Reader Spotlight – Reflecting on the reading journey!

I joined Aniket’s reading program “The Reading Habits“ In its simplest form it is GRP – guided reading program.  I was curious to know, how he runs it & hence joined it.  And over the period of last few months read really sizable number of books with him.  B J Fogg’s Tiny Habits, David Allen’s… Continue reading Reader Spotlight – Reflecting on the reading journey!

When “Death” brings meaning!

Sometime back, I read Paul Kalanithi’s article in New York Times How Long have I got Left?  I remember reading his Stanford article “Before I go also on the same day.  I must have reached through the entangled world wide web.  I registered somewhere in my mind that I need to read this book.  Articles were piercing,… Continue reading When “Death” brings meaning!

Why Bucket List – Persuasive Speech Toastmaster Old Path CC#9.

 I delivered my CC#9 after a long time in InSteel Toastmasters club, Jamshedpur.  And Voila – it was club level best speech!  I too, enjoyed the speech writing and delivery.  Purely a labor of love!  It’s quiet a while that I haven’t yet posted on the blog.  I certainly worked hard on this speech, applied… Continue reading Why Bucket List – Persuasive Speech Toastmaster Old Path CC#9.

Marking in the book: To do or not do?

(Annotated Text: Image Source: WikiMedia) (https://santoshsali.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Annotating_Text.jpg)   “Eeeeeee!” screamed my sister at the top pitch.  She looked with disgust as if a giant cockroach was sitting on the book.  Agree; my handwriting resembles a cockroach walk, but I wasn’t writing; I was marking the book!  And my sister never marked in the book.  Her books… Continue reading Marking in the book: To do or not do?

Influence – and GRP: Guided Reading Program

    (Book Cover Images – Source: Amazon) For a book-of-the-month, generally, we select books around 250 pages.  But this time, we have a slightly longer book.  After much deliberation, we finalized this book. “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion“.   It may take little more than a month, assuming we read for a limited time every… Continue reading Influence – and GRP: Guided Reading Program

How to keep yourself energize the whole day!

  (Make Time: Brief Summary) This image is the brief graphical summary of “Make Time“. It’s prepared by a friend and book lover, “Norm“.  It’s a very pragmatic and helpful book, particularly in the cacophony of “Time management”.  Book has a simple message.  Find your highlight (Priority project).  Block time for it in your daily… Continue reading How to keep yourself energize the whole day!

Ten Things that I learned from “Surely, You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”

  (Image Source: Amazon) I read this book. It is a “book-of-the-month” in my book club.  First I wonder, why haven’t I read this book before! I was aware of the book and have even seen it multiple times when someone was reading it. As of this writing, the book is rated 4.25, with 171,849… Continue reading Ten Things that I learned from “Surely, You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”

Tribes: We need you to lead us. (Book Review).

5 Minutes, Quick Read. (Image Source: Amazon India)  Quick Summary:  Book proposed a new type of leadership for the hyper-connected world, where anyone can be a leader. The book outlines “what” kind of leader tribe needs and “how” to be one.  Intended Audience:   The author is a marketing professional with a corporate background, but the… Continue reading Tribes: We need you to lead us. (Book Review).

39 surprising books on mastering People Skills!

Long Post (Image-Source: Wikimedia) Listicle  When is the last time you wrote a book-list for your use!  We eagerly wait for BillGates, BarackObama, or Shashi Tharoor book list. They are popular not only for celebrity nature but for the ideas they advocate. They guaranteed good reading!  Many book-lists are just a clickbait. For instance, I… Continue reading 39 surprising books on mastering People Skills!