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May 31, 2005

….Continued from last post: BOOKS

Non Fiction Books…

1. In memory yet green
2. Relativity of Wrong
By my all time favouite Issac Assmiov.
First one is his autobiography …. It is real big fat book and no less interesting than his sci fi novels. It’s the most hilarious autobiography i have read. Second one is a collection of essays on science

3. The Cognitive computer By Roger C Shank and Peter G Childer
This book talks about Artificial Intelligence how the research in the field of AI was kick started. Book lays stress on the fact that Computer are meant for human beings they have to use them not the other way round, therefore in future computers will be more and more simpler to use and here comes the role of Artificial intelligence. It is like creating a human mind, emulating it; in no way man can achieve that task, but… quest goes on and in the process we are creating machines that can think, act and tell. But one fact of human mind that is emotions and empathy can no way be achieved by machines…

4. Information technology and Civilization By Hiroshi Inose, John Pierce
Talks about the journey of man in the field of communication …

5. Engines of the mind: History of computer By Joel Shukrin
This book traces the history of story of the computer from Charles Babbage (mad genius), Lovlace Ada to the invention of first electronic computer (all purpose digital machine) to chip and beyond. Also discussed extensively are John Mauchly and Presper Eckert were the inventors of ENIAC in university of Pennsylvania during WWII; intention was to aid artillerymen in aiming their guns. But in coming years ENIAC and its off springs have altered the way we do our business and science.

6. An Autobiographical Study By Sigmund Freud
This book should better be called as a professional autobiography of Sigmund Freud. He talks about his struggle and contribution to psycho analysis: Interpretations of neurosis, interpretation of dreams and other professional contributions to Oedipus complex, infantile sexual life etc. Basically he dealt with unconscious mind by reviewing the experiences, feelings, traumas and understanding present worries. Treatment is generally listening to and helping you to interpret the meaning of your ideas.

7. The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra
Last book I have read. It’s a wonderful book exploring parallels between the two namely modern quantum physics and the eastern mysticism that is the works of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Zen etc. You will be amazed to see the striking similarities between the two … author has quoted extensively from Vedas, upnishads, geeta and from other Buddhist books. He himself being a renowned physicist has also profoundly covered the science part of the book. He has clearly said that to understand the unpredictable physics at quantum level we will have to think beyond what is rational and depend highly upon our intuition which is also the case with eastern philosophies…. And even if we are being able to understand physics at this level it will be really difficult to put it in words understood by normal man …. It’s beyond words as is the case with Brahman or the soul which can’t be explained in words. Read it if you have some interest in religion and science.

8. The Pattern on the stone by Infosys chief NRNs best friend and worlds best parallel computing scientist Daniel W. Hillis this book talks about the inside out of computers in simple concise book. Must read for every engineering student

9. Innovation and Entrepreneurship Peter Drucker

10. Made in America My story Sam Walton
This is an autobiography of the man behind Wal Mart.

11. Ideas that have worked
It is a collection of essays of successful projects in India…. Visions of great men like Dr. Kalam, NRN, Azim premji, Rajendar Purwar, Kurien to name a few penned by them only; how they dared to dream (of projects like PURA, Infosys, Wipro, white revolution, NIIT, Metro etc.) and then worked hard overcoming all obstacles to make their vision a reality

12. Wings of Fire
13. Ignited Minds
14. India 2020 by our president Dr. A.P.J. Kalam (last book with YS Rajan)
First one is his auto biography while other two discuss in great detail about his dreams and experiences ….

15. What should I do with my life by Po Bronson
Deepak gave me this book and am still reading it now and then is a collection of real life stories of not so famous yet successful people!!

16. The Great Indian Dream
17. Count your chickens before they hatch By Arindam chaudhuri &Malay Chauduri

18. Thoughts to build on
19. Here’s Help
20. How to get whatever you want by M.R. Kopmeyer
These were the first ever self help books I read.

21. Tough time never last, But tough people do by Robert H. Schuller

22. How to make friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie

23. You can win By Shiv Khera

24. Seven spiritual laws of success by Deepak Chopra

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 31, 2005 9:38 am

    Hey gud interestin post(s)…but is this the complete list of Books u have read or the best ones accordin 2 u?…just in case it’s the former you have missed out “My Experiences with truth” by Gandhiji…and didnt u finish Atlas Shrugged??

  2. June 1, 2005 9:37 am

    yuppie this is the list of almost all the books i have read so far throughout my serious reading career starting from 1999 …. i never started My experiments wid truth and culd not finish atlas shrugged fontainhead was too much of stuff on tht concept of positive egoism …. but someday i will definitely take it up again !!!

  3. February 1, 2009 7:31 pm

    Visit this link to know moree on Shiv Khera

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