Kunal Shah, the visionary founder of CRED, has accumulated a wealth of knowledge along his entrepreneurial journey. The books recommended by Kunal Shah are mirror to his thought process and perspective on the start-up ecosystem. Although he doesn’t have a recommended reading list, he shares his favourites through tweets and during interviews. These handpicked selections provide invaluable guidance for everyone entering the business landscape.
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Range, by David Epstein
Range challenges the conventional wisdom that specialization is the key to success. Drawing on a wide range of examples from various fields, David argues that individuals with diverse experiences and skill sets often outperform specialists. The book explores the benefits of a broad, interdisciplinary approach to learning and problem-solving. It helps develop creativity, innovation and adaptability in personal and professional lives.
Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari
Sapiens is a captivating journey through the history of humankind, exploring the evolution of Homo sapiens from ancient times. It’s among the most popular books recommended by Kunal Shah. Yuval examines the cultural, social and cognitive revolutions that have shaped human societies. The book helps gain a broader perspective on human history and encourages critical thinking about the past, present and potential future.
Behave, by Robert M. Sapolsky
Behave book delves into the complex interplay of biology, neuroscience and environment that shapes human behaviour. This interdisciplinary exploration examines the factors influencing our actions, from genes to societal structures. The book offers valuable insights for individuals seeking to comprehend the intricacies of human actions and motivations.
Play Bigger, by Al Ramadan
Play Bigger explores the concept of category design and how companies can dominate their markets by creating and dominating new categories. It provides a framework for redefining markets and establishing a unique position that goes beyond traditional differentiation. It’s a must-read book for entrepreneurs and business leaders seeking to innovate and disrupt. The book offers actionable advice to shape and lead markets.
Antifragile, by Nassim Taleb
Antifragile introduces the concept of antifragility – the ability to thrive and improve under stress and uncertainty. It has an unconventional perspective on risk and resilience. Nassim argues that certain systems and organizations can benefit from volatility and disorder. It can help you withstand adversity, becoming stronger in the face of challenges. The book provides a mindset shift, encouraging you to view uncertainty as an opportunity for improvement.
OK, those were all the books recommended by Kunal Shah I have for you. These offer a range of insights, from embracing a broad skill set to understanding human behaviour, to help in personal and professional lives.
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