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Six Books All College Students Should Read

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Six Books All College Students Should Read

  1. 1. SIX BOOKS ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS SHOULD READ Tucker Sholtes A presentation by Praveen
  2. 2. 1. GIVE AND TAKE | ADAM GRANT For those who have heart the phrase “assholes finish first”, Give and Take might just convince you otherwise. The author proposes that there are three different kinds of individuals in the world: Givers, Takers and Matchers. Through various studies, stories and research, he presents evidence that suggests givers are neither the most or least successful individuals in the world. In fact, givers happen to be both, it all depends on what type of giver an individual is. Learn to be a giver the right way, and you might begin to find that not only yourself but those around you become more successful.
  3. 3. 2. THE DEFINING DECADE| MEG JAY Ever wondered where you are heading in life? Ever been sitting in your dorm and thought “I have the rest of my life to get my life in order?” According to Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist specializing in twenty-something’s, you may be underestimating the most important 10 years of your life. Furthermore, the twenties are not only pivotal decade of a person’s life, but claiming your 20’s “is one of the simplest, yet most transformative, things you can do for work, for love, for your happiness, maybe even for the world”
  4. 4. 3. THE GO-GETTER | PETER B. KYNE Have you ever wondered what a go-getter really is? We have all heard the phrase, but what does a go- getter actually look like? In less than 50 pages, this easy read tells you of a story of a young war veteran that is faced with an opportunity to become successful, but not without a fight. This book was first published back in 1921, it is anything but dated and its lessons teach you how to get a little extra hop in your step.
  5. 5. 4. THE PROMISE OF A PENCIL | ADAM BRAUN Have you ever considered starting your own non-profit? Or at least working for one? Adam tells the story of how he went to Brown University (as a triple major AND a member of the basketball team, no big deal) graduating magna cum laude and subsequently obtained a job at Bain & Company as a Consultant. Despite his bright future in the for-profit world, I Semester at Sea and other international encounters ultimately provoked him to quit his job and start the non-profit.
  6. 6. 5. START WITH WHY| SIMON SINEK Why some companies have good relationships with customers while others suffer? Why some wonderful products receive a cult-like adoption while others do not? Reading this book, one will realize that it is not what an individual or company does that matters but WHY they do it that makes the real difference. Simon presents wonderful examples of this principle in action, examples that made me subsequently begin to question whether or not my life and organizations start by asking why.
  7. 7. 6. GOOD TO GREAT| JIM COLLINS A classic and a cornerstone book to many. Jim Collins ignites your passion for business. It is not easy to create a good organization, but even harder to create a great one. This book helps you understand what to look for in an organization as you being your job search.
  8. 8. THANK YOU! Praveen Kumar G. Bangalore