How to Win Friends and Influence People
Business , Productivity , Self improvement / November 11, 2016

Title: How to Win Friends and Influence People Author: Dale Carnegie How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Book Review Do you face difficulties in managing Relationship – Professional as well as personal? Lack or are unable to influence people? Or even simply wish to be a better conversationalist & Speaker? Dale Carnegie has listed out simple principles that can be immediately practiced by anyone wanting to improve their abilities to Influence people in his book ‘ How to Win Friends and Influence People ’ Some Fundamental techniques in handling people: Don’t criticise, condemn or complaint. Criticism is futile, because it puts a person on defensive & makes him strive to justify. Instead of criticism, one should try to understand why people do what they do and handle in more tactful and sympathetic way, as people are much more receptive in that manner. Give Honest & Sincere Appreciation. The desire to feel important is amongst the deepest human urges. Honest appreciation gets results where criticism & ridicule fails. Arouse in other person an eager want. The only way to influence other people is to talk about what they want & show them how to get it. Eg….

Rich Dad Poor Dad
Business , Entrepreneur , Finance / November 7, 2016

Title: Rich Dad Poor Dad Author: Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki Book Review Robert has 2 Dads – 1 his Real dad who is highly educated & he would tell Robert to study hard and get a good job. His other dad – his best friend’s father would encourage him to focus on Businesses & Finances. His poor dad would often say ‘I can’t afford it’ while his rich dad made him ask ‘How can I afford it?’. The 1st was a statement and allowed to leave him off the hook, while the 2nd was a question that forced to think! Robert listened to both for a while & decided he wanted to follow his Rich dad’s teachings. He shares few powerful lessons learnt from both his Rich Dad Poor Dad. Rich don’t work for Money: Poor and Middle class work for Money. This creates Earned income in the form of Salary. Rich build their business & Investments to earn money in the form of Profits, Passive Income from Rent & Interests and accumulate Wealth in form of Portfolio – Shares & Property. Why Financial Literacy? Wealth is not just made by ‘How much money you…

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…