The Best Books I Read in 2013

Here is a roundup of the best books that I read in 2013. I was inspired to write this post by the one written by Bill Gates http://www.thegatesnotes.com/Personal/Best-Books-2013.  I  learned something from each of these books.

1. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams.
http://www.amazon.com/How-Fail-Almost-Everything-Still-ebook/dp/B00COOFBA4/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1
This is an autobiography of Scott Adams of Dilbert fame where he outlines how he built his cartoonist career from his failed corporate career. The real value in this book is of learning how to think long term and craft systems that increase the probability of success.

2. Choose Yourself! – James Altucher
http://www.amazon.com/Choose-Yourself-James-Altucher/dp/1490313370/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388292028&sr=8-1&keywords=james+altucher
James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur. Choose yourself is an interesting take on the current world and how to succeed in it. This is also a case study of how he turned his life around, very impressive.

3. Anti-Fragile -Nassim Taleb
http://www.amazon.com/Antifragile-Things-That-Gain-Disorder/dp/1400067820/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388292062&sr=8-1&keywords=antifragile
In Anti-Fragile, celebrated statistican and essayist Nassim Nicholas Taleb explores how uncertainity is to be embraced by looking at phenomena that gain from disorder.

4. Mastery – Robert Greene
In Mastery, Robert Greene explores the life and career’s of Masters like V.S Ramachandran,  Paul Graham and Michael Faraday etc. Gives a good insight into the way Master’s of a craft think and their journey towards Mastery.
http://www.amazon.com/Mastery-Robert-Greene/dp/014312417X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388292083&sr=8-1&keywords=mastery

I would love to know about the best books that you read this year.

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