Ruchir Sharma in his debut book 'Breakout Nations' examined the emerging economies and their scrambling pursuit to break out into the big league. In his latest book 'The Rise and Fall of Nations', he draws the distinction between countries with good economic prospects and ugly ducklings of the world. Early on in the book, he … Continue reading Book Review | The Rise and Fall of Nations
A well-researched Sales book that busts several myths and presents a fresh approach For years, the sales domain has lagged behind its more established counterparts - marketing, manufacturing, HR, and finance. Every year millions of dollars go into research in these areas. Sales, unfortunately, has not had the same trajectory. This could probably the reason … Continue reading Book Review | The Science of Selling
The origins of 'Zero to One' lie a classroom course Peter Thiel taught at Stanford University in 2012. Blake Masters, the co-author and one of Thiel's students at Stanford, went the extra mile and took extensive notes during the lectures which he subsequently published on his tech blog, too. 'Zero to One' is a curated … Continue reading Book Review | Zero to One
Stein on Writing has got to be one of the best how-to books available on boosting writing skills A man of formidable reputation, Sol Stein went into the publishing business in 1953. Over the years, he edited the works of such marquee authors as James Baldwin, Elia Kazan, George Orwell and many more. He also … Continue reading Book Review | Stein on Writing
Book review of Oren Klaff's Pitch Anything. The task of deciphering a sales pitch, Klaff says, lies squarely with the croc brain, not with the analytical brain as many tend to think. You must first convince the croc brain of the merits of your pitch in order to fetch a substantial result.
Read this book. Count your blessings. Stop cribbing. People have suffered far worse Viktor Frankl's 'Man's Search for Meaning' is a book of epic proportions and that's no hyperbole. The library of Congress back in the '90s listed 'Man's Search for Meaning' as one of the ten most influential books in America and quite deservedly … Continue reading Book Review | Man’s Search for Meaning