Book Review: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

The author gives us a wonderful lesson on the art and science of people management at startups. From hiring and onboarding to firing and building a culture, Ben Horowitz, the renowned Silicon Valley investor covers it all.

Of Dynasties, Shah Rukh Khan, Marriage and Metaphors

Santosh Desai’s book Mother Pious Lady will help you examine, deeply, brands and products you experience every single day. It’ll remind you of what India is and how, even in an ever changing consumption landscape, some cultural aspects are here to stay.

Street Smartness 101

IMG founder Mark McCormack’s book – What they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School – was first published in June 1986. To our surprise, the book is still extremely relevant, three decades after it was first published.

Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance, the story of IBM’s turnaround

The story of IBM’s turnaround is well-told by the American business press, but this book by its ex-CEO Louis V. Gerstner Jr., gives us a first-hand perspective of how the company transformed from the brink of disaster in the mid-90s to become one of the largest, global technology-enabled services companies today.

Life lessons from the Virgin entrepreneur

Richard Branson’s ‘Screw It, Let’s Do It’, is a glimpse into the experiences that have shaped his success. This quick read appeals to the fast paced sensibilities of today while imparting lessons that are timeless

Anecdotes on scaling up

Subroto Bagchi, Chairman and co-founder, Mindtree, a mid-tier IT Services company, has authored a wonderful book titled ‘Elephant Catchers’, which focuses on the topic of scaling up and achieving breakthrough growth. It is a must read for professionals gearing up for a growth path