12 Books I will read in 2017

 

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First the list of books I read in 2016:

  1. Zero to One by Peter Thiel
  2. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S Clason
  3. The Expectant Father by Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash
  4. To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
  5. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  6. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (again)
  7. Four hour work week by Tim Ferriss (again)
  8. Four hour body by Tim Ferriss (again)

Though my goal was to read 15 books in 2016, I missed my goal for two reasons:

First, my baby boy -Kiaan- arrived in this world, and for all the good reasons my entire attention shifted towards him. Second, I listened to lots and lots of podcasts in 2016, mostly from The Tim Ferriss Show.

Now, in 2017 my goal is to read at least 12 out of 16 books listed below (in no order):

  1. Brain Rules for Baby by John Medina (1/3 – 1/12)
  2. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
  3. How to have a Beautiful Mind by Edward de Bono
  4. Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
  5. How to Read a book by Mortimer Adler
  6. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
  7. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  8. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (2/15)
  9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  10. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  11. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  12. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  13. Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
  14. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone (1/3 – 2/14)
  15. Freakonomics by Levitt & Dubner
  16. Day to Day Economics by Satish Y. Deodhar
  17. If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit by Brenda Ueland
  18. The New Rules of Marketing and PR by David Scott

Happy reading!

My 2017 goals

Happy New Year 2017!

In 2017, I want to focus on the same 7 things I focused in 2016 (list mentioned below). But this year I want to keep my goals measurable in order to track the progress more accurately.

  1. Improve knowledge on asset & wealth management, digital and product management
  2. Write daily – fiction story or blog post or private journal
  3. Read book or listen podcast daily (alternate: watch meaningful movie)
  4. Exercise 4 times a week – yoga, crossfit, running
  5. Practice gratitude and visualization daily
  6. Spent more quality time with Kiaan, Isha, family and friends
  7. Simplify life / Declutter

~~List of my 2017 Goals~~

Career Goal:

  • Complete DMCA training (Jan 2017)
  • Complete Digital 101 training (Feb 2017)
  • Complete AWM training (Feb and Mar 2017)
  • Publish Robo whitepaper (Mar 2017)
  • Complete product management book (Sep 2017)

Writing Goal:

  • Write 24 blog posts and/or short stories in a year

Reading Goal:

Health Goal:

  • Reduce 10 kilograms weight in a year
  • Run 365 miles in a year
  • Drink 6 glasses of water daily

Gratitude Goal:

  • Practice gratitude every morning
  • Practice gratitude and visualization before bed at night

Family Goal:

  • One vacation with Isha and Kiaan
  • Complete Kiaan’s scarpbook
  • Read books to Kiaan 3 times a week
  • Play structured games with Kiaan 3 times a week
  • Photo session with Kiaan at least once every month

Simplify life / Declutter goal:

  • Structure all the digital documents and pictures scattered across various locations into hard drive and dropbox
  • Delete all the unwanted digital documents
  • Same with physical documents
  • Maintain the new file structure
  • Let go off people who don’t care