“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”– Haruki Murakami
Books are invaluable sources of knowledge and the right kinds of books have the power to change your life and make you a more productive and effective person. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, here is a list of self help books which can make your life better.
1) The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life by Robin Sharma
Written by leadership expert Robin Sharma, 5 AM Club walks you through the morning routine of business tycoons, leaders and world’s wisest people and how they are so effective. This book introduces a revolutionary morning routine and inspires you to wake up early and stay focused. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, waking up at 5 A.M., ensures you spend time on high level activity without any distractions. This book, with the help of the 20/20/20 rule, helps you make the most out of your morning. So if you are not a morning person yet, this one is for you.
2) Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
Spencer Johnson’s 100 page work, Who Moved My Cheese?, is a valuable lesson about adapting to changes in life and work. An aspiring entrepreneur should not be afraid of change and must be fully equipped to adapt to any changes which may occur in life. This book can help you with exactly that. Through the lives of four characters Scurry, Sciff, Hem and Haw, Who Moved My Cheese? teaches you how people who can adapt to change in life are way ahead of others. The book also points out a small incident where a man who decided to cope positively with an unexpected change at work eventually reached high points in life. This book takes around 1 hour to read and stays with you for a lifetime.
3) Barking Up The Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Baker
As it says on the cover, Barking Up The Wrong Tree focuses on the science behind why everything you know about success is probably wrong. Bad boys do well in life, much better than the class toppers, says Eric Barker, in this book. Having said this, Barker also emphasizes on the importance of hard work and being obsessive. Though Barker’s advice is mostly just common sense, he manages to spice things up with the characters in the book. The advice in this book is mostly linked to hard work, self discovery, happiness and work-life balance. This book can help you change the way you look at success and how you wish to achieve it.
4) 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
7 Habits Of Highly Effective People is a personality development book of the ’90s and is still a go to book for aspiring entrepreneurs. This book is all about developing a core set of values which make your life easy and also help solve problems which may arise in your day to day life. This book walks you through the 7 habits which make successful people who they are. However, the most important habit for aspiring entrepreneurs is Habit 6: Synergize. As per the book, when you adopt this habit, you combine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, so as to achieve goals no one person could have done alone. This point in a nutshell describes one of the most important skills you need to be a successful entrepreneur—teamwork.
5) The Happiness Project by Gretchen Robin
The Happiness Project is a journey about the author trying to be happy overall. It gives you an ultimate 12 month project with different resolutions for each month. This book can help you discover who you truly are as a person and what makes you happy. Self discovery is essential for reaching heights in your personal and professional life. The book also helps you become a better version of yourself by making you understand your strengths and weaknesses. So, if you are an aspiring entrepreneur, this book can help you identify yourself and your passion and can put you on the road to meaningful success.
Reading is essential for those who wish to rise above the ordinary. Each of the books mentioned in this list can have a huge impact on your life if you let them.
Comment and let us know which one of these books you will read next.
Top 10 Highest Paid TikTok Stars In The World
With the rapid proliferation of the internet across the world, reaching out to vast swathes of audiences is now just a finger click away. People are able to share their images, videos and keep a track of their day to day activities with just a mobile phone and an internet connection. This gave rise to a new generation of population known as influencers, meaning these people can influence a target audience with their ideologies or lifestyles. Social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat have had their own share of influencers but a more recent crop of influencers are taking over the world by storm. These influencers use the video sharing platform TikTok to create 60 second videos to tell a story or just have fun.
While TikTok is a video sharing platform, it gives the opportunity for creators to make money by promoting brands or signing sponsorship deals. Some of the creators make big bucks and it would be surprising to find out how much they earn. We have compiled a list of the top 10 highest paid TikTok stars below.
1) Charli D’Amelio
Hailing from the United States of America, Charli D’Amelio is the highest earning TikTok star and is a fifteen year old dancer. Charli earns a net amount of $ 48,000 per post on TikTok and has 51 million followers.
2) Loren Gray
Loren Gray started out on Musical.ly and has pivoted onto TikTok and is widely regarded as a powerhouse. Loren hails from the United States of America and earns around $ 42,000 per post and has 42 million followers.
3) Zach King
Zach King is a famous YouTuber who makes some innovative edited videos which look like he is performing visual illusions. Zach was able to leverage TikTok where he has 41 million followers and is able to net around $ 41 million per post.
4) Riyaz Afreen
The only Indian on the top five list, Riyaz Afreen is a fashion influencer and actor who posts lip syncing and duet videos on his TikTok account. Riyaz earns a net amount of $ 35,000 per post and has 36 million followers on tikTok.
5) Addison Rae
Addison Rae is one of the fastest growing stars on TikTok and has 36 million followers and has an estimated net earning of $ 35,000 per post making her one of the top five highest earning stars on TikTok.
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6) Baby Ariel
Baby Ariel usually posts lip syncing videos and was initially famous on Musical.ly before jumping on the TikTok bandwagon. Baby Ariel has 32 million followers and has an estimated net earning of $ 32,000 per post. However, after becoming famous, Baby Ariel branched out by creating her own music and became a singer.
7) Spencer X
Spencer X is a beatboxer, comedian and a content creator from New York and has made a name for himself performing alongside famous singers and rappers. Spencer has 28 million followers and has an estimated net earning of $ 28,000 per post.
8) Gil Croes
Gil Croes is a famous model, actor and influencer and shares a YouTube channel named CroesBros with his brother Jayden Croes. Gil has 27.9 million followers on TikTok and has an estimated net earning of $ 26,000 per post.
9) Arishfa Khan
Arishfa Khan is the second Indian to feature on the top ten highest earning TikTok stars and has 28.3 million followers on TikTok. Arishfa usually does lip syncing videos, skits and singing videos on her account and has an estimated net earnings of $ 24,000 per post.
10) Kristen Hancher
Kristen Hancher is the tenth highest earning star on TikTok and is a model and actress. Kristen has millions of followers on YouTube and Instagram as well and earns an estimated net earning of $ 24,000 per post. Kristen has 24.4 million followers on her TikTok account.
Let us know if any other star on TikTok deserves a mention on this list.
Top 10 Richest Women In India
India has a wealth of diverse talent and has produced some great leaders and business persons. Brand names like Reliance, Tata, Wipro and Aditya Birla are household names and are also known across the world. Women in India have been confined to their houses while men used to earn income in the olden days but, times are changing as women are challenging the societal norms and have also proved they are as capable as men. Indira Nooyi, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and Chanda Kocchar have given women hope that they can achieve should they set their minds on the goal.
India has its own share of billionaires or ‘crorepatis’ but let us have a look at the list of top ten richest women in India.
1) Roshni Nadar:
Roshni Nadar is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the information technology giant HCL and has a net worth of INR 36,800 crore. Roshni Nadar is the only daughter of Shiv Nadar and is also the vice chairperson of HCL Technologies. Roshni Nadar is the richest Indian woman and tops this list.
2) Smita V. Crishna:
Smita V. Crishna owns one fifth of the Godrej Group along with her brothers. Smita has a net worth of INR 31,400 crore and stands second on the list.
3) Kiran Nadar:
Kiran Nadar is the wife of HCL founder Shiv Nadar and has an estimated net worth of INR 25,100 crores. Kiran Nadar stands third on the list of India’s richest women.
4) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw:
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the founder of the giant bio pharmaceutical company, Biocon Limited. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has an estimated net worth of INR 18,500 crore and stands fourth on the list of India’s richest women.
5) Manju D. Gupta:
Manju D. Gupta is the chairman of Lupin Ltd., which is one of India’s leading pharmaceutical companies. She has a net worth of INR 18,000 crores and is India’s fifth richest woman.
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6) Leena Gandhi Tewari:
Leena Gandhi Tewari is the chairman of USV Pvt., Ltd., a company which focuses on biotechnology and pharmaceutical supplies. Leena Gandhi Tewari has an estimated net worth of INR 13,200 crores and is the sixth richest woman in India.
7) Vembu Radha:
Vembu Radha is the product manager at Zoho and is responsible for the guiding Zoho Mail to a prime position in the software and services industry. Radha has an estimated net worth of INR 9,900 crores and is the seventh richest Indian woman.
8) Nilima Motaparthy:
Nilima Motaparthy is a board member of Divis Laboratories based out of Hyderabad. Nilima is also on the boards of ten other companies and has an estimated net worth of INR 9,800 crores and is the eighth richest Indian woman.
9) Jayshree Ullal:
Jayshree Ullal owns 5% stocks in Arista Networks, a San Francisco based company. Jayshree Ullal has an estimated net worth of INR 9,800 crores and is the ninth richest woman in India.
10) Sangita Jindal:
Sangita Jindal is the chairperson of JSW foundation and is part of Jindal Group which is a market leader in metals and mining industry. Sangita Jindal has an estimated net worth of INR 9,600 crores and is the tenth richest Indian woman.
Let us know if we missed any other India’s richest women!
Top Ten Brands Owned By Pepsico
Pepsi with its iconic red and blue logo is one of the most well known brands in the world. Pepsi has a presence in almost every country on the planet and along with rival Coca-Cola, accounts for the majority of soft drinks and beverages sold in supermarkets. Pepsico was originally used to be called as Pepsi-Cola and the change to the new name only happened when a merger between Pepsi-Cola Company and Frito Lays took place in 1965. However, Pepsi did not just become a leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) brand in the world with just its soft drink brands but rather with making clever brand acquisitions over the years.
Here are the Top Ten Brands owned by Pepsico which are famous in their own right
The original Pepsi product behind the iconic brand is a carbonated soft drink developed in 1893 by Caleb Bradham as Brad’s Drink and was later renamed to Pepsi-Cola in 1898.
Mountain dew is another iconic carbonated and caffeinated soft drink well known for its citrus flavour and its fluorescent green packaging. Mountain Dew was developed in the 1940’s and its formula was revised over the years with the final revision happening in 1961 after which Pepsi acquired the brand.
Lay’s is the leading manufacturer of packaged potato chips in the world. Lay’s has been owned by PepsiCo through Frito-Lay since 1965. Each country has its own local flavoured Lay’s potato chips which are based on popular flavours relevant to the country.
The name Quaker immediately brings to mind the famous breakfast food, Quaker Oats, which is a leading cereal and breakfast food brand in the United States of America. Quaker Foods has been owned by Pepsico since 2001.
Gatorade is a famous sports drink which was originally made by the University of Florida for Gators, its athletic team, to replenish the carbohydrates that the school’s student athletes burned and the combination of water and electrolytes that they lost in sweat. The Gatorade brand was purchased by the Quaker Oats Company in 1983, which, in turn, was bought by PepsiCo. An interesting fact is Pepsico purchased Quaker Foods primarily for the Gatorade brand.
Tropicana is a famous bottle fruit juice beverage and was founded in 1947 before being acquired by Pepsico in 1998. Tropicana is hugely famous for its Orange juice which is easy to find in retail stores across the world.
7 Up is another iconic carbonated soft drink brand which has a lemon-lime flavoured base and is a non-caffeinated drink. 7 Up is also considered as a direct alternative to Coca-Cola’s Sprite drink. 7 Up is famous for its brand mascot, Fido Dido.
Aquafina is a purified bottled water product which is owned by Pepsico. Aquafina FlavorSplash is a flavoured, non carbonated and artificially sweetened line of products which come under six flavours. Aquafina competes directly with Coca-Cola’s Dasani brand of bottled water.
Cheetos is a famous brand of snacks manufactured by Frito Lay’s and is a hugely popular American snack. Cheetos is known for its Flamin Cheetos which formed the basis for the Kurkure brand which is widely popular in India and owned by Pepsico.
Doritos are flavoured tortilla chips sold in packets by Frito Lays. The original Doritos were not flavored. The first Doritos flavor was Toasted Corn, released in 1966, followed by Taco in 1967 and Nacho Cheese in 1972.
Let us know if we missed any more famous brands owned by Pepsico and deserve a mention in this list.
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