Samit Shetty shares his Top Business Books

Samit Shetty

Samit Shetty is the CEO of Navi FinServe, a fintech company. He was the founder and CEO of Chaitanya MicroFinance which was later acquired by Sachin Bansal’s Navi Technologies. Samit is an alumni of IIM Ahmedabad and lives in Bangalore.

1. Good to Great

by Jim Collins

“The books ties into the idea that eventually people build organisations and it is a constant work.  It takes strategy to leadership.” 

Good to Great book favourite of Samit Shetty

2. The Age of Turbulence

by Alan Greenspan

“This is not a business book but on Economics.  The levers that affect our businesses are in the hands of various decisions (& makers) who have different priorities and incentives. It’s mportant to understand those.”

3. The Goal

by Eli Goldratt and Jeff Cox

“One of the all time favourites around the importance of the fact that multiple short-term, local optima leads to chaos and not long-term global optima.”

4. Bag It All

by Nina Lekhi and Suman Chhabria Addepalli

“A good one to underline the unbelievable power of compounding in small businesses and how one things adds to10, as long as you are at it.”


“I don’t have a fifth in the list because I rarely read business books. Thanks for reminding me I need to read more.”

Samit Shetty

In this series, we ask business leaders, professionals and academicians about their favourite business books. In case you wish to share your favourite books with us, do write in to programs@globalgyan.in

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