Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
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8.2/10
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Non-Fiction , Review / October 24, 2017

Ever wondered about the evolution of the Humans. If you are a FRIENDS fan, you might happen to remember that episode where Phoebe doesn’t believe in evolution, which bothers Ross enough that he feels he has to convince her of the theory. How did out of so many species, humans were the only one that dominated in this Game of Evolution? How the factors like social, natural, ecological, geographical etc affected it? Hoping to find all these answers, I decided to pursue my journey through Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari Review Genre : History, Non-Fiction Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari is a primer on the human existence and its progress right from its dawn to its current shaky supremacy. Sapiens is a personal book. It is not a scholarly documentation of the entire history of humanity. Undoubtedly seems like Harari’s own take and his own version of the events that transpired.It glosses through the different popular ideas in broad strokes on what happened and how, while allowing Harari’s own beliefs and biases to come to a conclusion as to which is the definitive and the most probable explanation. Sapiens deals with major shifts through out history –…

The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
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7.3/10
The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara
Non-Fiction , Review / October 18, 2017

While surfing through a book store few days back, I saw the book The motorcycle diaries by Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. Immediately decided to read it. I wanted to know more about Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara then knowing him just as a revolutionary figure and as a Graffiti on t-shirts of people who sometimes don’t even know who he is. This novel is a travel journal of Ernesto. Narrative from his travel diary. Don’t expect a great revelation regarding what lead him to become a revolutionary icon, or any political insights etc. But this will give you a hint of his persona. It reflects the experiences of two carefree riders, about their journey through the South American continent which later proved crucial in making Ernesto what he was. A legend. The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara Review Genre :  Non-Fiction , Travelogue The Book is a travelogue by Ernesto in it’s most natural form. Two friends on one fine day decide an impromptu journey toNorth America on their mighty motorcycle La Pedrosa II. And the deal was sealed laid on the foundation of improvisation and passion for travel. The adventures they encounter during this trip, written by Ernesto, is what this book…

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
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8.3/10
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Non-Fiction , Review / September 23, 2017

Having a financial Literacy is one of the prime thing to have in current times. I never had the proper concept of assets and liability in a way to understand how they were the source of my financial stability. Until I read this Book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. Although I would say that I should have read this book , that way I wouldn’t have made the mistakes which I did while making financial decisions. This book won’t exactly give you tricks and techniques to make money. But it will definitely help you widen your perspective, give you an overview of how and where to start and also where you might be going wrong. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki Review Genre : Personal Finance Non-Fiction It reads like a personal finance book which basically challenges you to change the way you think about money. It starts with the early fictitious story of Robert Kiyosaki who is influenced by two people – His Real father and the Rich Dad (His friend’s father). While his real dad was well educated yet financially very weak, the rich dad was a millionaire even after being a drop out from…

Great by Choice by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen
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7.3/10
Great by Choice by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen
Non-Fiction , Review / September 2, 2017

I am not a very big fan of books on management or the ones that deal with personality development, though once in a while its worth exploring the genre. Specially when the book is written by someone well renowned like Jim Collins. His first book Built to last which was about myths, insights and practical guidance to build a visionary companies which stand against the testimony of time, was a best seller.It was very well researched and had great insights and as it turns up, so is the book Great by Choice. Great by Choice by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen Review Genre : Non-Fiction (Management) Ever wondered what makes great leaders great? What makes them take the right decisions at the right time and build their companies into huge empires ? Great by choice tries to answer this question while also considering an additional detail. What makes great leaders great in the face of volatility and  turbulence? What do these people (whom the book calls 10x ers) do differently in uncertain and difficult times that seem to debilitate their competitors in the industry? The book considers many cases where the 10x ers charged ahead and benefited from times…