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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

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

Mavericks at Work

Red Lake, a Canadian gold mining company was struggling to find the most optimum drilling locations in its recently acquired 55,000 acre mining area. The maverick CEO decided to use the power of open source thinking to tap into the

On Writing Well

I found the recommendation for the book “On Writing Well” on a blog, and since I do a fair bit of writing, I decided to get a copy and read it. It turned out to be one of the smartest

Crucial Conversations

I am a voracious reader and regularly read all kinds of books. However if you ask me the name of one book that has had the biggest impact on my life, it surely is Crucial Conversations.   I got some


The book is called Rework. It has been written by by two guys who run – Jason Fried and David Hansson. And it is a magnificent piece of work. Rework is short, honest, and irreverent. It tells you that

Leadership and Self Deception

For some reason I had an aversion to business books written as novels, but Leadership and Self Deception┬áby the Arbinger Institute was an exception. Yes, you got that right – the author of this book is an institute, at least