Book Review : CHOOSE YOURSELF by James Altucher

James Altucher’s ‘couldn’t care less’ style of self-improvement writing seems paradoxically to have a better shot at working to create actual impact… and ‘Choose Yourself!‘ is a great example of the principle at work! Whenever Muffin grabs hold of something that fascinates her, she’ll shake her head from side to side violently. We joke about it … Read more

Book Review : DAVID & GOLIATH by Malcolm Gladwell

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell - Book Review

Malcolm Gladwell’s DAVID & GOLIATH: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, like the legendary biblical anecdote, is about the triumph of the puny against the great. In a series of historical studies and real-life stories, the author makes a convincing, fact-backed case for how what appears to be, by conventional standards, a “disadvantage” … Read more

Book Review : THE GORGEOUS DOZEN by Vivek Aiyyar

The Gorgeous Dozen by Vivek Aiyyar - Book Review

Sometimes you pick up a book not for any epic revelation, or soul-stirring emotion, or paradigm-shifting discovery… but just because you’re intrigued by the premise of a question that begins with “What if…?” That’s also why I expected ‘The Gorgeous Dozen‘ to be a light, light-hearted read. Vivek Aiyyar’s debut novel was that – and … Read more

Book Review : THE LOST DECADE by Pooja Mehra

Among books that describe the arc of events and developments over a time frame, Pooja Mehra’s ‘The Lost Decade‘ is a worthy contemporary inclusion. It deals with a contentious period of ‘growth’, and puts into the right perspective a slew of seemingly diverse and disparate events and policies. History is one of my deep-seated passions … Read more