(my favourite things from last year)

Books (Fiction):

  1. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  2. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
  3. Members Only by Sameer Pandya
  4. The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
  5. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders Mueenuddin, Daniyal

Books (Nonfiction, Business):

  1. How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital - Nathan Latka
  2. Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works - A.G Lafley
  3. Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco - Burrough, Bryan
  4. Financial Intelligence: A Manager’s Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean - Berman, Karen
  5. Escaping the Build Trap - Perri, Melissa
  6. Competing Against Luck - Christensen, Clayton M.
  7. Big Billion Startup: The Untold Flipkart Story - Dalal, Mihir
  8. Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy - Magretta, Joan
  9. No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram - Frier, Sarah
  10. Obviously Awesome: How to Nail Product Positioning so Customers Get It, Buy It, Love It - Dunford, April

There are so many other great books I read last year. Check this for the full list: https://goodreads.com/review/list/9698257?shelf=read

Books (nonfiction, autobiography-ish):

  1. Uncanny Valley - Wiener, Anna
  2. Whistleblower - Fowler, Susan
  3. The Year of Living Danishly - Russell, Helen
  4. Man’s Search for Meaning - Frankl, Viktor E
  5. Reasons to Stay Alive - Haig, Matt

Books (nonfiction, learning/self-improvement/made me think):

  1. Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up - Colonna, Jerry
  2. Atmamun - Gupta, Kapil
  3. Digital Minimalism - Newport, Cal
  4. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness - Jorgenson, Eric
  5. Hell Yeah or No: what’s worth doing - Sivers, Derek
  6. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There - Goldsmith, Marshall
  7. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs - Gallo, Carmine
  8. The Second Mountain - Brooks, David
  9. The Art of the Good Life - Dobelli, Rolf
  10. The Courage to Be Disliked - Kishimi, Ichiro

Podcasts:

  1. 2020 MFM Award Show - My First Million
  2. Nick Kokonas - Invest like the Best
  3. Andrew Munday (Doordash) - Operators
  4. Chamath P - Capital Allocators (ep. 167)
  5. Avinash Kaushik - Creator Lab

Podcast I listened to the most episodes of: My First Million.

List of podcasts here: links

Things I bought which gave me joy:

  1. Amazon basics kettlebell
  2. Proffisy foldable Laptop Stand
  3. Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2
  4. TP-Link Deco Whole Home Mesh WiFi System
  5. Fitlastics Resistance Loop Bands
  6. Iris Green Tea and Bamboo Fragrance Tealight Candles
  7. HUSB ® Precision 31 in 1 Repairing Interchangeable Precise Screwdriver Tool
  8. Plants
  9. Addison Adjusting Chair
  10. Red Dead Redemption 2 (best game ever made?), Witcher 3, and God of War (2018)

Movies I watched in 2020 (Ignore if you don’t watch Malayalam movies):

  1. Anjaam Pathiraa
  2. Sandesham
  3. 1983
  4. Kappela
  5. Varavelpu

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