Chaos Monkeys – Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine

Chaos Monkeys is not a book for purists. The narrative is riddled with F-bombs and obscenities fly with horrifying frequency. Martinez drops names and dresses them down with aplomb

Advertisements

The Power of Broke

When your back is against the wall, when you are knee deep in sh**, you become twice as more inventive and it is in those times, you think of ingenious ways to dig yourself out of the hole. That's the Power of Broke

The 80/20 Principle

Ginger Rogers - the Academy award winning actress - had once famously quipped – “Stand for something or you will fall for anything.” Despite the fact that Ginger’s context was entirely different from Pareto’s, I could always relate the two. I was introduced to the concept of Pareto’s 80/20 Law in my B-School. I found … Continue reading The 80/20 Principle

Rock Bottom to Rock Star

A genuine fiesta for the mind How is 'Rock Bottom to Rock Star' different from heaps of startup literature out there in the market? First, it is not a typical how-to book on entrepreneurship, it goes well beyond that. Second, Ryan Blair is not your garden variety author. From being a gang member to running … Continue reading Rock Bottom to Rock Star

Zero to One

The origins of 'Zero to One' lay in 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 … Continue reading Zero to One

Storm the Norm

The paucity of good India-centric business literature is not only well documented, but also widely recognized. There aren't many notable authors to speak of. Most seem happy with the low-stakes fiction market. Amidst this dearth, Anisha Motwani's 'Storm the Norm' shines through like sunshine. It's a refreshing book that combines savvy and expert business reporting … Continue reading Storm the Norm