The world we live in today is riddled with anxiety and depression everywhere mainly because we compare ourselves to others and their successes instead of focusing on our direction in life. We are unwilling to make the efforts but wants the best for us.
This is comical because we all have been taught from a very early age that no pain no gain, but somewhere down the line we have seemed to miss this message and have become comfortable. The destroyer came in the shape of smartphones and social media. Whatever will we had to strive, we lost it all to the gods of technology.
Youth, especially have succumbed more to these vile. Here we list down few biographies to get you on your feet and REALLY do something instead of scrolling your news feed.
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Steve Jobs is one of the biggest modern day romances of the corporate America and this biographical account lists down both his personal and professional life. We all know his meteoric rise to becoming the CEO of Apple but this delves deeply narrating interviews conducted by W. Isaacson from his friends, family and colleagues.
This insightful look is sure to inspire youngsters in more than one ways. Easily one of the best biographies out there!
Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson
We all know the founder of Virgin Airlines, the famous Richard Branson but how much do we know about his ideology in life which made him the star he is today and the guru of startups? In just over 25 years he was able to enact the empire of Virgin Atlantic Airways and setting up Virgin Megastores, in addition to hundred other ventures.
So if you are looking to become an entrepreneur or is already running a business, this is a must read for you. If there are certain fears that are holding you back, this read will make you say and in the words of Richard Branson himself, “screw it, let’s do it”.
Idea Man: A Memoir by the Co-Founder of Microsoft by Paul Allen
Bill Gates and Paul Allen were the men behind the Microsoft we know today. We have read a lot about Bill Gates over the years but how much do you know about Paul Allen who was equally if not less involved with the creation of Microsoft?
Paul Allen became a billionaire in his early 30s and at the time, Time magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He was diagnosed with lymphoma and thus penned down this memoir. He listed down his passion and thoughts which led him to put efforts in co-creating the biggest name in the software industry – Microsoft.
As a young man who is ready to take on the world all by himself, this read will surely give you the courage to learn from your failures and rise above them. On the other hand, Paul Allen’s wins will give boost to your ideas, one can certainly implement in life.
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Anne Frank – we are all familiar with the name. The biography details her days when she was in the attic during the holocaust in Second World War. She tells how the hardships we face in our lives on a daily basis are nothing compared to what she endured at that time. Point being that do not let these minor hurdles keep you away from what you want to achieve in life.
All of us were taught about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in which a human first desire is security and as he climbs to the top of the pyramid, he can reach the level of self-actualization.
However, Frank did not comply with this theory. She never cared for the security and reached the state of self-actualization in a time when many craved security, she found strength within herself.
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CONTRIBUTOR: SIRENA ATKINSON
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