Posts Tagged ‘Books’


Recursion Book cover

Recursion is a fascinating and intense page-turner that combines my favourite topics in science and science-fiction–memories and time travel. Funnily enough, I had no idea what I was getting into when I picked up this book. I recall hearing the title somewhere and when I found it at a library, I just picked it up. Until I read it, I thought this was a non-fiction book like other books on my reading list (mostly management/leadership related books).

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Leadership Styles

Primal Leadership Book Cover

I am reading a book called “Primal Leadership” and just completed the chapter on Leadership Repertoire. This chapter talks about four broad styles of leadership which are resonant in nature (and two more which are not resonant). Resonance here means that the people are in sync with the leader. Reading about these six styles, some examples, and what these styles look like made me think of managers and leaders in my own life.

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First Impressions: The Cuckoo’s Calling

The back-cover of the book doesn’t say anything about the incredible detail in the book. Right from beginning, Robin’s and Strike’s world are pulled over your eyes and you experience London city in glorious, and somewhat shabby detail.

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Review: The Fresh Brew – Chronicles of Business and Freedom

After Stay Hungry Stay Foolish and Connect The Dots, it has become a trend for books containing stories of entrepreneurs, and I am okay with that. The stories are mostly interesting and almost always insightful. Even if the story is repetitive, there is always a take away, even if very small. But I need that book to be written well. The Fresh Brew, sadly, fails at this task.

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Changes from the book – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

The Deathly Hallows Symbol

Before we start listing them out, I want to note that some of the changes actually make the story better and a more interesting watch on the screen. It is only some of the changes, especially those that are not even consistent with the previous movies that seem somewhat irritating.

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The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

The Checklist Manifesto - Cover

The book also describes guidelines and best practices to write checklists that actually work and are useful as opposed to being just a formality. It gives example of aviation industry checklists used worldwide and describes the principles used in framing them. This adds to the practical value of the book, which otherwise, would have just been a collection of stories and reflections.

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Connect the Dots

Cover of Connect the Dots

‘Connect the Dots’ contains story of 20 people, each distinct from each other with hardly anything in common; except for passion, of course. The stories are… cool. In fact, before reading this, I definitely thought Fem was an international brand (not from India) as did some of my friends.

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Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

Cover of Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

When I was reviewing this book last week, my cousin brother (of age 11) saw the title and asked me about it. He asked if this book suggests we should not eat and become a fool. I didn’t know how to explain the meaning of the title to him in simple words. He is quite sharp, that’s true but it still takes some effort. I am going to take that effort now.

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