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Books

Following are the non-engineering/research books that I have read. These are related to sociology, engineering profession, industrial espionage, spiritualism, short stories etc.

  1. Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda (Spiritualism)
  2. Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Venkatesh(Sociology)
  3. The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford  ( Economics)
  4. The Logic of Life by Tim Harford (Economics)
  5. Freakonomics by  Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner (Economics)
  6. Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India’s Poorest Districts by P. Sainath (Social and political development)
  7. Turning Knowledge into Numbers: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving by Jonathan J. Kooney ( an excellent book on the power of numbers and statistics, and how they can deceive us if twisted and distorted or not understood in the proper context)
  8. The Civilized Engineer by Samuel C. Florman (Engineering profession, its role and importance)
  9. Profit Over People:Neoliberalism & Global Order by Noam Chomsky (An excellent book about democracy, free market, corporates etc.; heavy duty stuff :))
  10. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins (A book about economic struggles and manipulation)
  11. What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P. Feynman (Yes, the very Feynman of Feynman Lectures in Physics ; A nice book about investigating the Challenger space shuttle accident, parts of his life and his take on the value of science)
  12. The Golden Ticket:P, NP and The Search for the Impossible by Lance Fortnow (A very simple and interesting book about the P vs NP problem, its origins etc. in Computer Science)
  13. How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins (A very good book analyzing rise and fall in corporate sector; quite a few points applicable to institutions even outside of corporate world)
  14. The Secret History of American Empire: The Truth About Economic Hit Men, Jackals and How to Change the World by John Perkins (An excellent book that anyone who feels appalled by the increasing economic divide between the people of the world)

Last Updated: June 26, 2016

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