Talk Like Ted

Carmine Gallo


Who Wants to be a Scientist

Nancy Rothwell

Some more useful books...

# Title Author
1 Peak: how all of us can achieve extraordinary things Anders Ericsson ,‎ Robert Pool
2 Lean in - for graduates Sheryl Sandberg

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

Scott Adams
4 Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Cal Newport

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Stephen Covey
6 What Color is Your Parachute? 2018 Richard N. Bolles

Networking for Nerds: Find, Access and Land Hidden Game–Changing Career Opportunities Everywhere

Alaina G. Levine
8 Zero to One: Note on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future Thiel, Peter and Masters, Blake

Stretch : Unlock the Power of Less -and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined

Scott Sonenshein
10 The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea Burg, Bob and Mann, John David
11 Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds Jonathan Schwabish
12 Who Wants to be a Scientist?: Choosing Science as a Career Nancy Rothwell
13 Simply said: communicating better at work and beyond Jay Sullivan
14 Ego is the Enemy: The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent Ryan Holiday
15 Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence Daniel Goleman
16 Creativity Inc. Ed Catmull
17 To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design Henry Petroski
18 The Happiness Advantage Shawn Achor
19 Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Daniel H. Pink
20 Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success Adam Grant
21 Conversational Intelligence Judith E. Glaser
22 The Carpenter: A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All Jon Gordon
23 The Craft of Scientific Writing, 3rd Edition Michael Alley

Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping Our Future

Ashlee Vance
25 Shoot, Dive, Fly: Stories of Grit and Adventure from the Indian Army Rachna Bisht Rawat

The Man Behind the Wheel: How Onkar S. Kanwar Created a Global Giant

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone

Satya Nadella

Mastering Your Phd: Survival And Success In The Doctoral Years And Beyond

Gosling, Patricia and Noordam, Lambertus D.

29 The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change Charles Duhigg
30 Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products Nil Eyal

The Dip: The extraordinary benefits of knowing when to quit (and when to stick)

Seth Godin
32 Tribes: We need you to lead us Seth Godin
33 A Biography of Innovations: From Birth to Maturity R. Gopalakrishnan

What the CEO Really Wants From You: The 4 As for Managerial Success

R. Gopalakrishnan
35 When the Penny Drops: Learning What’s Not Taught R. Gopalakrishnan
36 Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now: Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen
37 Linkedin for Personal Branding: The Ultimate Guide Sandra Long

Navigating the Path to Industry: A Hiring Manager's Advice for Academics Looking for a Job in Industry

M.R. Nelson
39 Meetings Matter: 8 Powerful Strategies for Remarkable Conversations Paul Axtell
40 Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity David Allen

Case Interview Secrets: A Former McKinsey Interviewer Reveals How to Get Multiple Job Offers in Consulting

Victor Cheng
42 Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks Jonathon Schwabish
43 Getting It Done: How to Lead When You're Not in Charge Fisher, Roger and Sharp,‎ Alan

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

Stone, Douglas and Heen, Sheila
45 Discover Your Destiny (Hindi) Robin Sharma
46 The Leader Who Had No Title (Hindi) Robin Sharma
47 The Life and Legacy of G. I. Taylor G.K. Batchelor
48 The Google Story David A. Vise
49 Voyage Through Time: Walks of Life to the Nobel Prize Ahmed Zewail
50 The Design of Everyday Things Don Norman
51 Who Wants to be a Scientist?: Choosing Science as a Career Nancy Rothwell
52 The Last Lecture Randy Pausch
53 Outliers: the story of success Malcolm Gladwell

Winners Never Cheat: Everyday Values We Learned as Children (But May Have Forgotten)

Jon Huntsman

The Gecko's Foot: How Scientists are Taking a Leaf from Nature's Book

Peter Forbes

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)

Garr Reynolds

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

Alex Hutchinson

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

Adam Alter

The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage

Ryan Holiday
60 Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built Duncan Clark
61 Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike Phil Knight
62 A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age Soni, Jimmy and Goodman, Rob
63 Drive and Curiosity: What Fuels the Passion for Science Hargittai, Istvan‎ and Djerassi, Carl
64 Microbe Hunters Kruif, Paul De and Crussi,‎ F. Gonzalez-
65 Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World Rachel Swaby
66 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think Laura Vanderkam
67 Managing the Mental Game Jeff Boss

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Steve Pressfield
69 The Simple Science of Flight Henk Tennekes

The Invention That Changed the World: How a Small Group of Radar Pioneers Won the Second World War and Launched a Technical Revolution

Robert Buderi