Category: Book review

recommended books by Chandler Nguyen

What I learnt about the human race through Yuval Harari’s books

I am new to the history of our race and not a history buff nor a futurist enthusiast. However, I am hooked on the subject by two great books from Yuval Harari “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” and “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow“. They are thought provoking and full of details that…

The Third Industrial Revolution – by Jeremy Rifkin

I chanced upon this wonderful video “the third industrial revolution” by Jeremy Rifkin from Vice last week and boy it has been on my mind ever since. The video is quite long, about 2 hour so it’s like watching a movie really. The content is insightful, the narrative is compelling and it motivates us to…

Highly recommended “Quiet the power of Introverts” by Susan Cain

I stumbled upon the book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain a few weeks back and immediately found it hard to stop reading it. She explores the concept of introvert and extrovert through the lenses of history, biology, neurology and culture. This is a well researched…

“How brands grow” – a thought provoking and insightful book

It has been a while since I read such a good marketing book “How brands grow” by Byron Sharp. I like it because it talks about marketing, using actual data to analyze and back up any recommendations, rather than following old time marketing beliefs that sound “nice”. Because its findings go against so many basic…