My long-awaited trip to Barcelona materialized last week, and my love of books encouraged me to find the best literary destinations in the city. Barcelona’s unique and varied bookshops rarely get the top billing thanks to its other more prominent cultural attractions. These literary sanctums often get relegated and don’t feature at all on many … Continue reading A Bibliophile’s tour of Barcelona’s Literary Destinations
Only a few years ago, there was a strong vibe around that digital transformation might have dealt a lethal blow to traditional publishing. Some even predicted the end of paper books. However, like so many other off-the-mark doomed predictions of the past, this one also evaporated sooner than anybody could notice. The biggest testimony to … Continue reading 8 Literary Festivals That All Bibliophiles Must Attend
Book review of Oren Klaff's Pitch Anything. The task of deciphering a sales pitch, Klaff says, lies squarely with the croc brain, not with the analytical brain as many tend to think. You must first convince the croc brain of the merits of your pitch in order to fetch a substantial result.
Nobody really likes waking up early in the morning. But, as much as we hate waking up early, the truth is, it’s important. Not only because school and most of our works start up bright and early, but because if you do wake up early you actually get more time to be productive and tackle … Continue reading Wake up early every morning and get s*** done
I don't remember exactly when but it was sometime in the mid-2000s when I stumbled upon StumbleUpon, no pun intended. StumbleUpon was one of the forerunners in the content discovery business. Garrett Camp, a grad student at the University of Calgary, along with a couple of his friends, created StumbleUpon in November 2001. The other … Continue reading Bye-Bye, StumbleUpon!
It's a sweeping claim to make. But here I am, sticking my neck out. Of a boatload of marketing literature available out there, "Positioning: The Battle for your Mind" is the best. No, not arguably the best, but, the best. You might wonder what's wrong with me. After all: How can a book published in … Continue reading Why Positioning is the best marketing book ever?