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Best Books To Read In Pandemic-Turn Problem into Opportunity

Updated: Aug 9, 2020

Restrictions are getting being lifted and people have started moving out again. Even though the lockdown has been removed, anxiety and fear still persist. So lets spread some positivity. The situation which we are facing today has been faced by our ancestors. They came out of it and now it's our time. And what's the best way to remove fear from the mind than to read some mind-blowing books on that.

1) Psychology of Pandemic by Steven Taylor.

2) Factfulness by Anna Rosling Rönnlund.

3) Think and grow rich by Napolean Hill

4) Unshakable by Tony Robbins.

5) 48 Laws of power by Robert Greene.


1) Psychology of Pandemic

The logic behind the pandemic.

So first, let's understand whats pandemic, how it has happened in the past. Not from any guru or news media, but from one who is an expert on this topic.


After WHO(World health organization) declared coronavirus as a pandemic. I became aware of this term. And after understanding it, my curiosity increased which lead me to read this book.

This book is all about how pandemic happens and how it can stop. The author Steven Taylor gives the example of the 1920 Spanish flu, which had killed scores of people. Today again a similar situation has cropped up. In which all religious places have closed. And people have to wear a mask before going out.


Occurring of a pandemic is new to our generation, but looking at history, it is not new to the world. Every generation had face pandemic and had succeeded in it, and now it's our time.

1) Don't be negative neither positive. Be logical as saying goes that "Prevention is better than cure". And take advice from official sources. And not from your aunt or uncle.

2) Don't blame each other. Instead of blaming be emphatic to each one around you.

3) Trust the government and don't panic. As panic only increases stress and anxiety, nothing else.


There are some amazing tips in the book. Everyone should read this. Since, as we all are new to this situation. It will improve our knowledge of pandemic and you will not fall prey to rumors


2) Think And Grow Rich

I know many of you must have heard of this book and also read it before, but guys this is the best time to read it again.

I know many of you must have heard of this book and also read it before, but guys this is the best time to read it again. Since written at the time of the great depression.

When people were quite afraid and the unemployment rate was very high.

I hope this situation does not happen today but it has. So re-read this amazing book to get some motivation from a great man. Apart from it, you will get advice on various financial matters. How to write a resume, and most importantly how to live a life in such a crisis. In this book, Hill emphasized on some thoughts that you must be having, if you want to become rich. Here are some of the key takeaways from the book:


The starting point of all achievement is desire. You should have a burning desire to achieve something, you should be passionate about it.

A burning desire to be and to do the same is the starting point from which a dreamer must take off. Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition.”

“Those who win in any undertaking must be willing to burn their ships and cut all sources of retreat. Only by so doing can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win, which is essential to success.”

a.) Specific Goal: Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not enough to say, “I want plenty of money.” Be definite about the amount.”

b.) What you will give in return: Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire.   (There is no such reality as “something for nothing.”)

c.) Set a deadline: Establish a definite period in which you intend to have the money you desire.

d.) Create a plan: Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once. Whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action

e.) Write on paper: Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to get. Give the time limit for its acquisition. State what you intend to give in return for the money. And describe the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.


Faith is a state of mind which can be induced by autosuggestion.” “Faith is a state of mind which may induce, or created, by affirmations. or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of autosuggestion.” "Nothing is impossible to the person who backs desire with enduring faith.” Wealth comes to those who believe that they deserve it and say they are faithful in their thoughts


Suggest something definite and specific to yourself. Like any tool wrongly used can cause harm, but used properly, it can be extremely helpful.

Repeat your plan daily in the morning and evening to yourself slowly it will get into your subconscious mind and you will start seeing results.

But it should not be just saying like a parrot, you need to put a lot of action and hard work too.

Remember - Action is the foundation key to any success


There are two kinds of knowledge. One is general and the other specialized. General knowledge, no matter how great in quantity or variety it may be, is of but little use in the accumulation of money.

It sounds cool ' Jack of all trades, but master of none' but it won't help you at all. It's not intelligence. You don't want a doctor who knows about everything but doesn't specialize in anything.

So take a particular thing in which you are passionate and can get paid also and try to become a master in that.

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3) Unshakable

No one can motivate us better than the world's best motivational speaker. Yes, it's Tony Robbing's book. And it will not only teach you the importance of financial knowledge, but also the importance of happiness.

You are more than the moment. You are more than your economy. You are more than any challenging time you may face. You are soul, spirit, and essence and you are 𝐔𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐤e𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 💪

Book = Unshakable⠀

Author = Tony Robbins (my all-time favorite ❤️) ⠀

Publisher = Simon and Schuster

Intro 💲💲⠀

The book got published in 2016. Since then it has become a New York Times bestseller. We all think that becoming rich is very difficult and only a few can achieve it. This myth got broken 💔 in this book. It's one of the most simplistic and logical books I have ever read on a financial matter. ⠀

Main part 💲⠀

The book provides in-depth strategies and techniques of all world-famous investors The main advice Tony gives to common people is to invest in low-cost index funds. Because of minimizing fees and taxes. And for those who want to become professional. There are four things which you should never forget.

1) 𝗗𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲 (if you lose 50% in the market, you will need 100% gain to recoup your loss) ⠀

2) 𝐀𝐬𝐲𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜 𝐑𝐢𝐬𝐤/𝐑𝐞𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝  (Only risk 1 dollar to gain 5 dollars )

3) 𝐓𝐚𝐱 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 (Tax can take 30 to 50% so always try to reduce it) ⠀

4) 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (Don't put all eggs in one basket diversify into stocks, bonds, countries) ⠀


If you master these four principles and understand the rest of the facts in the book. No bear market or virus 🐻can ever destroy you.

⠀ One of the easiest and simple books I ever read you will enjoy it a lot

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4) Factfulness

Today the majority of people think that the world is getter worse day by day. With the spreading of coronavirus making this myth more obvious. But if we see reality and not the news, we can see that the actual world is getting better day by day. In the whole book, the author challenged various misconceptions that people believe.

Many billionaires like Bill Gates had told in many interviews that we are living in the best time. So don't get depressed by seeing the spread of this virus.

Few are as follows:

1) The Gap instinct

In today's world, there is no difference between the developed and underdeveloped world. This difference was there in 1970- 80 not now. 85% of mankind is already inside the box named "developed world". So don't complain about bad things, the World is actually getting better.

2) The Negative instinct

It talks about our tendency to notice the bad more than good. We are not seeing how many people are recovering daily from coronavirus. But we all notice the death happening every day. To reduce this always look at the statistics.

Bad news sells, that's why the media always shows us negative things about the world.

Things which media won't show are as follows

1) HIV infection reduced from 549 million to 241 million.

2) Child mortality reduced from 44% to 4%.

3) Undernourishment reduced from 28% to 11%.

3) The Straight Line Instinct

The misconception that the world population is Just increasing

The population is not rising because of more children, it's because of more adults and senior people living in the world due to better medical facility and life expectancy

The number of children is under control and is not expected to increase.

4) The Fear Instinct

Now think for a second, which headline will get better attention

  1) Malaria continues to gradually decline.

2) Coronavirus cases are under control and there is no serious threat.


The highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases.

New viruses are taking control of the world.

The majority of people will read the second headline only because we are more prone to negative than positive. And where our attention goes there all advertisers and media companies will go.

That's why negative news shows more than the positive one. So don't fall prey to them.

Such amazing facts are in this book. Since we are so negative and media trying to increase this we should all read this book. It will make our perspective better and more optimistic.


5) 48 laws of power

The world is changing, with the increasing popularity of the work from home to using Artificial robots in the office to rise of 5g internet to emerging of the new law and order and rise of competition in the internet world.

The world is changing. With the increasing popularity of the work from home. To using Artificial robots in the office. To rise of 5g internet. To emerging the new law and order and rise of competition in the internet world.

To rise to power at times. We all need to go back to the basics and understand various laws that govern this entire universe. And there is no better book for that than 48 laws of Power. A great book that will give you a deep insight into human minds. the ideology of Competition, Envyness, and business

Some of the power laws are as follows

1) Learn to stop after getting success.

The greatest danger occurs in the movement of victory.

Remember good luck is more harmful than bad luck. As it deludes us into thinking that we are over smart and forget the role of our friends and luck in the path of success. Never do such a mistake. After succeeding, stop and see how you achieved that.

2) Crush your enemy totally

It means never show mercy to someone who betrayed you. Or wanted to destroy you or has insulted you, even if they apologized for it. People never change if they have done before, chances are they will repeat. Remove them for once and for all.

3) Win through your actions and not arguments

Only fools argue. Remember action speaks louder than words. So always win through them.

4) Always say less than necessary

When trying to impress people with words the more you say the more common you appear. Remember, if your speech is silver, then your silence is golden. Being silent is a priceless gift you can have.

5) Avoid the unhappy and unlucky

Avoid people who are depressed and always complaining about life. Remember, you are a sum of 5 people you spend most of your time. Be sure not to include them in your that list.

"If you want to test a man's character, give him power.”... By Abraham Lincoln

At last guy's power is like a fire if used well it can be your greatest weapon and if used wrong it will burn you.



The situation is very bad after the spread of COVID-19. There are job losses and hatred everywhere. So let's become a fire brigade in that and wash away this fire with our love and respect for people and the world at large.

Stay safe and check out these amazing books like Psychology of Pandemic for understanding more about Pandemic.

Think and Grow Rich and Unshakable for financial knowledge at times of crisis.

Factfulness for seeing the positive side of the world where everyone is just seeing negative news.

48 laws of power for winning at this game of life.

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