Finished reading “Ascetic Games: Sadhus, Akharas and the Making of the Hindu Vote”. I am not sure what the author was trying to conclude via the book. It is a well-known fact that whether its a king or a priest everyone craves for power. Every organization has its role in politics, the Vatican was not […]
It requires a different kind of mental models to do thing differently in a crowded market. I am still 100 pages through reading Nuts, it talks about Southwest Airlines and its founder Herb Kelleher. Herb was a lawyer by profession and regular flyer. It occurred to him over a drink, the idea of starting an […]
Epictetus wrote Enchoridian centuries ago. The paragraph where he mentions about what things we have in our control and we don’t have has been a principle for me. Luckily I read the book. Many things we do in our life with our best efforts. But if we decide the result or expect the outcome in […]
Read 2 books this month: Made in America by sam walton (walmart founder) Delivering Happiness by tony heish (zappos founder) I found similarity in reading both. Building something meaningful takes time. Struggle is part of entrepreneurship. A defined process differentiates between an average and great company. Solving customers pain should be the core product, service, […]
My friend Vinay asked me to read Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life. Ikigai is a way of living, practiced in Japan. These are 10 core principles of Ikigai. Stay Active, don’t be idle Take it slow, things take time Less is more, eat less than your heart says Surround yourself […]
Halfway through delivering happiness, a book was written by Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos. He talks about how business, a startup is similar to playing poker. I found these pages worth sharing.
Reading Sam Walton‘s story about setting up Wal-mart was no less than watching a thriller. An extraordinary story of an average kid making it big by focusing on customers and sticking to the basics. Wal-mart success has lots to do with belief, persistence and customer satisfaction. I have no clue if the firm still sticks […]
As a runner sometimes recently I realized that I am overdoing. Thanks to my friends who warned me after seeing my heart rate. I have been getting injured on a regular basis. I have not gone for my regular long runs for some time now. I am on rest for a few more weeks. The […]
User experience hierarchy of needs
In the book Seductive interactive design, the author talks about the behavioral model prescribed by BJ Fogg. Fogg explains how modern-day applications like facebook, e-mails keeps us hooked. I found it worth sharing the section of the book.