You always wanted to pursue your hobby, but never got time due to busy schedule. You always wanted to learn playing a guitar, but extended meetings drained you. You always wanted to read a book, but you were too busy chasing your dreams.
Now, due to this Coronavirus pandemic, our honorable prime minister declared a 21 days mandatory lock down. What can be a better opportunity than this to do all the things that you couldn’t do because you didn’t have time? (of course, all that you can do without leaving your home). This is finding opportunity in crisis.
People suddenly have got some extra time in their lives and they don’t know what to do with it. Let me share a list of 10 books that you can read and make a good use of your time for your betterment, while maintaining social distancing.
It’s good to learn from your mistakes. It’s better to learn from other people’s mistakes” – Warren BuffetSource: AZQuotes
Books are full of experiences of people. More importantly they talk about their mistakes that they made, the problems that they faced and how they overcame the hurdles.
In our Stock Market classes, we always give a list of books to our students to read. As I always say – “Stock Market is more of a mind-game than a money-game”. There is no place for emotions in the Stock Market. Your actions should be based on a firm study and strategy. For that you need to have a mental fitness. Books help you build that mental fitness that you will need while dealing with the ups and downs of the Stock Market.
Here is our list of 10 recommended books. First 5 are English titles. For our readers who also like to read Marathi books, the next 5 books are Marathi. I have also given Amazon links (non-affiliate) if you decide to buy any of those.
Please take your time and read all these books, and don’t forget to comment below your learning from those.
You can use this Book-Buying Rule,
If you’re “thinking about” buying a book, just buy it. Don’t waste five seconds debating. Even one idea makes it worth it. – Ramit Sethisource: ramit on twitter
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Author: Robin Sharma
One of the best books I have ever read. It actually gives you a way to live a fulfilling life. Some of the principles given in the book may look too idealistic, but if you can implement even one principle in your life, it will be much more worth than the price of the book.
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Author: Robert Kiyosaki
This book really changed the way I looked at money. Rich people are not rich because they have a lot of money, but they have a lot of money because they think about money differently than poor people. You must read it before you even think about getting into the Stock Market.
Author: Paulo Coelho
This book is a must read for anyone who is currently not sure about what they want to do in their lives. The book will resonate more with people who are currently pursuing their dreams. They will relate directly to the hero of the book, the shepherd boy.
I Will Teach You To Be Rich
Author: Ramit Sethi
This book takes a complete different approach to money. Where other so-called experts advise about cutting back and instill frugality, the author takes a totally different approach. The book gives you a refreshing perspective towards money and living a rich life.
Who Moved My Cheese?
Author: Dr Spencer Johnson
For those who are afraid to change and fearful of taking new paths, this book is a must read. It’s a small book which you can finish in just a couple of hours. Author has packed a truly amazing concept in an intriguing story.
एका दिशेचा शोध (Marathi)
Author: Sundeep Waslekar
Author is an Indian thought leader on conflict resolution and global future. This book is an interesting read to understand things around the world which we are usually unaware of.
तिमिरातुनी तेजाकडे (Marathi)
Author: Dr Narendra Dabholkar
This book shatters the blind faith that is present in every religion. Author spent his life (and also gave his life) for eradication of these blind faiths that are causing more harm to the society than good.
मनोविकारांचा मागोवा (Marathi)
Author: Dr Shrikant Joshi
This is an interesting read. Many times, we are not even aware that what we think and the way we think can be a mild psychological disorder (take it on a lighter note). You will be able to relate your daily actions to the events in the book.
Author: Vilas Manohar
This book is about a leopard named “Negal” and many other animals living in a place called Hemalkasa in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. Author has succinctly described how Dr. Prakash Amte, son of Baba Amte, took care of these wild animals and raised them like his own children.
Author: Achyut Godbole
Economics in a simple to understand language. Author is a master in explaining tough and boring concepts in a simple and easy-to-comprehend way.
I am sure these books will add value to your life. Let me know your feedback on this post by adding your comments below.
Take care and stay safe!