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

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Who I am and Why I’m here

It's said that everyone, at some point in their lives, faces a defining moment. However, only a few leverage the moment and turn it into a guidepost for the future betterment. The majority fail to capture the moment though. My defining moment happened in 2012 while perusing the pages of 'Big Brands Big Trouble' - … Continue reading Who I am and Why I’m here

Rock Bottom to Rock Star

A genuine fiesta for the mind How is 'Rock Bottom to Rock Star' different from heaps of startup literature out there in the market? First, it is not a typical how-to book on entrepreneurship, it goes well beyond that. Second, Ryan Blair is not your garden variety author. From being a gang member to running … Continue reading Rock Bottom to Rock Star

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

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

Joy on Demand

Chade-Meng Tan is an ex-Googler, often credited with establishing the personal-growth program called 'Search Inside Yourself' at Google. 'Joy on Demand' is Meng's second book, a follow-up to the bestseller 'Search Inside Yourself'. I haven't read the latter, but, I can confidently put on record that 'Joy on Demand' turns out to be a half-baked … Continue reading Joy on Demand