Tag: Books

  • Recursion


    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.…

  • Leadership Styles

    Leadership Styles

    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…

  • First Impressions: The Cuckoo’s Calling

    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.

  • Review: The Fresh Brew – Chronicles of Business and Freedom

    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…

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

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

    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.

  • The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

    The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

    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…

  • Connect the Dots

    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.

  • Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

    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…