Book Notes: When Coffee and Kale Compete

Last week my friend Rajagopal advised me to read “When Coffee and Kale Compete: Become Great at Making Products People Will Buy” The book introduces the interesting concept of Jobs to be done or JTBD.  What I liked about and made me glued to the 200 pages of the book is one simple thing: Building […]

What I learnt reading philosophy

I spent a good amount of time reading after quitting my full time job last year. I read on various subjects ranging from food, health, science, literature and philosophy. I found Philosophy the most interesting among them all. Some of my favorites were J Krishnamurti, Epicurus, Seneca, Socrates and Marcus Aurelius. I maintain my reading […]

Socrates and his questionings

Socrates bought a fresh way of seeing any situation, thinking and responding to any challenge, conversation. Socrates, a famous Greek philosopher and founder of Western Philosophy [Wikipedia]. According to Socrates a truth is always outcome of discussion filled with logic and reason. Like other Stoic philosopher, he too stressed on having a human life filled with […]

We are all Epicurus

Epicurus was Greek philosopher and founder of school of philosophy named Epicureanism. Centre of his Philosophy revolved around pleasure. According to Epicurus: “Pleasure is the beginning and the goal of a happy life” The school of philosophy aka Epicureanism was started on donation from wealthy people because they resonated with it. He spent all the money in setting […]

Notes from reading: The book of man by Osho

I was advised to read The Book Of Man, Osho by Naval. I grew up with prejudice and bias that Osho is a Sex guru, one who only talks about sexual pleasures. He is destroying our society and playing with our innocent mind by adding all kind of poison. I should totally avoid reading Osho. […]

Notes from Reading: Enchiridion by Epictetus

Epictetus was one of the famous stoic philosopher. He was born as a slave in current day Turkey. He spent most part of his life in Rome and then later moved to Greece. Enchiridion is modern day notes, so this essentially are contents of Epictetus notebook. These are some of my Kindle notes: Men are disturbed not […]

Notes from reading: Influence by by Robert Cialdini

Cialdini to me appears to be father of social psychology. The book is one of the best and hugely recommended to anyone who is in selling business. {Are we all not selling business these days? 🙂 }. This book was recommended to me by Anurag  I would strongly recommend each and everyone to read this […]

Notes from reading: Nudge by Richard H Thaler

Spent reading Nudge this week. It was recommended to me by Anurag First half of the book reminds me of content and research papers discussed by  Cialdini in his book Influence and  Kahneman in Thinking fast and slow Nudge is a conscious kick we an individual need in making decisions. It can be ads simple […]

Notes from reading: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Finished reading Deep Work by Cal Newport. It is a 250 page odd read. I had high expectation from the book considering the aura, marketing created around it. Still I guess am able to recover price I paid for buying this book with some learnings. Cal has circled around his profession, Carl Jung secluded house, […]