Books - Aug 2019

How to Make Your First Million

by Warren Ingram

This is different from most of the financial freedom books. Instead of giving out actions and results, this book is about ordinary people who reached financial freedom, how they achieved it. Each one's experience is unique and gives some insight into what they are thinking - giving multiple perspective to think in your process.

Rating: 3/5

The Richest Man in Babylon

by George S. Clason

This is a timeless classic. I have heard about it in several other books and this month I decided to read.

Following is the summary -

  1. Save 1/10th of earning
  2. Gold will multiple when opportunity comes
  3. Gold cling to the cautious owner and flees careless owner
  4. Slip away form man who invests in business or purposes he doesn't know.
  5. Flees the man who expects higher earnings

Rating: 4/5

The Art of War

by Sun Tzu

Another classic book. This book is brief but comprehensive, giving a lot of information in a few words. I started this book a couple of months back. But took me this month to finish it.

2500 years ago, all levels of military  have used the teaching on Sun Tzu to warfare. Civilization has adapted these teachings for use in politics, business and everyday life. The Art of War is a book which teaches you to gain advantage of opponents in the boardroom and battlefield alike.

Rating: I didn't understand the content enough to rate.


by Perumal Murugan, Translated by Kalyan Raman

This is a story of Poonachi, the little orphan goat. But it is more of a comment on Indian society. Poonachi shows discrimination based on color and gender, along with caste exists in rural India. Author also comments on politics and government.

Rating: 4/5