How Many Books Are Too Many ?
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A bookoholic by nature, Narvekar lists no author as his favourite. He tends to read four to five books a week most of which are autobiographical. “My favourite books are typically autobiographies of successful entrepreneurs. A few of them have struck chords for various reasons,” he adds. Narvekar is also an avid photographer and enjoys researching architecture, furniture design and fashion. He travels extensively, learning about new cultures through his stomach.
INSPIRED MY DESIGNS
100 Interiors Around The World - Balthazar Taschen and Laszlo Taschen
Design has always been a passion of mine. I take a lot of inspiration from the varying styles and designs showcased in this book and apply them both to my home as well as our stores. I consider this book to be one of my most precious posession.
TAUGHT ME TO BE CUSTOMER FRIENDLY
Delivering Happiness Tony Hsieh
The Zappos story and their obsession with customer satisfaction highlight that customer satisfaction should be the core of every business. Equally, the focus on employees and making sure that team members are happy and fulfilled in their careers is something I’ve taken away from this book.
HOW PASSION CAN HELP YOU BUILD SOMETHING MEANINGFUL
Start Something that matters Blake Mycoskie
The founder of Tom’s, Blake Mycoskie, has managed to build a global brand while benefiting a large number of people, which really, should be every entrepreneur's dream. He is driven by a cause and the success of Tom’s is simply a by-product of that. No great business can be created without that type of passion.
(This article was first published in the December issue of Entrepreneur Magazine. To subscribe, click here)