Zero to One
Business , Entrepreneur , Startups / October 22, 2016

Title: Zero to One Author: Peter Thiel Book Review of Zero to One by Peter Thiel How does one create great breakthrough companies? the once in a generation kind. What is it that made the Microsoft and the Apple’s of the World? How did Google and Facebook become more valuable in a decade than majority of biggest companies running since century combined? What is it that leads to creation of such huge progress for some companies in short span of time? Zero to One is about creating such companies that create new things on a massive scale! Humans don’t create radically new things based on existing choices, but invent by creating new Technologies. The progress that we make are generally categorized as : A. Horizontal progress – taking existing products to new places i.e. wider Markets. B. Vertical Progress – Technological Improvements – creating new & better ways of doing things. Lot of this Vertical progress comes from Startups generally as old companies don’t move fast for new ways & technology and Individuals don’t create new Industry, all by themself. Asking an important question “What valuable product/ service is nobody building?” – if the startups are able to create &…

The 7 Habits of highly Effective People
Business , Productivity , Self improvement / October 19, 2016

Title: The 7 habits of Highly Effective People Author: Stephen Covey The 7 habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey Book Review  What differentiates the people who are able to achieve so much from those who don’t? Since everyone gets 24 hrs in a day, irrespective of being Poor/ Rich, Young/ Old, having huge work to do or nothing at all, we must learn to be Effective in our Lives. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is the about How to be most effective! Habit 1: Proactivity. Its about taking Responsibility for our Life. As humans, we have the initiative and responsibility to make things happen. There are things which are beyond our Real Control say natural calamities. Reactive people generally focus on things like these external circumstances and acting as victims. This leads to decrease in their Circle of Influence. However, Proactive people choose to focus on Actions & response to circumstances, in turn powerfully affecting their circumstances. Habit 2: Begin with the end in Mind. It means clearly identifying the goals that one plans to achieve specifically, with any activity and overall, in all areas of Life. How would you like to be remembered on…

The Lean Startup
Business , Entrepreneur , Startups / October 13, 2016

Title: The Lean Startup Author: Eric Ries ‘The Lean Startup by Eric Ries’ Book Review How do Startups become Successful? What do the successful Startups do differently that make them successful? In today’s fast paced world, Young Brilliant college students are inventing the future by creating new products, working with their friends and taking on the World. However, more often than not – they are failing. In spite of creating Amazing Products and having Rock star team entering the market, they are not able to create Successful companies. So how come, even with having all the correct Ingredients- Determination & Brilliance + Great Timing + Great Product & Team, they are not having the fame & fortune like the stories in the Magazines & Movies? There’s a difference in the Reality. The Boring stuff like Management & Accounting really matter a lot, which is quietly ignored in the Movies as it doesn’t make for great movie time. What is the Lean Startup methodology? Instead of creating great & perfect products, create extremely basic versions of them (lets call them Minimum Viable Product) Selling these products to early adopters and measuring the response – getting feedback, listening to their complaints, trying…

Social Media Marketing
Business , Social Media Marketing / October 11, 2016

Title: Social Media Marketing Author: Gary Vaynerchuk How to do Social Media Marketing? Gary Vaynerchuk’s Jab, jab, Jab Right Hook Book Review. Give, Give, Give and then Ask. That’s the principle for Life, Business or Social Media. Keep on continuously providing value to your Audience & then ask them to buy your product, service or whatever you want. Gary takes Business analogy to Boxing. Just like Boxing, in Business too the last action like the last punch in Boxing gets all the credit, be it a Sale or or a Business Deal. However, it takes a series of steps that have to be executed before making the final move to accomplish things. Now coming to Social Media Marketing. With the attention of individuals turning more and more away from traditional media such as Print, Television, Radio etc to Social Media, it has become a crucial place for Brands and companies to be present there.  And Interact with their audience on a real time basis as Social media is a 2way communication. So how to work with Social Media? Having the right Content – saying the right things and more importantly, in the right Context i.e. saying at the Right time,…

How to be a Millionaire
Business , Entrepreneur , Finance , Startups / October 10, 2016

Title: The Millionaire Fastlane Author: M J Demarco Book Summary and Review of “The Millionaire Fastlane” -by M J Demarco. If you are among the kind of person who wants to Live Life fully and beyond normal/ average – you have big dreams, want to own a huge House, fast cars or simply want to live Rich – yet you know, the current path is not going to take you there and wonder ‘There’s got to be more to Life’, its highly recommended for you to understand “The Millionaire Fastlane”. Basically, there are 3 kinds of different Financial Roadmaps for People: Sidewalk: They have No Financial Plan and live Paycheck to paycheck E.g. Spend whatever money you earn on the Latest Gadget, Drinking, Parties! Poor Money Management – Even if they earn enough they will end up spending everything, that’s how Celebrities, Sportsperson earning Millions one time go flat broke with 1-2 bad seasons. This is the Worst financial mistake as you can always go down as the Source of Income goes. Slowlane: These are typical Go to School- Get a Degree- Get a Good Paying Job – Save Money Mentality. Basically, you keep on working till 60, 70 years…

How to make Money ?
Finance / October 10, 2016

Title: Money Master the game : 7 steps to Financial freedom Author: Tony Robbins Book Review and Summary of ­­­Money Master the game : 7 steps to Financial freedom – by Tony Robbins ­­­ How do people win Financially? Why is it that some people with same Education, Background, similar Knowledge and life end up vastly different? Wherein one ends up broke and debt ridden & other becomes a millionaire, financially free and enjoy retirement without having to work another day? The people who win Financially have learned to play the game and Mastered it. They anticipate based on their understanding, & then Plan and Execute for Winning it. For a common individual, what should we do? Start with becoming an Investor – not merely a Consumer. Commit a percentage of your Earnings to Savings & Invest them, automating the process. That means you learn how to play like an insider and not investing blindly. So before we start, lets get over some Myths relating to Investments: You have to take huge risks or have loads of Capital to be able to Invest. That’s not true because there are various techniques available to keep your money safe and yet participate…