Chaos Monkeys – Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine

Book review of Chaos Monkeys - Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine. Antonio Garcia Martinez rains on the Silicon Valley cheerleading parade in his blistering memoir 'Chaos Monkeys'. The haloed money-making apparatus of the Valley, apparently, has an obverse side. A side only insiders are privy to. Outsiders only gawk at what gets published in newspapers or reported on TV

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

Book review of 'Rock Bottom to Rock Star'. From being a gang member to running a million-dollar business, Ryan Blair has a major turn-around story to tell. A story that is both motivating and awe-inspiring. Add to that his blunt, no-nonsense candour, and you have on your hands a book that leaves with you a lingering sense of inspiration.

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

Storm the Norm

Book review of Anisha Motwani's Storm the Norm. If you rue the scarcity of quality India-centric business books, then, read this one, you won't be disappointed.