WashingtonExec Summer Reading List Series:
It might not yet “officially” be summer, but with rising temperatures beckoning the start of patio cookout season, WashingtonExec asked area executives which books they planned to peruse this summer.
Deepak Hathiramani is the chief executive of Vistronix, Inc., an IT solutions company he founded more than twenty years ago. Hathiramani also sits on the Senior Advisory Board and Advisory Board of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and GMU Volgenau School of Engineering, respectively.
This summer he plans to read nonfiction books about making better choices in life, recreating your life to feel happy and applying Maslow’s theory to identify the key relationship truths in business with employees, customers and investors.
The four books on his list are: Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip and Dan Heath, Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow by Chip Conley and Tony Hsieh and Robin Sharma’s two books Who Will Cry When You Die? and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny.
On Hathiramani’s list two summers ago were the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson and The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders, by John Zenger and Joseph Folkman.