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
Book review of David Conn's 'The Fall of the House of FIFA'. A damning account of the culture of corruption at FIFA.
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
Umberto Eco (1932-2016) passed away in February leaving behind an astounding intellectual legacy of unsurpassed depth. A towering figure in the world of literature, Eco arrived on the scene in the '80s with his debut, best-selling novel 'The Name of the Rose'. Over the next three decades, Eco wrote one seminal book after another, though … Continue reading Book Review | Numero Zero
The road to success is never easy. Champions invest thousands of hours of hard work and see off numerous failures to cultivate a winning attitude. However, without integrity and discipline as two cornerstones, a champion's stay on the top could be short-lived. Over the years, we have been witness to numerous stories of heroes falling … Continue reading Book Review | Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever