The 20 Best Articles of the last 3 years

Over the last few years, after reading 300 plus articles/blog posts/columns online, here are my current favourite 20. Don’t waste time reading and consuming low value low insight info-junkfood in books and newspapers that skims a issue, usually of marginal importance. That is bad for you in  every way. What you want to do isContinue reading “The 20 Best Articles of the last 3 years”

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The Anti-Library

Unread books are where the action is. The trader turned smart thinker Nassim Taleb approvingly calls such a collection an “ANTILIBRARY”; one’s shelves, he argues, should contain “as much of what you do not know” as finances allow. And he says don’t expect the proportion of unread books to fall, either. The more you read,Continue reading “The Anti-Library”

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The 10 Best Articles from a 100 I read

Two propositions hold true for the majority of people I know if they are ever asked about its application to them  : 1. Reading a book will take up a lot of my spare time 2. I do not have spare time! Now take a moment to think about how you get most of yourContinue reading “The 10 Best Articles from a 100 I read”

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2014 Books Review

I took the easy way out and went with an infograph to tell you 4 books you could try among the 33 books I read this year. Click on the URL below or on this sentence to jump to the site. https://infogr.am/books-of-2014-102 Full list of books read in 2014 below : Book 1 The Strategist’s Toolkit Book 2Continue reading “2014 Books Review”

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My best 3 Books and 3 Documentaries of 2012

A smart idea that the bibliophiles online mecca ‘Goodreads.com‘ came up with was the ‘Reading Challenge’ where you pledge at the start of a year to finish a certain number of books and then try to make sure you do. Last year I pledged to read 26 books and did. At the start of thisContinue reading “My best 3 Books and 3 Documentaries of 2012”

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India through Naipaul’s eyes

Growing up like most Indians with a Congress Party sanctioned version of history (proving the old adage about how ‘history’ is a version decided by the winners) I realized, quite late in life, I really didn’t have the foggiest clue about what my India was all about. When you read  Michel de Montaigne lament, “Nothing is so firmly believed as whatContinue reading “India through Naipaul’s eyes”

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How ‘Data Intimidation’ works

I am a big fan of business literature and always have been. The problem is being able to filter the signal from the noise. The really good from the pretenders. Books by The Druckers from the Tom Peters’ and Jim Collins’ of the world. So a tip. Within the first two paragraphs or chapters if the authors insertsContinue reading “How ‘Data Intimidation’ works”

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