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52 books to read in 52 weeks (2022) on productivity and personal development

It’s finally here I want this list to publish in the new year but not able to publish this on the 1st Jan 2022, but here are the 52 books to read in 52 weeks.

But most people also have lots of questions about how to read a book or which one he should pick. The first thing is this least is made for me not primarily for you.

You are might be in a different phase in your life, your requirements might be different from mine. I am not recommending you to read all those 52 books in 52 weeks in 2022. Even I am not quite sure that I will able to read 1 book a week so this last primarily for me.

I have written a small description of the book so that you can understand the book and why you should read that book.

If you want to read a book on this list you can read at your own speed there is no challenge of reading in a week or two.

If you want to purchase something from the link then you can purchase using those links and I will get an affiliated commission on those purchases with no extra cost to you.

And there is no need to finish the book, if you are not able to finish the book, it’s the book that should attract you to read the book. You will be surprised to know that the previous year I only completed 4 books reading.

12 books to read in 12 months version of the article.

Table of Contents

52 Books in 52 weeks in 2022

1. Positivity Personality Profile by Dr. Robert A. Rohm

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This book will tell you about your personality, how people respond and how someone can improve their personality with the help of the D-I-S-C system. Dr. Robert A. Rohm is the president of Personality Insights, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia. This book talks about the personality type, gives the key differences between people.

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2. Rest By Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, PhD

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Everyone needs rest but some people take rest for granted or overvalue the importance of sleep. Here the author of the book, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, talks deeply about taking rest and sleep. One of the sharpest Strategists of silicon valley shows you, success doesn’t need longer and harder hours. Most people think you have to work harder, sleepness night to become more successful. If you think then you should read the book to under what the author want to convey here.

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3. Leaders eat last By Simon Sinek

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A leader is best when when people barely know he exists, when work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves –Lau tzu

One of the prolific writers, best-selling author Simon Sinek, talks about the marine corps office, who they sacrifice their life. How leader should build their relationship with their team. As he is said,

Leadership is not a rank, it is a responsibility. Leadership is not about being in charge, it is about taking care of those in your charge. —Simon sinek

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4. How to Friend and influence people By Dale Carnegie

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How to Friend and influence people By Dale Carnegie
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it’s kinda obvious thing people, but everyone is not good at making friends or building a relationship. But Dale Carnegie told Six ways to make people like you, Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment in their book. This is not only about friends and how to influence them, but it’s also a great book about relationships in general.

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5. Almanack of noval ravikant by Eric jorgenson

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Naval Ravikant is an Indian-American entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder, chairman, and former CEO of AngelList. Eric, the author of a book compiled all the tweets of naval and their thought process, mixed that ideology into a book. Definite read. The book naval talks about a wide range of topics like wealth, freedom, philosophy, happiness, and building judgment.

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6. Steal like an artist By Austin Kleon

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One of my favorite books. Austin Kleon talks about creativity and how authors used to think and create their best pieces. I am not giving your spoilers but this is the best book to read and it will take 3-4 hours to read but I would recommend not to read in one day. I don’t want to talk about it so much because, 🤗

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7. Think and grow rich By Napoleon Hill

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Napoleon hill was an American journalist, lecturer and author. This book is first published in 1937 and it’s among the successful self-help books of all time. Napoleon talks about the 13 principles to become successful. These books will help in your career, improve your persuasive power and love-lasting relationship. In this book, he talks about desire, faith, autosuggestion, specialized knowledge, imagination, organized planning, decision, persistence, subconscious mind, and many more.

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8. Rich dad and poor dad By Robert Kiyosaki

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This book is one of the fundamental books about personal finance and financial literacy. Robert Kiyosaki explains in a simple way explaining building wealth through investing in assets, real estate investing, starting and owning businesses, as well as increasing one’s financial intelligence. This is the first book I read.

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9. Intelligent investor By Benjamin Graham

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Benjamin Graham, investor, the guru of warren buffet, and author of the book, talks about value investing in this book. This book is widely popular in the investing category. This book gives strategies on how to become successful using value investing in the stock market.

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10. Rework By jason Fried & David Hansson

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The new way of looking and running businesses. The author of the book rework talks about the new of thinking about the business. The book talks about progress in the business, competitor, productivity, evolution, promotion, hiring, damage control, culture, and many more things. I wrote an article about learning from mistakes titled, “Learn From Your Mistakes — A Chaos”.

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11. Eat like an frog By Brian Tracy

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Eat that frog back on the concept of priorities your work and getting your work done easily and stopping procrastinating. This book revolves around the concept of getting your most important work done in your day or life. Brain Tracy takes the concept of mark twin and takes every task as a frog and you have to eat that frog. You can read the summary of the book.

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12. The psychology of money By Morgan Housel

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Money—The one thing everyone requires. Morgan housel talks about how our mind works in terms of money, how to become wealthy and stay wealthy, how luck can be a factor for your success and talks about how rich doesn’t mean wealthy, money is not important if you can’t sleep at a time and many more thing. Definitely one of the best books published in 2021.

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13. Show your work By Austin Kleon

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Again From the author Austin kleon, a book about self-promotion and how someone shows their work to the work to get recognition. In the 10 chapters, Austin told you how to think, tell good stories and craft your best work to show the work. Like the previous book from the author, it’s also small, combined with quotes and illustrations and a couple of hours to read.

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14. The courage to be disliked

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This book demonstrates how to unlock the person you want to be and how to be courageous to onto that path. This book is a talk between a philosopher and a young man. The phyllosphere explains how someone can be truly what the person wants to become by developing courage in themselves. This book takes the ideology of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th-century psychology alongside Freud and Jung.

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15. May you should talk to someone

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This book will see a different side of a coin and different perspectives to see a world, different viewpoints, and scenarios of life. This book tells you about a therapist, who also taking therapy from another therapist because of some disturbance in their personal and professional life. You should read this book at least once.

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16. Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds By David goggins

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Mindset everything you need to accomplish anything. In this book, the author of the book David Goggins shows childhood poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse. but with self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work he was able to able to transform their lives from an overweight young man into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world’s top endurance athletes.

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17. Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success By Adam grant

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This book will tell you that helping others can make you a successful person. Give and Take opens up an approach to work, interactions, and productivity that is nothing short of revolutionary. In this book, Adam Grant tells you that you should help others, and with help from those people, you can become a successful person.

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18. Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously By osho

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Osho is one of the best-known spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. In this book, Osho talks about courage. And how courage is not the absence of fear it’s the total presence of fear. This deeply discusses the fear, how it originates and how to understand them. Osho specially designed a mediation technique to help people to fight fear and that is in this book.

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19. How to find fulfilling work

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Roman krznaric is a cultural thinker and one of the founding members of The school of life. This book will help you to find the work that makes you happy and bring you steps to take to find a job that truly makes you happy and energetic. This will ask you lots of questions about your carer and the about the work you are doing making you happy or not.

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20. Work Rules! By Laszlo Bock

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More than 1,50,000 unique applications are received every year in Google. Laszlo Bock, the author of the book leads google’s people to function where he managed more than 50,000 employees. This book tells you about Google, how it attracts young talent around the world. Work rules offer a philosophical way of looking at the new work of work and how to attract talents.

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21. Tools of titan By Tim Ferriss

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This book is the craft of the podcast called “Tim Ferris show” by the author himself. Where he asks in the podcast specific question to the most successful people in the world and complies with all those things in the book. This book talks about health, wealth, wisdom from the best mind in the world. Definitely read.

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22. 4-hour workweek By Tim Ferriss

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Another book by the author Tim Ferris. This book changes the way of working by outsourcing, ways of handling business and working long hours. Tim talks about how someone can outsource small things or not personal involvement things and achieve more working less. You can work from anywhere with any questions.

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23. The subtitle art of not giving f*ck

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This book helps you the Meaning of happiness which lies in life struggles and experiences. This book has 9 chapters and Mark uses many of his personal experiences to draw struggle, which he argues, a better approach than constantly trying to be happy.

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24. IKiGAI By HĂ©ctor GarcĂ­a

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The book is about the Japanese secret to a long and happy life. According to the Japanese everyone has Ikigai, a reason for living where passion, mission, vocation, and profession mix together. This book talks about the residents of Japan, the world’s long-living people, and their key to a happier and longer life.

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25. 5 am club By Robin sharma

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Working up early in the morning can benefit you a lot and also has lots of impact on your life. The 5 am club helps you to build a morning routine that will maximize your productivity and boost your health. I don’t want to talk about it much because,

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26. The power of the subconscious mind

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This book shows how changing your thoughts can improve your life. Using practical methods the author, Dr. Joseph Murphy, the power of your subconscious mind changes your thoughts towards job, money, relationships. This book was first published in 1963 and read by millions of people.

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27. Thinking fast and slow

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The way you think, the way you act. This book will introduce you to two types of thinking fast and slow. How you can use these two types of systems while thinking? and how you react to it? The author Israeli psychologist Daniel Kahneman takes many examples to understand it. Definite read, it will impact your thinking process.

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28. The defining decade

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20s is the defining decade for all of us, we found our goals, job, and what we want to do in our life. The way you use these years, the way you became. Author Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay showcases real-life stories to show us how work, relationships, personality, social networks, identity, and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood. Highly recommend it to those who are in their 20s or figuring out their life.

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29. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People By Stephen R. Covey

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In this book, the author Stephen R. Covey shows 7 habits that make you a successful person and achieve your goals in your life. In those 7 habits, he told many concepts that you can use to maximize your output. Those habits are, “Be proactive”, “Begin with the end in mind”, “Put first things first”, “Think to win–win”, “Seek first to understand, then to be understood”, “Synergize” and “Sharpen the saw”.

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30. Man Search for meaning

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In this book, the author victor Frankl shared his experience as a prisoner and how a prisoner thinks about their life, for a long time. “How was everyday life reflected in the mind of the average prisoner?. This book will help you to find your purpose in your life and unlock your thoughts.

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31. The richest man in Babylon

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babylon is the richest city in the ancient civilization, this book is a collection of parables or short stories distributed by US banks. The book told how a poor scribe became the richest man in Babylon. This book introduces steps to becoming a wealthy person, how you pay your debts, how you make money, how you save money, and many principles. I also wrote an article titled: A 90-year-old book is still relevant now on financial management.

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32. Do epic shit By ankur warriko

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Ankur Warikoo is an entrepreneur and content creator who gives his thoughts on money, investing, success, failure, relationships, and other aspects of life. This is a national bestseller after a few days’ release in India and becomes the #1 best seller in India.

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33. Attitude is everything By Jeff Keller

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If you want to become successful in your life then start with your attitude. The way your attitude towards things, the way you behave like. if you dream of something to do then you can do it. The author, Jeff Kellar discusses attitude and how it shapes your path to success.

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34. 4000 weeks By Oliver Burkeman

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On average a person lives only 4000 weeks according to author Oliver brakeman, the way you spend your days is going to be a curse or become the most beautiful gift. The author takes us to become more productive and effective with our time. how you can effectively use your time in your week including holidays, lazy Monday, holiday seeking Saturdays.

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35. The power of habit By Charles Duhigg

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The habits tell the person you will become. You have to have habits that will contribute to helping your life to become better. In the book power of habit, Charles Duhigg talks about much research done by scientists on how habits are formed, how you can break a habit, and introduce “the habit loop”.

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36. Better Than Before By Gretchen Rubin

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Most people compare them according to other people. But the author of the book, Gretchen Rubin, tells with practical steps how you can change your lives by changing your habits and more importantly form a habit that will last forever.

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How to get back on track after slipping on a habit.

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37. Tiny habits

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How tiny habits can make big difference? Instead of making big difference or thinking of doing we should start with quick wins – and embed new, tiny habits into our everyday routines. The world expert on this is Silicon Valley legend BJ Fogg, a pioneering research psychologist who told in the book how you can make changes that are simple to achieve and sticky enough to last.

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38. Deep work

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Deep work is when you work with any distraction. cal Newport author of the book told how deep work will make you better at what you do, let you achieve more in less time, and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from the mastery of a skill. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive economy.

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39. Zero to one

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This book contains notes on startups as taught by Thiel at Stanford University in Spring 2012. This book tells you about startups, about Paypal mafias. Peter Andreas Thiel is a German-American billionaire entrepreneur and venture capitalist. A co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies, and Founders Fund, he was the first outside investor in Facebook. He was ranked No. 4 on the Forbes Midas List of 2014, according to Wikipedia.

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40. Boundaries

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Setting boundaries to when to say yes and when to say no. It’s important for relationships, friendships, work, family. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, these nine interactive sessions can make a life-changing difference. Drawing on principles from the Bible.

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41. Beyond the last blue mountain

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This is a biography of an industrial tycoon J.R.D Tata written by R.M Lala. The book is divided into four parts: Part I deals with the early years, from J.R.D’s birth in France in 1904 to becoming chairman of tatas. How he went to India’s largest industrial conglomerate, at the age of thirty-four. Inspiring stories of one of the greatest men.

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42. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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Identifing the essential things to do in your life whether it’s work, relationship, or anything. Greg McKeown, CEO of a Leadership and Strategy agency in Silicon Valley tells how you can achieve more while doing less and do the essential things in your life that matters. He also run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook.

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43. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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The humans are evolving through these years. Yuval Noah Harari, the author shows the brief history of mankind from the stone age to going up the twentieth century. This is the most read book to understand how we are changing by the time and evolving from those years. BIll gates ranked Sapiens among his ten favorite books, and Mark Zuckerberg also recommended it.

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44. How to stop worrying and start living

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the author of the book Dale Carnegie wrote that he was one of the unhappiest people in New York. He said that he made himself sick with worry because he hated his position in life, which he attributes to wanting to figure out how to stop worrying. This book will tell you how you can have an enjoyable and happiest life.

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45. start with why

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In this book, the author, Simon Sinek, takes two human behavior “manipulation and inspiration”. This book is primarily focused on leadership and someone can find the purpose in life and business. This book talks about the importance of taking the risk and going against the status quo to find solutions to global problems.

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46. The miracle morning

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This book talks about the importance of waking up early and using your morning time in the right direction to transform your life. if you want to become more healthy? happier? with a better relationship? more money with less stress? then this book will tell you the secret to transforming your life.

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47. The alchemist

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One of the great stories is about how a young man discovers a treasure which he dreamed about with lots of lessons in it. Paulo Coelho wrote The Alchemist in only two weeks in 1987. He explained that he was able to write at this pace because the story was “already written in [his] soul. This book is more a self-help book rather than a novel.

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48. Work the system

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Sam Carpenter, the author of the book, Make a simple adjustment in your mind that will change your life forever. Manage the systems that work for you and produce results in your business and your life. Maximize your efficiency and productivity with biological and mechanical “prime time”. Design the life you want to create in the real world.

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49. You are badass

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The author of the book shows how you can stop doubting yourself and start living your world with practical and easy-to-use steps to become more efficient and productive throughout the day.

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50. tata stories

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#Tatastories is a collection of little-known tales of individuals, events, and places from the Tata Group that have shaped the India we live in today. like, twice as large as Kohinoor diamond. meeting a ‘relatively unknown young monk’ who later went on to be known as Swami Vivekananda; a photograph that Kalpana Chawla carried along with her on her first mission into space; the fascinating story of the first-ever Indian team at the Olympics etc.

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51. Think like a monk

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Jay Shetty, the author of the book he drew attention to the time when he was a monk he practiced steps that anyone can take every day to live a meaningful life. The “think like a monk” reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits to calm and purpose in your life.

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52. The hard thinking about hard things

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This book gives essential advice on building and running a startup. How someone can practice wisdom for managing the toughest problems. Ben Horowitz talks about every aspect of running and building a startup. Ben talks about the problem and difficulties people face while running a startup.

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Bonus: The one thing

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This book talks about priority and doing a single task with getting into all your attention and focusing on that one thing. The book discusses the value of simplifying someone’s tasks by focusing on a single important and necessary task or project to work on.

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