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Books are a comforting constant in my life: Arjun Bajaj, CEO, Daiwa TV

The top boss is currently hooked to '​The Entrepreneur Mind' by Kevin Johnson.

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Updated: Aug 28, 2019, 11.38 AM IST
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Bajaj always turns to quotes from the books he reads to inspire him when he faces difficulties at work.​​
Bajaj always turns to quotes from the books he reads to inspire him when he faces difficulties at work.
Arjun Bajaj, CEO and founder of Daiwa TV loves reading. 'The Entrepreneur Mind' by Kevin Johnson is what he is currently reading and finding hard to keep down.

Speaking to ET Panache, he said, "The book is broadening my thoughts with the essential lessons of the finest entrepreneurs. It covers several facets of an entrepreneur's journey and does not try to preach but rather takes you through a journey, by discussing the finest. The motto of the book remains – “Entrepreneurship cannot be taught or hand held” and hence the book plays a mentor to your business."

Bajaj prefers the physical book to the virtual one. He said, "Though e-books bring convenience and comfort, I personally prefer physical books. For me, books become a comforting constant in my life. I love the smell and the feel of crisply-bound pages. Also, books are more easier on the eyes, improves focus, trains my mind to work more efficiently when I’m reading articles."

Bajaj always looks to quotes from the books he reads to inspire him when he faces difficulties at work. "I do read a lot, so each week I have those Eureka moments, with quotes. But something which has made a lasting impact on me is - ‘Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition’ by Steve Jobs," he said.

He shares his must-read book list:

'Who moved my cheese'
Books become a comforting constant in my life: Arjun Bajaj, CEO of Daiwa TV

Simple message - “Life moves on and so should we”. Change happens that the only thing that’s constant all we can do about it is anticipate it, Monitor it, adapt the change and start enjoying it.

'Founders at work'

Books become a comforting constant in my life: Arjun Bajaj, CEO of Daiwa TV

This book by Jessica Livingston teaches one to have the highest of ethics. Be open and truthful about things, not hiding. Don't mislead people and always seek excellence: make your product better than the average person would.

'The Entrepreneur Mind'
Books become a comforting constant in my life: Arjun Bajaj, CEO of Daiwa TV

This book basically helps one grow the entrepreneur mind, a way of thinking based on studying the essential lessons of the finest entrepreneurs.

'Steve Jobs'

Books become a comforting constant in my life: Arjun Bajaj, CEO of Daiwa TV

Read this book to understand that in order to change the world, one must become obsessed. Focus is key to rapid innovation and your greatest Strength can be your greatest weakness—and vice versa.

'Getting Things Done' by David Allen
Books become a comforting constant in my life: Arjun Bajaj, CEO of Daiwa TV

The title explains the content here. It is a manual for stress-free productivity, which helps you set up a system of lists, reminders and weekly reviews, in order to free your mind from having to remember tasks and to-dos and instead let it work at full focus on the task at hand.

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The 2019 Booker Prize longlist, featuring eight women and five men authors, was announced on Wednesday. The honour, with a £50,000 prize for the best fiction original novel written in English language, holds immense significance in the literary world.This year's Booker dozen also includes two authors, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood, who have previously bagged the big honour.A five-member panel announced this year's nominees picked from 151 novels, published in the United Kingdom and Ireland between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.The six finalists will be announced on September 3, and the winner will be revealed on October 14.Here's a look at the books that made to this year's longlist.
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