Book Review : WHO WILL CRY WHEN YOU DIE by Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma, author of the modern day classic, “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari“, has created the busy-person’s delightful read ‘Who Will Cry When You Die?‘… one you can work your way through in 5 minutes a day (or less!) So, you don’t have enough time to read a book? Try this. Read 101 books! … Read more

Book Review : DO NO HARM by Henry Marsh

For any non-medical reader, ‘Do No Harm‘ is a fascinating, exciting book. To a fellow surgeon, it is an almost cathartic self-analysis of what drives us – and terrifies us – about the speciality we simultaneously love… and hate! A quote by French surgeon Rene Leriche kicks off the book: “Every surgeon carries within himself … Read more

Book Review : THE PAPER MENAGERIE by Ken Liu

Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu - Book Review

It’s usually difficult to review a collection of short stories like Ken Liu’s ‘The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories‘. More so because there’s usually a lot of variability between each story – in tone, theme and even quality. Thankfully, each one in this book is of a comparable, high standard. “We are defined by the … Read more

Book Review : SNOWBALL IN A BLIZZARD by Steven Hatch

Snowball in a Blizzard by Steven Hatch - Book Review

In “Snowball in a Blizzard“, Steven Hatch has put together a brilliant guide for our times that’s also a breezy, easy read – yet he doesn’t overlook any of the salient points about critically studying data to arrive at reasoned and logical conclusions – the way science reporters ought to… but seldom do. I picked … Read more

Book Review : THE DRUNKARD’S WALK by Leonard Mlodinow

The Drunkard's Walk by Leonard Mlodinow - Book Review

If  ‘The Drunkard’s Walk‘ has taken me longer to complete than usual, it’s because I savored and re-read many sections… that just made so much sense! Which may sound weird when I tell you this is a book about statistics. Yet that’s what makes it so special! Leonard Mlodinow’s The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules … Read more

Book Review : MEASURE WHAT MATTERS by John Doerr

‘Measure What Matters‘ gives you a framework to decide on goals, be it for your business or life. The OKR framework seems robust, powerful and scalable to fit a one-person home business just as well as a mega-corporation with thousands of employees. This book review of ‘Measure What Matters‘ is brief – because there’s really … Read more

Book Review : ASK AGAIN, YES by Mary Beth Keane

‘Ask Again, Yes‘ is a hopeful, shining, glorious story that brings forcefully home the message that no matter how bad things may seem in the moment, in retrospect and with context, we will feel redeemed. When did I start reading emotionally complex stories? That’s what I asked myself midway through Mary Beth Keane’s brilliant novel Ask … Read more

Book Review : WILL MY CAT EAT MY EYEBALLS? by Caitlin Doughty

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? by Caitlin Doughty - Book Review

Sub-titled “Big Questions From Tiny Mortals”, Caitlin’s book “Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?“ addresses the naively innocent (but tough, no-holds-barred!) questions from young kids about a disconcerting and taboo subject… Death! When I die, I’d consider it an honor to be cremated by the coolest mortician in the world, Caitlin Doughty! Why? Because of … Read more