Dr Aron D'Souza

Get Backed

Get Backed By Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis Get backed is a fascinating and informative book written by a dear friend of mine and serial entrepreneur, Evan Baehr. Published by HBR Press, the book outlines the capital-raising and pitching processes which are now the mainstay for successful startup companies. The book serves as a useful […]

Joint Operations Planning

Joint Operations Planning By the Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Military, US Department of Defense. In forming the plan of a campaign, it is requisite to foresee everything the enemy may do, and to be prepared with the necessary means to counteract it. Plans of campaign may be modified, ad infinitum, according to circumstances — […]

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci By Walter Isaacson In recent years, I have made extensive incursions into the literary corpus of  Walter Isaacson, including The Innovators, Einstein and Steve Jobs, I have always appreciated his work for its keen insight, attention to detail, and thorough research. Isaacson has served as CEO of the Aspen Institute and the […]

Historic Heston

Historic Heston By Heston Blumenthal Heston Blumenthal perfectly interweaves history and modernity in his cuisine and his book. Although most books in this blog treat books within the realms of politics or history, this doesn’t comprise the entirety of my reading interests by any means. Historic Heston is a very good example of a work […]

No Room for Small Dreams

No Room for Small Dreams No Room for Small Dreams is the autobiographical work of Shimon Peres, who was both President and Prime Minister of Israel, and a Nobel Laureate along with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin for efforts to create peace in the Middle East. Shimon is a revered figure in Israel for his […]

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr.

The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr. In many ways, Ron Chernow’s magnum opus Titan has been the most influential biography that I have read in my life. This is in part because of the diversity of experiences that culminated in the life of his is subject, John D. Rockefeller, and in part because of […]

The 9/11 Commission Report

The 9/11 Commission Report It often comes as a surprise to many people that, when they have a look at the coffee table in my apartment here in New York, there is a copy of the 9/11 Commission Report. Why would anyone keep a copy of a 500 page bureaucratic document about an American tragedy […]

Coddling of the American Mind

Coddling of the American Mind In what is perhaps one of the most insightful diagnoses of an entire American generation, Coddling of the American Mind exposes how the well-intentioned decisions of protective parents have created a society that is uncomfortable not just with experiences, but with ideas. I was exposed to this outstanding book by […]