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Lists for Summer ’11 – Books, Places and more

June 8, 2011

So I did a similar list last summer and even though I didn’t keep it very updated, it helps to have these on (virtual) paper.

Any suggestions/recommendations/comments welcome!
(Note:The order of the books is irrelevant.)

Books –

To Read

  1. Startups, Chris Dixon
  2. The Art of the Start, Guy Kawasaki
  3. Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions, Guy Kawasaki
  4. Monkey Business: Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle
  5. Never Eat Alone
  6. Positioning: The Battle For Your Mind
  7. How To Win Friends and Influence People
  8. Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age by Paul Graham
  9. The Class by Erich Segal
  10. The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris
  11. Professional iPhone and iPad Database Application Programming
  12. Beginning iPhone 4 Development: Exploring the iOS SDK
  13. A History of Silicon Valley


Movies –

To Watch

  1. Harry Potter 7 – Part 2
  2. It’s a Wonderful Life
  3. Animal House (recommended by a prof!)


  1. X Men: First Class – 6.5/10. While watching this movie, I realized I had outgrown superhero movies. A sad realization indeed.
  2. Hangover 2 – 6/10
  3. Youth In Revolt – 6.5/10
  4. Harry Potter 7 Parts 1 & 2 – 9.5/10
  5. Zombieland – 6.5/10

Places –

  1. Princeton, New Jersey (hey, it counts!)
  2. New York City, New York at hackNY and Clothia
  3. New Delhi
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