Good Read: Persuading the Unpersuadable by Adam Grant

My Pakistani friend shared this Harvard Business Review article which I really liked and thought of posting here. Some may not be able to access the link in certain regions, so posting the article here with due acknowledgement and the link. Persuading the Unpersuadable From the Magazine (March–April 2021) The legend of Steve Jobs is... Continue Reading →

Eric Schmidt on Structuring Teams And Scaling Google

When I started reading English, I read fiction for the first few years. The typical trajectory of any Indian middle-class boy who was not from English medium. I started with Agatha Christie and P G Wodehouse books and then Perry Mason, Ronald Dahl, Jeffry Archer, Dan Brown, followed by Indian English (Malgudi Days etc). This... Continue Reading →

Book: Elephants and Cheetah

I had decided in December 202 that this year (2021) I'll not buy any new book. This is because I already have enough backlog to clear for the whole year. However, when I decided that, it was with one exception. I had already pre-ordered a book in late Dec 2020 which was going to arrive... Continue Reading →

Magic of Powerpoint

NY Times July 30, 1987: Microsoft buys Forethought, maker of PowerPoint, for $14M in cash Today: PowerPoint has 500M usersMicrosoft Office is $30B+ revenue per year$14M of Microsoft stock from July 1987 would be worth ~$10B today This is a good example of the "moat" Warren Buffett always talks about. In a way Bill Gates... Continue Reading →

My Blog Featured In IIM-A Alumni Magazine

I had written a blog on lessons in Marketing via cooking sometime in October 2018. I had sent the same to our alumni web magazine/newsletter and had forgotten about it. I recently got to know from a feedback from my IIM-A classmate that the article was actually published in the IIM-A newsletter called WIMWIAN in... Continue Reading →

Book: Marketing Warfare

I am an Engineering student who went on to pursue MBA. Mathematics is my most favourite subject. I have always been a maths/science/engineering/logic kind of person. Even during MBA I liked the subjects which were extensions of the above i.e quantitative methods, business statistics, accounting and finance. Because those were concrete and deterministic subjects. However... Continue Reading →

Chat with R. Gopalakrishnan

Algebra is one of the better online platforms/Youtube channels I follow. They do talk shows, 1-on-1 chat with people from various walks of life. Some of them are really interesting and help you discover or connect with new people. Recently I saw one such episode which I am sharing here. It was with R. Gopalakrishnan... Continue Reading →

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