This is not the end of the book

Book review of 'This is not the end of the book'. Jean Phillippe de Tonnac, the famous French novelist, facilitates a freewheeling chat between two bibliophiles: Umberto Eco, the late Italian literary maestro and Jean-Claude Carrière, the legendary French writer and academy award honoree.

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Makers and Takers: How Wall Street Destroyed Main Street

Book review of Rana Foroohar's 'Makers and Takers: How Wall Street destroyed Main Street'. She shows in her new book how financial greed came to disengage the economy of the vast majority of the population from the Wall Street economy - the economy that belongs to the top 1%.

No Place to Hide

Book review of Glen Greenwald's 'No Place to Hide'. Glenn Greenwald's 'No Place to Hide' is as audacious a book as it is nerve-racking. Largely a commentary on Snowden's revelations of the NSA's malpractices and the crumbling state of American journalism, 'No Place to Hide' shines an ugly spotlight on the devastating consequences of a state's paranoid obsession with its security apparatus.

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.

The Art of Social Media

I will say this about Guy Kawasaki's 'The Art of Social Media': It is the best primer to get kicking on social media. Somehow, I never came around to reading any of Guy Kawasaki's previous books. For the uninitiated (if there are any), Guy is a leading authority on social media, a pioneer of blogging … Continue reading The Art of Social Media