Jason Fried and David Hansson share their radical approach towards building Business for the modern age with the book ‘ Rework ’. Jason and David worked completely contrasting ways to industry norms while creating Basecamp – a web-based project management tool. They share their Understanding & Thinking as a simple yet fresh approach towards creating something new. Starting: Start as early as possible. Create something tangible and try to s...

What went behind the making of Amazon? How did a Startup selling Books become a $100Billion giant? Jeff Bezos was working in Wall street at a hedge fund co. called D.E.Shaw in the early 1990s. He was working on building a network international trade and started looking at internet enabled business opportunities. During the early 1990s Internet usage grew multifold very quickly and that’s when Jeff envisioned a store to conduct commerce using t...

What exactly is Emotional Intelligence? What are the things that compose of Emotional Intelligence? Emotional Intelligence is all about how we manage ourselves and relationships with others. 5 primary components of Emotional Intelligence are: Self-awareness: how clearly do you know yourself. Managing Emotions: Do you control your Emotions? Or your Emotions control you? Motivation: keep on going, in spite of challenges. Empathy: understand how ...

Scott Adams, the founder of Dilbert & author of “ How to fail at almost everything and still win big ” shares his life’s story. All along, he strongly advises not to take advice from cartoonists. A few points he puts forward are: Learning from failures Scott failed on various occasions in his businesses as well as personal life. However, he kept on failing smart i.e. learning from failures and trying better next time. Also, improve the odd...

Book Review of ‘Influence – the psychology of Persuasion’ by Robert Cialdini Author Robert Ciadini talks about some factors that affect people in their decision making in the book Influence: the psychology of Persuasion. Some things lead to automatic mindless compliance or saying yes from people. These factors Influence people to do things without even realising it. They are small triggers that affect people in their decision makin...

The Hard thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz Ben Horowitz tells us about his experiences as a CEO during running Opsware (previously known as Loudcloud) , which was later acquired by HP for $1.6B in 2007. He talks straight about the difficulties/ challenges a CEO has to face while running a company. Majority of the management books talk about setting up of great business practices, culture and good things, however very few talk about what ...

Book Review of ‘ Start with Why ’ by Simon Sinek. New York 1900’s. Samuel Langley started with an ambitious mission to be the 1st person to fly an airplane. He had all the right ingredients – prestigious qualifications & work experience, great market conditions – well funded, best talent available, powerful contacts, media following his every move. Nearby in Ohio, Wilbur & Orville Wright were attempting something similar with money ear...

Book Review and Recommendation of Contagious- Why things catch on by Jonah Berger. How do some Products, Ideas & Activities become popular in no time? What factors contribute to exponential or viral growth of an product sometimes even in seemingly dull market! There are various factors that lead to this kind of abnormal growth, beyond Quality and Price of a product. 1. Social Currency: People like to talk about things that make them look c...

Book Review of Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne How does one create a Profitable company? In the recent times, everyone is starting new businesses & companies. Also, the traditionally most crucial factor of Profitability seems to have lost its weightage. More and more technology startups are being funded and create a hype without proper fundamentals & this is eventually leading to bubble burst. They casually burn ...

The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris Book Review The title says enough what the book is going to be about! But before you let your gut scream Scam, misleading and distracting people on wrong lines, try to understand what it conveys. The 4 Hour Work Week is beyond a book or a show, it’s a lifestyle shift. And now, more than ever, with ever connected and digitalised world, it’s easier than ever to live your Dream life – travel around the world and...

The 48 Laws of Power
Productivity , Self improvement / November 29, 2016

Title: The 48 Laws of Power Author: Robert Greene Book Review of ‘ The 48 Laws of Power ’ by Robert Greene’. In modern society, the word power tends to have a stigma attached to it. Like one should not try to attain power, as it would corrupt them or make them cunning towards other human beings. And yet we need power not only to get things done, we need power to save ourselves from bad things. The feeling of having no control o...

The 4 Hour Work Week

Title: The 4 Hour Work Week Author: Tim Ferris The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris Book Review The title says enough what the book is going to be about! But before you let your gut scream Scam, misleading and distracting people on wrong lines, try to understand what it conveys. The 4 Hour Work Week is beyond a book or a show, it’s a lifestyle shift. And now, more than ever, with ever connected and digitalised world, it’s easier than e...

Mastery
Productivity , Self improvement / November 11, 2016

Title: Mastery Author: Robert Greene Mastery by Robert Greene Book Review What is it that separates Legendary people like Mozart, Leonardo Da Vinci, Einstein from ordinary human beings? How are some Artists, Trainers, Professionals so good their work is recognised throughout Industry, long after they are gone! Have these extra ordinary individuals reached the highest level in their chosen fields just because they were born with Talen...

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 imp...

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 w...

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 shor...

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 Peopl...

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 crea...

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 t...

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 rec...