How to sell anything to anybody

I did several part-time jobs while in college but the only part-time job that I held for all the four years of my degree was as a salesman in a jewelry store. The managing partner of the store and still like an elder brother to me, Haresh, gave me this book, How to sell anything […]

Read More How to sell anything to anybody

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing

There are some books that instantly connect with me because they take various vantage points I hold and put it together in a single coherent narrative. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing has it all; good research, umpteen number of examples that are woven into a compelling narrative and an easy to understand explanation of […]

Read More The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing

281 and Beyond

Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman aka VVS Laxman played cricket for India for 16 years (at the international level). When his cricket career came to an end, only 12 other people had played more cricket than him, 2 of whom were his teammates (Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid). He was a vital cog in the Indian […]

Read More 281 and Beyond

Book Review: The Art of Living

I was recommended The Art of Living by Thich Nhat Hanh by an author that I met during a scuba diving trip last year. It took me almost 4 months to finish the short and simple book because each chapter had a profound impact on the way I viewed the world and myself. When I finally […]

Read More Book Review: The Art of Living

The Power of Meeting New People

Why did I pick up this book? I did not realise that my skills at meeting new people were severely compromised as I always walk away with a ton of business cards and meaningful connections from all the start-up/venture capital networking events. That mirage was shattered about 3 weeks back when I found myself at […]

Read More The Power of Meeting New People

Book Review: The Maruti Story

Being born in the early 1980s, I have been a witness to Maruti’s slow takeover of the automobile market in India. I faintly remember sitting with my cousins in the trunk of our first Maruti-800 that my father & uncle bought together. It had the glass panel lifted so that we could avoid our heads […]

Read More Book Review: The Maruti Story