Book Review | The 80/20 Principle

The 80-20 Principle book review

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 Book Review | The 80/20 Principle

Book Review | 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 Book Review | Zero to One

Book Review | The Game-Changer

The Game-Changer by Ram Charan

The Game-Changer by Ram Charan and the P&G Chief A.G. Lafley is hardly a book about the conquests of P&G. Instead, it's a book about 'Innovation Leadership' - a concept on how to integrate innovation into everyday work life in order to sustain an organic growth. My initial impression about 'The Game-Changer' was that of … Continue reading Book Review | The Game-Changer

Book Review | What the Customer wants you to know

Ram Charan's 'What the Customer wants you to know' is an essential sales management book. In the same vein as his other bestsellers, this one also has business strategy at its core. If you are just out of a Business school, the odds are high that you would be aware of the difference between 'Transactional selling' … Continue reading Book Review | What the Customer wants you to know

Judgment: How winning leaders make great calls?

When you have two of the best authorities on leadership joining forces to write a book, the result can only be phenomenal. Both Warren Bennis ( On becoming a leader: A Leadership Classic) and Noel Tichy (The Leadership Engine ) have dedicated their long, illustrious careers to teaching and explaining leadership. 'Judgment' is their first … Continue reading Judgment: How winning leaders make great calls?

Billion Dollar Lessons

Book review of Billion Dollar Lessons. A book by Paul B. Carroll and Chunka Mui. In a stark contrast to a chunk of strategy books, ''Billion Dollar Lessons'  has no highfalutin', incomprehensible strategy mumbo-jumbo.