Two books that have inspired me ..

I was asked by a friend recently to name two books that have inspired me recently. After some thinking, here they are. Hope you like them. Comments welcome and my rationale below

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First book: A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life (Penguin Press Science) (Paperback)

- By Craig Venter

Nature magazine calls Craig Venter as: `maverick, publicity hound, risk-taker, brash, controversial, genius, manic, rebellious,visionary, audacious, arrogant, feisty, determined, provocative. His autobiography shows they are all justified’

His research and techniquies are very unorthodox and it makes a big impression on me as to how he managed to beat a govt funded project to decode the human genome by a full 3 years!

Amazon link for A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life

TED talk by Craud Venter for his latest work on creating synthetic life

Second ..

The Breakthrough Company: How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers (Paperback)

Very detailed. very scientific and applicable for entrepreneurs .. Think of it as Good to great for small companies ie. why some companies (startups) grow very big and what distinguishes them

There are a VERY few books covering this .. ie most are for big companies and hence not applicable to entrepreneurs.

Any comments – suggestions for books welcome