Book Reviews

Book Reco – What It Takes - Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence by Stephen A. Schwarzman
24th April 2019   |   Book_reviews

Most autobiographies tend to be written to portray the subject in the best light, glossing over the bad parts and highlighting the good ones and this one is no different. However what makes this such an interesting read is simply the author’s ext...

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Book Reco: The Art of the Good Life: Clear Thinking for Business and a Better Life by Rolf Dobelli
18th June 2018   |   Book_reviews

Normally I am wary of self help books with their generic advice which is pretty much the same all over. But I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The author's easy style of writing, unique perspective and advise really makes this book a pleasure...

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Book Reco - How to Get Lucky by Max Gunther
17th December 2015   |   Book_reviews

Anyone who has been a student of business and success knows the importance of success. Luck can make you or break you. No amount of knowledge or skill can help you if your luck is not good. For most of us, luck seems to be an unfathomable uncontrol...

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6 business lessons from Jeffery Archer's 'As The Crow Flies'
17th November 2015   |   Book_reviews

I love fiction with business as the central theme. I love to read of a rags to riches story as the protagonist overcomes obstacles to attain a life of riches and wealth. 'As The Crow Flies' by Jeffery Archer is just such a book. I really don't kn...

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Why reading the 'Black Swan' is important for startups and business people.
13th October 2015   |   Book_reviews

One of my favorite topics when discussing Startups with anyone is the book 'Black Swan' by Nassim Taleb. This was a book has literally changed the way I look at any business and especially startups. It's also an necessity for anyone needing a reali...

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Book Reco: The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
19th March 2015   |   Book_reviews

The first thing I would like to say is that this is one of the most difficult books I have read in a while. But it is also one of the most interesting ones? that has changed my world view forever. The author? Nassim Nicholas Taleb is una...

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Book Reco - Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle by Matthew Symonds
10th October 2014   |   Book_reviews

Its been a while since I enjoyed a good book on the software industry. Although this book is by no means recent and some of the stories are now a bit outdated, I still found it relevant and interesting. Oracle and Ellison have always intrigued m...

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Book Reco - Exit Point by Anil Goel
24th June 2014   |   Book_reviews

I tend to hang out with really smart people and proof of that is my good buddy Anil Goel has come out with his next book Exit Point! Knowing Anil with his amazing research and imagination I'm sure its going to be a rip roarer. More on this as I f...

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Book Reco - Rework by Jason Fried & David Hansson
20th March 2014   |   Book_reviews

Finally managed to get my hands on this book which was recommended by so many people. And it was worth the effort.All business people wish for a no nonsense, zero jargon, common sense business book and this it it!  Created by the folk...

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Book Reco - The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
14th February 2014   |   Book_reviews

This book is like picking up a no-nonsense manual for success. Its central premise is that small things done every day have an incremental effect which over time adds up to huge success. And it is hard to argue with the authors logic. Starting w...

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Book Reco: Fifth Wave Leadership by Morris R. Shectman
29th November 2013   |   Book_reviews

Its not often that you come across a book on psychology that is easy to read and meaningful to the average person. I picked up Shectman's Fifth Wave Leadership wondering if I would have the strength to read it through but I was pleasantly surpr...

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Book Reco - Peaks & Valleys, Making Good Times Work for You - At Work and In Life by Spencer Johnson
11th July 2013   |   Book_reviews

I am normally quite sceptical about these small parable books that try and give life lessons in small bite size chunk. I feel normally to absorb a new learning you need to study and immerse yourself in it. However I found Peaks and Valleys to...

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Book Reco: Understanding Micheal Porter by Joan Magretta
13th February 2013   |   Book_reviews

Micheal Porter is a legend in the field of competition and strategy and every business student will have read all about his five forces at some point or the other. However Micheal Porter is never light reading and his work can be intimidating for ...

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Book Review: The Wave Rider by Ajit Balakrishnan
16th January 2013   |   Book_reviews

When I worked at from early 1998 to mid 2002, Ajit Balakrishnan (AB as we affectionately called him) was my boss's boss's boss. I was very junior at that time and remember looking at AB with awe and fear. Although I never knew him wel...

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Book Reco: 'Profits Aren�t Everything, They�re The Only Thing' by George Cloutier
5th October 2012   |   Book_reviews

This book is a swift kick in the backside for all entrepreneurs and business people When I picked up this book and briefly flipped through it I was struck by the brusque no nonsense tone of the writing. I avoided reading it for a few days thinking...

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Book Reco - 'Never Eat Alone' by Keith Ferrazzi - A wakeup call for all business owners and entrepreneurs
24th August 2012   |   Book_reviews

As the daily grind of business and work carries on, many of forget the most critical part of our success - our network. In the begining we tend to it with great enthusiasm. But as the business picks up and we get busy, this aspect tends to get negl...

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When small changes can make big impacts - 'Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard' by Chip and Dan Heath
20th March 2012   |   Book_reviews

To be honest I was a bit sceptical when I picked up this book, thinking it would be just another management how-to. However I was pleasantly surprised to find it very interesting with a lot of food for thought. I love books that make you think coun...

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Start With Why by Simon Sineck - I'll tell you why you should buy this book!
13th January 2012   |   Book_reviews

I have been wanting to get my hands on the book by Simon Sineck (of Ted Talks fame) - 'Start with Why'. I finally managed to get a copy and was not disappointed. Simon's lucid and clear style of writing and explaining of intellectual concepts was ...

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Jim Collins does it again - the brilliant 'Great by Choice' is highly recommended for all entrepreneurs.
8th November 2011   |   Book_reviews

There is something about a Jim Collin's book that is spell binding. His writing style that combines real world examples with common business principles simply makes his books impossible to put down. What I love about 'Great by Choice' is there are ...

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Book Reco: Built to Sell by John Warrillow � A must read for small business owners including web design agencies and other creative firms
23rd July 2011   |   Book_reviews

Absolutely loved it!! Its quite rare to come across a business book that grabs my interest and keeps it there like a racy thriller, but this one does just that. I practically read the whole book in a day and enjoyed it thoroughly. "Built to Sell" ...

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