Abhishek Sengupta

Entrepreneur | Author | Podcaster

5 Books You Must Read in 2022

5 Books You Must Read in 2022

Pic Courtesy - Unsplash

As year 2022 is on. This is the time to sort the reading list. Reading in important for all. There is a common saying “readers are leaders”. These are the bundle of knowledge which can help a person to lead. Average person reads less than 4 books per year. There are few studies which can act as an eye opener for us. According to the Pew Research Center, the average adult American reads 12 books a year, with half of Americans reading 4 or less. The numbers for a survey in the United Kingdom give more insight into possible averages for true bookworms: 34% of adults read more than 10 books a year and 51% of adults responded that they even picked up a book at all.

I am keeping below books in my reading list for this year.

1. Entrepreneur Dad – By Jeff Lopes : There is a myth that business success requires sacrificing family life. However the truth is there are enough hours in the day to be both an exceptional father and entrepreneur. Not only that, being an engaged dad makes you a better entrepreneur, and vice versa. As a father of two and serial entrepreneur, Jeff Lopes has mastered the art of work-life balance. In Entrepreneur Dad, he lays out how to achieve this balance with time-tested methods for prioritization, strategizing, scheduling, and making memories along the way.

2. Discover Your Money Temperament – By Ted Mclyman : In this book author presents a compelling story about how behaviour drives money decisions and that the common wisdom about personal finance is wrong. Building on over thirty years of experience as a leader, educator, financial advisor and business owner, McLyman offers a refreshing new approach to money management. This helps us to explore why we continually make bad money choices. This book offers a light and entertaining account of how our human nature conspires against us when we make money choices.

3. Emotionomics – By Dan Hill: This book will help you to understand emotions in terms of business opportunities – both in the marketplace and in the workplace. In today’s highly competitive marketplace where many products look alike, it is the emotional benefit that can make the difference. At the same time, companies with engaged, productive work forces will undoubtedly achieve competitive advantage. This book draws on insights gathered through facial coding, the single best viable means of measuring and managing the emotional response of customers and employees.

4. Shipping Clark to CEO – By Ted Clark : This book specifies the formula for reaching the pinnacle of professional success is not always what you’ve been told. While some reach the CEO level of major corporations after tens of years of college education and working a few years, others make the climb to the C-level suite by working their way through the ranks. This describes Ted Clark’s journey – who started at the bottom of the ladder and climbed his way to the top – his secrets, his insight and his drive. 

5. Influence Negtotiate Win – By Abhishek Datta : Selling to clients. Asking for a raise. Building a new relationship. Saying No to someone. Negotiation is everywhere. At home or office. You cannot avoid negotiation. Wherever there are people involved, negotiations are bound to happen. Negotiation techniques are like electric saw blades. If you know how to use it, you do not need force. You need to gently guide it to the right place and the blade will do the trick by itself. If you don’t, you end up with serious damages. Abhishek Datta mentions in his book 100+ cases of real-life examples over a gamut of professional and business scenarios giving laser-focused insights into what works and what doesn’t.

Above five books are real store houses of knowledge which traditional schooling do not tell us. This can help to lead our way through.