Hyperbole and a half

I found this book on Bill Gates’ summer reading list.His review- “Funny and smart as hell” I checked out the author’s bio on Good Reads.“Allie Brosh has enjoyed writing ever since her mom tricked her into writing a story to distract her from her immediate goal of wrapping the cat in duct-tape..” Allie's book “Hyperbole... Continue Reading →

Show Your Work

When I finish a book, I usually plan on taking one parting thought. Here's ten random ones from Austin Klein's masterpiece "Show Your Work" -Our obituaries are written before we’re dead. -First, be useful, then necessary. -You can't find your voice if you don't use it. You can find your voice by joining the choir.... Continue Reading →

What’s your story?

Work speaks for itself.Not Always. Any piece of work is not just about the work. It’s about two humans. Not just the one behind it, the one the work represents. But the one in front of it, the one looking to make sense of it, to connect with it. So, give them more than your... Continue Reading →

The scam of multitasking

For years, I fell for the scam of multitasking.I thought I could get more done in less time, if I multitasked. A while back I started realizing the illusion that multitasking is. But I haven't found a better explanation than that in the bestseller The One Thing. So, can we do more than one thing... Continue Reading →

The Dichotomy of Leadership

The Ultimate Dichotomy of Leadership Raise your hand if this is not relatable-"There are limitless dichotomies in leadership…. But none are as difficult as this: to care deeply for each individual member of the team, while at the same time accepting the risks necessary to accomplish the mission.." I've struggled with this myself.Balancing your care... Continue Reading →

Indra Nooyi: My Life In Full

In 2009, when Obama won the Nobel Peace prize, his daughter's reaction to the prize was priceless. In his own words, "Malia walked in and said, 'Daddy, you won the Nobel Peace Prize, and it is Bo's birthday.' And then Sasha added, `Plus, we have a three-day weekend coming up.' So it's good to have... Continue Reading →

Range

Despite the proliferation of AI, humans are still crushing it.The advantage is attributed to a simple life hack called Range. AI systems thrive in stable structures and narrow domains. In such narrow worlds, humans may fail to make relatively substantial contributions. But the world is not a game of chess. In the orderly world of... Continue Reading →

No Hard Feelings

What is the most important skill for a manager? Exactly that. Managing.As Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy put it in their book No Hard Feelings, "Managing means cooking something on every burner without burning anything. Your job is to simultaneously bring the fusili to boil, keep the risotto at simmer, saute a mix of veggies, and add just... Continue Reading →

Unfinished: A memoir

Author: Priyanka Chopra JonasPages: 239Genre: Memoir One Line Review A personal testimony of how Confidence (and courage) eats strategy for breakfast. One big learning If you have to be an anomaly, be an ambitious one. "From now on if I was going to be an anomaly, I was going to be the shiniest damn anomaly... Continue Reading →

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