Hi, Hope you are doing well. The book I am recommending today is: David & Goliath: underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants by Malcolm Gladwell. In this book, Gladwell challenges the assumption that to be poorer, weaker, or less skilled is necessarily a disadvantage. He examines what it means to be disadvantaged, why… Continue reading Underdogs, Akala, and Personal Finance
Interview with Manu Pillai
Hi, I hope you are doing well. I am very excited to publish a written interview with Manu Pillai, eminent historian and author of fine books like False Allies, The Ivory Throne, and my favourite, The Courtesan, the Mahatma & the Italian Brahmin in this edition. I ask Manu questions about what he enjoys, how he wrote his first book at… Continue reading Interview with Manu Pillai
Why we should read more fiction
I grew up with a lot of books and a lot of fiction in my house. Be it Gulliver’s Travels, The Panchatantra, ACK’s Mahabharata, I went through the usual books quicker than my parents could buy me new books. Growing up in an academic campus, reading was encouraged and my parents nudged me just the… Continue reading Why we should read more fiction
Archer, Music, and the Imperial Raj
Hi, Hope you are doing well. I find myself going back more and more towards fiction and I read Jeffrey Archer’s ‘Over my dead body’ this weekend. The fourth instalment in the William Warwick series, the book pits Warwick against his arch-nemesis, Miles Faulkner. Written in traditional Archer-esque fashion, this book discards some fantastic characters from… Continue reading Archer, Music, and the Imperial Raj
Thinking about Thinking (x2) and more
From Abhinav’s Newsletter dated September 19, 2021 Hope you are doing well. Today’s book recommendations are: The Undoing Project, by Michael Lewis Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky are two of the greatest behavioural economists (and minds) of our generation. This book, by Michael Lewis, one of my favourite authors looks at the friendship and the co-operation between… Continue reading Thinking about Thinking (x2) and more
Flipkart, Murder, and more
From Abhinav’s Newsletter dated September 26, 2021 Hi, Hope you are doing well. Happy to share that this is the 50th edition of my newsletter. I don’t know if I have added value to you, my dear reader, but I am so glad I have been doing this. Today’s book recommendations are: Big Billion Startup: the Flipkart… Continue reading Flipkart, Murder, and more
What am I doing?
Building in public – this will look great in my autobiography or I will be embarrassed in 2 years As most of you would know by now, I am a content creator trying to build a newsletter, blog, and an instagram account discussing what I love the most – books. Caveat: This post is not… Continue reading What am I doing?