Yearly Archives: 2014

Remote: office not required

I am a big fan of Jason Fried and his company 37 Signals. They are unconventional, do not hesitate to break from convention, and talk a lot of sense. Jason has written a few books that talk about his experiences

Simple or Simplistic?

“I am very frustrated with my team. These guys can never find a simplistic solution to any problem” moaned someone I met recently at a large dinner party. Why would anyone want a simplistic solution to anything? Simple is good,

Summary first

I am reading Bill Bryson’s unbelievably entertaining “Notes from a Big Country”. This book is a collection of essays about the US of A. The essay “Wide Open Spaces” starts thus: Here are a couple of things to bear in

The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style is a style guide for writing in the English language. A timeless classic, this book was written by William Strunk almost a century ago, in 1918. The book had continued to be a handy reference for

The Men Who Killed Gandhi

I normally recommend only business books on this blog, but recently decided to include non-fiction books that I like as well. And near the top of that list is “The Men Who Killed Gandhi” by Manohar Malgonkar. This book was