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On blogs that inspire

It happens quite often, that you happen to be in the middle of something really amazing – but in the race to stay in there, you forget this fact – this feeling of being a part of this amazing thing – and the rare occasion when the realization hits, you feel guilty for having lived … Continue reading

Just a tickmark

The Checklist Manifesto – it sounded like a get-your-life-in-order-using-one-more-organizer type book, but then Bill Gates and Jack Dorsey endorsed it – I had to read! The message is simple: Checklists work. Especially in getting the dumb things out of order. The important insight that Atul brings out, is that a checklist, which is primarily a … Continue reading

As simple as competition

Competition Demystified – this book probably provided more clarity on competitive strategy than all my strategy classes taken together. I picked up this book after I attended a session by Bruce Greenwald – one of the authors of the book (and one of the coolest academics in my opinion) A simple yet powerful alternative to … Continue reading

The Currency of Business, is not Money?

I was reading the book ‘Never Eat Alone’ by Keith Ferrazzi the other day – it speaks about how relationships and networks are what make businesses and individuals successful. He has put a lot of interesting thoughts out there in the book, but one of them particularly struck me: Businesses run on the currency of … Continue reading

Decision Making under Uncertainty, in Life!

I had intended to write this post in my personal journal, as a reminder to myself, but I am publishing it with the hope that it will be useful to others too.. We have this course called Decision Making under Uncertainty (DMUU); which basically teaches you to look at the expected payoff from any decision, … Continue reading