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23 BOOKS FOR 2023

23 Books for 2023" 👇is a list of recommended reads for the upcoming year. Whether you're looking to expand your knowledge, improve your personal development, or simply escape into a good story, this list has something for everyone.

Get ahead of the game and explore our top picks for the upcoming year, and add some of the most exciting literature of 2023 to your reading list today!"

1) Delivering happiness Tony Hsieh

This book is a memoir of Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Zappos. The company was an American online shoe and clothing retailer that started in 1999. Tony later became the CEO of the company when the company's sales were $1.2 million. By 2009, the company's sales had surpassed $1 billion, and it was later acquired by Amazon.

Zappos was in a very bad condition in 1999 when he became CEO; no one was ready to invest in the company, and it was on the verge of bankruptcy. Tony concentrated on rejuvenating the company culture, making it the No. 1 priority, and making customer service the responsibility of the entire company and not just a department. All this and many other things led Zappos to become a billion-dollar company.


2) The luck factor Brian Tracy

"The Luck Factor" is a book by Brian Tracy that explores the concept of luck and how it plays a role in people's lives. According to Tracy, luck is not a matter of chance, but rather a result of one's thoughts and actions. He argues that successful people are able to create their own luck through a combination of hard work, persistence, and positive thinking.

Tracy also discusses the importance of setting goals and taking action towards achieving them, as well as the role that attitude plays in determining one's level of luck. He cites examples from his own life and the lives of others to illustrate his points, and offers practical tips for how readers can apply these principles in their own lives.

Overall, "The Luck Factor" is a motivating and inspiring read that encourages readers to take control of their lives and create their own luck


3) Principles by Ray Dalio

Principles" is a book by Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, one of the world's largest and most successful hedge funds. In the book, Dalio shares the principles that he has used to achieve success in both his personal and professional life.

The book is organized into three main sections: "Life Principles," "Work Principles," and "Investment Principles." In the "Life Principles" section, Dalio discusses his beliefs about how to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, including the importance of setting goals, developing a strong sense of purpose, and seeking out new experiences and challenges.

The "Work Principles" section of the book focuses on how to succeed in one's career, including the importance of building strong relationships, being open to criticism and feedback, and continuously learning and improving.

Overall, "Principles" is a comprehensive and thought-provoking book that offers valuable insights and practical advice for anyone looking to achieve success in their personal and professional life.


4) The courage to be happy by Ichiro Kishimi

The entire book is in dialogue form between the philosopher & youth, divided into 5 parts. The youth started his conversation by expressing his growing frustration with his students. He complained that despite giving his best efforts students do not listen to him. As the conversation digs deeper the philosopher told that the main reason for his unhappiness is not the students or anyone else but himself. The reason is that he does not have the 'Courage to be happy" and from here real discussion begins.


I always like follow-up books and this was one of many best self-help books I have read so far. The whole idea of the book is "you can't be happy unless you're self-reliant' which resonates with me well. It's a helpful book for anyone trying to understand psychology, loneliness & friendship.


5) Why We Sleep by Mattew Walker

"Why We Sleep" is a book by Matthew Walker, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. In the book, Walker explores the science of sleep and its importance for both physical and mental health.

In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of the science of sleep, Walker also offers practical tips for how to improve sleep hygiene and get a better night's rest.

Overall, "Why We Sleep" is a fascinating and informative read that emphasizes the vital role that sleep plays in overall health and well-being.


6) The book of Rumi

"The Book of Rumi" is a collection of poems and teachings by the 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. Rumi's poetry is known for its deep spiritual insights and universal themes and has been translated into many languages.

The poems in "The Book of Rumi" cover a wide range of topics, including love, God, the soul, and the journey of the self. Rumi's writing is often characterized by its use of vivid imagery, profound emotion, and a sense of mystery and wonder.


7) Wings of fire by Apj Abdul Kalam

"Wings of Fire" is an autobiography by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India. In the book, Kalam shares his personal journey from growing up in a small village in India to become one of the country's most renowned scientists and leaders.

In addition to recounting his professional achievements, Kalam also shares his thoughts on leadership, education, and the role of science in society. Throughout the book, he emphasizes the importance of hard work, determination, and the pursuit of excellence.

Overall, "Wings of Fire" is an inspiring and thought-provoking read that offers a unique perspective on India's history and the life of a man who made significant contributions to the country's development.


8) ) Orwell Collection by George Orwell

The "Orwell Collection" is a collection of works by George Orwell, a British writer and journalist known for his political and social commentary. Orwell is best known for his novels "Nineteen Eighty-Four" and "Animal Farm," which are both included in the collection

In addition to these two novels, the "Orwell Collection" may also include other works by Orwell, such as his essays, journalism, and other writings. Overall, the collection offers a glimpse into the mind of one of the most influential writers of the 20th century and his vision of a society in which freedom and truth are under constant threat.


99) Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

The Autobiography of a Yogi is a spiritual autobiography of Paramahansa Yogananda, a Hindu guru who introduced millions of Westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga.

The book covers Yogananda's life from his childhood in rural India, through his education and spiritual training, to his time as a traveling monk and teacher in the United States. Along the way, Yogananda shares stories of his encounters with various saints and mystics, as well as his own experiences with spiritual enlightenment. '

The book is considered a classic of spiritual literature and has been translated into many languages


10) A promised land by Barack Obama

A Promised Land is the first volume of Barack Obama's presidential memoirs. In the book, Obama chronicles his life up until the end of his first term as President of the United States.

He discusses his upbringing, his political career before becoming president, and the challenges and triumphs he faced during his time in office. Obama also reflects on the significant events of his presidency, including the financial crisis, the Affordable Care Act, and foreign policy challenges such as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The book received widespread praise for its candid and thoughtful portrayal of Obama's time in office.


11) Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

The Compound Effect is a self-help book written by Darren Hardy that argues that small, consistent actions can lead to significant results over time.

Hardy uses examples from his own life and the lives of successful people to illustrate how the compound effect can be harnessed to achieve personal and professional goals. He suggests that to take advantage of the compound effect, individuals should focus on daily habits, set clear goals, and avoid making excuses.

The book also includes practical tips for implementing these strategies in one's own life


12) Tuesday with Morris by Mitch Albom

"Tuesdays with Morrie" is a memoir by Mitch Albom about his relationship with his sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz. Albom reconnects with Morrie after seeing him on a television news program, and begins visiting him on Tuesdays while Morrie is dying of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease).

During their meetings, Morrie imparts to Albom his unique insights on life and death, and the two have deep conversations about love, family, and forgiveness.

The book was a bestseller and has been adapted into a stage play and a film.


13) The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant

"In 'The almanack of naval ravikant, author Eric Jorgenson delves into the mind of successful entrepreneur Naval, uncovering the secrets to his wealth-building strategies, unique perspective on the power of productizing yourself, and philosophies on happiness and success.

Through an in-depth interview, Naval shares his own personal story and offers valuable insights on topics such as playing the long-term game, the distinction between intention and action, and the dangers of money lust. He also encourages readers to view their struggles as valuable experiences to include in their "resumes" and to make the hard choices that lead to a more fulfilling life.

In addition to Naval's wisdom, the book also presents concepts such as the importance of a long-term perspective and the power of action over the intention.

Filled with unique, realistic, and inspiring thoughts, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to unlock their true potential and master the art of success and fulfillment."


14) Biography of failed venture by Prashant Desai

It was a unique book that I read. You can foresee the justification from the title of the book. I have read dozens of autobiographical stories that go from a bad childhood, finding a passion, struggle & rejection, and finally success.

However, this was the total opposite. Here, the author had great wealth that he put in his startup just to become more wealthy and without a clear idea of running a business. The startup was abruptly failed and the author lost millions of his life-saving wealth in just 2 years.

The story was an eye-opener for me. One thing which I comprehended was that we can never be satisfied. If we get what we want we desire more. More money, more likes more comments, etc. This desire can

ruin us if we don't see the effects of it's.


15) Finding my virginity by Richard Branson

"Finding My Virginity" is a memoir by Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group. In the book, Branson reflects on his life and career and shares stories from the early days of Virgin to the present day.

He discusses the challenges he faced as an entrepreneur, the lessons he learned along the way, and his vision for the future of the Virgin brand.

The book also covers Branson's philanthropic efforts and his adventures in extreme sports.


16) Never Split the Difference

"Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It" is a book by Christopher Voss, a former FBI hostage negotiator.

In the book, Voss shares his expertise in negotiation and communication and explains how to use proven tactics to achieve win-win outcomes in personal and professional settings.

He teaches readers how to build trust, find common ground, and effectively handle difficult situations. The book is based on Voss's experience as a negotiator and includes practical examples and case studies.


17) Innovators dilemma by Clayton Christensen

"The Innovator's Dilemma" is a business book written by Clayton Christensen that discusses the concept of disruptive innovation.

In the book, Christensen argues that established companies are often resistant to new technologies or business models that challenge their existing products and markets.

As a result, they may miss out on opportunities for growth and may eventually be overtaken by smaller, more agile competitors.

Christensen suggests that companies can avoid this "innovator's dilemma" by being proactive in adopting new technologies and by creating separate business units to pursue disruptive opportunities. The book has had a significant impact on the business world and is considered a classic in the field of innovation.


18) Who says elephant can't dance by Lou Gerstner

"Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?" is a memoir by Lou Gerstner, the former CEO of IBM.

In the book, Gerstner discusses his experience turning around IBM during a time when the company was facing significant challenges.

He shares his leadership approach anhis strategic decisionsde to revitalize IBM, including streamlining the company's operations and embracing the internet.

The book also covers Gerstner's personal journey and his thoughts on business and leadership. It is considered a valuable resource for anyone interested in corporate turnarounds and the history of IBM.


19) The mindset by Carol Dweck

"Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" is a book by Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist, that discusses the concept of mindset and its role in personal and professional development.

In the book, Dweck distinguishes between a fixed mindset, in which people believe their qualities are fixed and cannot be changed, and a growth mindset, in which people believe they can improve and develop through effort and learning.

Dweck argues that a growth mindset is essential for success and provides practical strategies for cultivating it. The book has been widely influential and has been praised for its insights into motivation and personal development.


20) Play nice but win by Michael Dell

Michael dell brought an Apple 2 model at the age of 13 years from his own pocket money. He dismantle the entire PC to see how it works the same he did with an IBM computer. That is how he discovered various pros & cons of P.C and made his computer in his college dorm room and an exhilarating journey of DELL.Inc began from then.

That’s the story of Michael Dell, whose book takes us on a riveting journey from the dorm room at the University of Texas to the boardroom of one of the world’s largest tech companies.

If you ask me what I like in a memoir? It's not how rich or popular the person is or how short or long the book is. It is the simplicity of thoughts & honesty in words that captivates me a lot.

The book is very in-depth comprising all his life journey. So many vital business & leadership lessons are there which I can't even count.

A well-crafted autobiography detailing Michael Dell's first five decades, packed with insight, wit, and hard-earned wisdom, and lastly it's one of my best books of 2021.


21) Why I am an atheist by Bhagat Singh

"Why I am an Atheist" is a treatise written by Bhagat Singh, an Indian independence activist who is considered a national hero in India.

In the treatise, Singh explains his reasons for rejecting religion and advocating for atheism. He argues that religion is not necessary for moral behavior and that it has been used to oppress and exploit people throughout history.

The treatise was written while Singh was in prison and was published after his execution in 1931. It remains a controversial and influential work in India and has been widely debated and discussed.


22) Think again by Adam Grant

The book is based & concentrates on the vision of re-thinking. Reevaluating our old beliefs in a new way reinforces the importance of rethinking and highlights the perils of not revisiting one’s idea.

The author elucidates the concepts and then shows us how to apply these rethinking principles to all walks of life. From dealing with prejudices, education, organizational behavior, listening and questioning, career planning, dealing with conflict and disagreements, and avoiding overconfidence.

The best part of the book was that it was the original work of the author and not some statistics and references. The author has done hundreds of experiments and has jotted down the conclusion in this book. The best chapter for me was the "Joy of being wrong" in which the author shows how being wrong is a good sign and it means you are learning.


23) Skin in the Game" is a book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Skin in the Game" is a book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a statistician, philosopher, and author. In the book, Taleb discusses the concept of skin in the game, which refers to the idea that people should be personally invested in the outcomes of their actions.

Taleb argues that skin in the game is a crucial element of fairness and accountability and that it is often lacking in modern society. He uses examples from various fields, including economics, politics, and history, to illustrate his points. The book has been well-received and has been praised for its insights into risk, uncertainty, and decision-making.

One of the best book to read in 2023.



"With this diverse selection of books, you'll be sure to find something that piques your interest and helps you reach your reading goals in 2023.

We hope this list will help you reach your reading goals, expand your knowledge and make the most of your personal development in the coming year.

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