Monthly Archive:: August 2005

12 Simple Secrets of Microsoft Management by David Thielen

As the name suggests the book talks about how Microsoft is different from other run of the mill companies. 12 things being: 1. Even without having a written Mission statement, everyone has the same understanding of what the company is trying to achieve, which in this case

Pankaj Mishra’s ‘Butter Chicken in Ludhiana’

The tag line of the book says ‘Travels in Small Town India’. The author is a paid travel writer who starts his journet from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, goes to Ambala in Haryana, travels to Udaipur and Bundi in Rajasthan, then comes back to Hapur in Western

Jamming by John Kao

The tag line of the book says ‘The art and discipline of business creativity’. The author takes the metaphor of Jamming sessions to explain how the creativity in organizations should be promoted. It basically says, just like Jamming sessions, the basics are in place but various players

Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat

For a long time this book was never on my ‘to be read’ list, but last week at Crossword, don’t know why I picked it up and started reading. Was very skeptical, when I started reading this, and carried the same impression through the first few pages,

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