Personal blog of Abhishek Kona


  • Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination
  • The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protection (3rd Edition)
  • Becoming a Technical Leader: An Organic Problem-Solving Approach
  • Extreme economies
  • The Beginning of Infinity - Quantum Physics
  • Ideas in Food: Great Recipes and Why They Work: A Cookbook
  • Syrup Paperback - hoot book
  • As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning - travel book set in 1930s
  • How to Succeed with People: Remarkably Easy Ways to Engage, Influence and Motivate Almost Anyone
  • Beyond Weird - Quantum Physics
  • Games and Decisions: Introduction and Critical Survey (Dover Books on Mathematics)
  • How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up
  • I Found My Tribe: A Memoir
  • Quantum Computing from the ground up
  • Thinking Strategically - the competitive edge in business in politics and everyday life
  • The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success Hardcover – February 25, 2020
  • The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
  • Emergence of Globalism (recommended by Piketty)
  • Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous
  • The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering: Mastering Complexity (The MIT Press)
  • A moveable feast—Hemingway
  • “The Shanghai Free Taxi: Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China,
  • India Moving
  • The man who mistook his wife for a hat—O Sacks
  • Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life
  • Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman
  • Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow: Penguin Specials


  • Nobbler
  • Nice Work—David Lodge
  • City we became
  • In Cold Blood truman capote
  • Stegner’s Angle of Repose - set in California historic memoir
  • Humboldts Gift—Saul Bellow
  • Deacon King Kong (Hardcover)
  • The four wise men Book by Michel Tournier
  • Hopscotch Novel by Julio Cortázar

Nature writing

  • The snow leaopard project
  • Savage Gods - . It’s about moving to a smallholding in Ireland with his family in search of a more contented life, getting back to the land. But it hasn’t quite worked out that way.


  • 97,196 Words: Essays – by Emmanuel Carrère
  • The Dolphin Letters


  • The technological society Jacques French philosopher
  • The Origin Of Consciousness In The Breakdown Of The Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes
  • The Source Of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, And Meditations
  • The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers, Seventh Edition - TLDR Economics
  • Jerks and other Philosophical Misadventures
  • How to be a Stoic
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