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For the love of books: Devendra Parulekar shares his reading list, says Elon Musk’s biography inspires him

A bookshelf can say a lot about a person. Devendra Parulekar feels the same.

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Last Updated: Jan 18, 2020, 05.49 PM IST
There is no better biography than that of Elon Musk, says Parulekar.
There is no better biography than that of Elon Musk, says Parulekar.
Parulekar loves to read. Whether it’s on the sunny beaches of Goa or even on the plane, a good book is never far from his side. Here are some of the best ones he’s read over the last year.

Insanely Simple: The obsession That Drives Apple's Success by Ken Segall
“The book speaks of how Apple looks at making things insanely simple. That's what customers want. They don't want to think too much. They get so many choices in life that you need to make things very very simple and hassle-free, be it the website or the service. Don't make them think.”

Zero To One by Peter Thiel
A must read for start-up founders.
A must read for start-up founders.

This is the book for start-up founders. There are so many valuable lessons in the book and they actually hold true for different aspects of your life.

Land of the Seven Rivers by Sanjeev Sanyal
I just love the way the book retells the story of India through its geography continues to fascinate me! It is a must-read.

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
Parulekar feels there is no better role model than Elon Musk.
Parulekar feels there is no better role model than Elon Musk.

For anyone (start-up founders, in particular) looking to get inspired, there's not a better role model than Elon Musk and no better biography than this.

The Customer Funded Business by John Mullins
Every business is all about customers. For any company to do well, it must agree with the customer's requirements and help them help you. This book lets you in on all of this and more.

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