Our blog

January 9, 2019

Finding the perfect gift for a CEO is always tricky. And if staying on their mind is your goal, a book is the perfect gift you can give. Not only does it last forever, it also enhances the reader and every time they read it reminds them of you. That is why it is a perfect gift.

Here is a list of books that would make for good reading and highly appreciated gifts for any occasion. The li.st has been crowdsourced by our CEO Benita Bhatia Dua through a social media post.

Entrepreneurship and Business Self-Help Books

1. The Hard Thing About Hard Things – Ben Horowitz

2. I have a Dream- Rashmi Bansal

3. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion – Robert Cialdini

4. Profit with Social Media – Benita Bhatia Dua and Deepa JayaramanPWSM

Artificial Intelligence Digital Media & Graphic Design Books

5.The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg 

6. Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator – Ryan Holiday

Philosophy and Applied Psychology Books

7. Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder – Nassim Nicholas Taleb 

8. Bhagavad Gita

9. Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t – Simon Sinek 

10. The 10 Minute Coach: Daily Strategies for Life Success – Dan Lier

Management & Business Strategy Books

 11. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies – James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras

12. Everybody Matters – Rajendra Sisodia and Robert Chapman

13. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – Marshall Goldsmith

14. Primal Leadership – Daniel Goleman 

15. A Bias for Action – Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal

16. Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It – Barry Posner and James M. Kouzes

17. Business Sutra: A Very Indian Approach to Management – Devdutt Pattanaik

18. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done – Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan 

19. FYI- For Your Improvement: A Guide for Development and Coaching – Michael M. Lombardo & Robert W. Eichinger

20. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t – James C. Collins

21. Happiness at Work: Mindfulness, Analysis and Well-being – R. Anand

22. Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness – Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein

23. Human Sigma: Managing the Employee-Customer Encounter – Jim Asplund and John H. Fleming

24. Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference – Jennifer B. Kahnweiler 

25. The Fifth Discipline – Peter Senge

26. The Five Temptations of a CEO – Patrick Lencioni

27. Strengths-Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow – Barry Conchie and Tom Rath 

28. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni

29. The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action – Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton 

30. The Leadership Sutra: An Indian Approach to Power – Devdutt Pattanaik

31. The Truth About Employee Engagement – Patrick Lencioni

32. The Professional – Subroto Bagchi 

33. Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

34. What The CEO Wants You To Know – Ram Charan 

35. True North – Bill George

Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Myths, Legends, Traditional Stories and Saga, Family and Relationships Books

36. The Goal – Eliyahu M. Goldrat

37. Panchatantra – Vishnu Sharma

38. Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Richard Bach

39. Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell 

Business & Economics, Statistics Books

40. Change by Design – Tim Brown

41. The Black Swan – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Biology and Life-Sciences BooksTrue story, Personal Development and Self-Help Books

42. The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time – Arianna Huffington

43. Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders – L. David Marquet 

44. Ego Vs. EQ: How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps With Emotional Intelligence – Jen Shirkani

45. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High – Kerry Patterson, Al Switzler, Joseph Grenny, and Ron McMillan 

46. Little Black Book for Stunning Success + Tools for Action Mastery – Robin Sharma

47. The Digital Tsunami: Succeeding in a World Turned Upside-Down – Abhijit Bhaduri 

48. As a Man Thinketh – James Allen

49. Management Lessons From Mahabharata – Gaurav N

Business Ethics and Business Communication Books

50. The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working – Catherine McCarthy, Jean Gomes, and Tony Schwartz


51. The Trusted Advisor – David H. Maister, Charles H. Green and Robert M. Galford

52. Start with Why – Simon Sinek


53. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing – Daniel H. Pink

Industries and Business Sectors Books

54. Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal – Nick Bilton 

55. Epiphanized – Bruce Nelson and Robert F. Sproull

A Special thanks to Ravi Kingrani, Deepak Chaudhury, Dr. Vipul Vyas, Ana Isabel Neves, Sajithkumar Swaminathan, Sameer Anil Karna, Dr. Ashish Johri, Sri Ram Kumar, Nadeem Sarfaraz, Shwetabh S Verma, Treesa Bizira, Suraj Kumar, Suman Kher, Yunus Khan, Subodh Dadhich, Rupa Ghosh Dastidar, Prasenjit Roy, Subir Mishra, Amrish Naik, Chris Sims, Girishkirsha Kaimal, Rajeev Athavale, Predo Felizardo, Vijayamahantesh Kotin, Shrishty J, Sanjeev Deshpande, Anuraag Rai, Arun Mishra, Subi Nanthivarman, Marcin Rzucidlo, Rajan Johri, Rameshwar V, Chela White-Ramsey, Georgina Jones, Jilson J Chaitanya who suggested all these books.

Leave a reply
Back to top