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Books to read before going to B-School

May 4th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized

I have been asked these questions a lot of times. The wordings of the questions may be different but the underlying query is the same.

I am sure you might also have similar questions in your mind as mentioned below –

  • What books should I read before I go to MBA College? Or,
  • Suggest me the best books before I go for my MBA? Or,
  • Good books to read prior to MBA, or,
  • Interesting books to read to develop reading habits before I go to B-School

Today I thought of writing this post with these questions in mind to help everyone reading FireUp’s blog. I believe you need to be a voracious reader to be successful as a manager. I am giving you a list of books which I feel is must read for every MBA aspirant. So here goes the list –

List of Best Books for MBA aspirants

The Ten-Day MBA: A Step-By-Step Guide To Mastering The Skills Taught In America’s Top Business Schools – By Steven A. Silbiger – This book includes the latest topics taught at top business schools across the world, including leadership, corporate ethics and compliance, financial planning, and real estate. The book is written in a very lucid manner and is easy to understand for students from any background.It enables readers to absorb the material, speak the language, and acquire the confidence and experience needed to succeed in the competitive environment of good b-schools like IIMs. – Purchase Online

How to Win Friends and Influence People ­– By Dale Carnegie – In the human relationships and communication skills world, the best book to read is this. According to wikipedia’s list of best selling books, more than 15 million copies have been sold world wide – Purchase Online

How to Win Friend and Influence People for Girls – By Donna Dale Carnegie – Purchase Online

The Fountainhead – By Ayn Rand – Without getting philosophical this book has amazing power of changing the way you look at the world. This is one of the most influential books I have read. You will understand what I mean after reading the complete book – Purchase Online

Rich Dad Poor Dad – By Robert T. Kiyosaki – Purchase Online

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference – By Malcolm Gladwell – Purchase Online

If you are interested in finance, especially investing and want your MBA interview to be directed in that direction you can read the following 2 books –

The Intelligent Investor – By Benjamin Graham – Purchase Online

One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market – By Peter Lynch – Purchase Online

In my earlier posts I have also written about the best books for CAT preparation and books for MAT preparation.

For your convenience I have given direct book link of Flipkart.com. They deliver book at your door step without any delivery charges. The best part is cash-on-delivery.

Suggest books from your side by posting a comment below. That will help everyone reading this post.

Author – Vineet Patawari

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