Silhouette's list of must-reads 


Influence 

By Dr. Robert Cialdinithe

Influence by Dr. Robert Cialdinithe explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. 

You will learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.


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The Art of Thinking Clearly

By Rolf Dobelli 

The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli is an engaging book with practical examples and anecdotes, an eye-opening look at human reasoning and essential reading for anyone with important decisions to make.

There are many cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. By knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better choices-whether dealing with a personal problem or a business negotiation, trying to save money or make money; working out what we do or don't want in life: and how best to get it. 

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Stories at work

By Indranil Chakraborty

Storytelling in business is different from telling stories to friends in a bar. It needs to be based on facts. Stories at Work by Indranil Chakraborty will teach you how to wrap your stories in context and deliver them in a way that grabs your audience's attention.

The special tools, techniques and structures in this book will help you bring the power of stories into your day-to-day business communication. They will enable you to connect, engage and inspire, and ensure that everything you share has a lasting impression on your listeners.

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Leading at a higher level

By Ken Blanchard

Leading at a Higher Level by Ken Blanchard translates decades of research and 25 years of global experience into simple, practical, and powerful strategies to equip leaders at every level to build organizations that produce bottom-line results.  

"When you excite your people, they take care of your customers, and your cash register goes ca-ching.  

This book has helped millions of people unleash their power and the potential of everyone around them.

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century 

By Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century, written by the historian Yuval Noah Harari creates a useful framework for confronting the fears  of  the 21st Century. 

Modern life does present plenty reasons for concern: terrorism, climate change, the rise of A.I., encroachments on our privacy, even the apparent decline of international cooperation.

In this book,  Harari has offered some practical advice how to deal with this fear.  Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. 

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Atomic Habits 

By James Clear

Atomic Habits by James Clear offers a proven framework for improving--every day habits. 

James Clear is one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

This book will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.

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What got you here won't get you there 

By Marshal Goldsmith 

America's most sought-after executive coach - Marshall Goldsmith shows how to climb the last few rungs of the ladder in his book - What got you here, won't get you there.

The corporate world is filled with executives, men and women who have worked hard for years to reach the upper levels of management. They're intelligent, skilled, and even charismatic. But only a handful of them will ever reach the pinnacle. 

Using Goldsmith's straightforward, jargon-free practical advice, people can climb the corporate ladder successfully. 

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Catalyst 

By Chandramouli Venkatesan

Catalyst by Chandramouli identifies various catalysts that you can cultivate and how you can leverage them to propel yourself in your work and life. 

A good job, hard work, IQ, EQ, good communication skills--these are all ingredients for a successful life. 

 Accessible, engaging and easy to follow, and written by someone who has experienced all this in real life and not in theory, Catalyst will arm you with the right tools to succeed at your work place and get the most out of every moment, every day.

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Good to Great 

By Jim Collins

‘Good is the enemy of Great’. This is how Jim Collins sets off a riveting journey explaining the findings from his and his team’s half a decade of research in the conquest of how to make good companies great. 

Essentially, ‘Good to Great’ happens very rarely and it is because it is damn difficult. 

In his research, Jim Collins has found out systematic phases through which any great company goes through and  he has laid out a framework in this book.