Review of N.R. Narayana Murthy’s Visionary Book, ‘A Better India: A Better World’

A Better India- A Better World is a stimulating book by an important business leader. When an Indian assistant first lent it to me, I wasn’t excited to read it but felt necessitated. I was very much completely astounded. N.R. Narayana Murthy, the founder and chairperson of Infosys organizes a rather comprehensible and positive vision […]

The Walmart Cheer

In building Walmart as the world’s greatest retailer, founder Sam Walton borrowed every good idea he’d come across. And one of those ideas is the famous Walmart Cheer: Give Me a W! Give Me an A! Give Me an L! Give Me a Squiggly! (Here, everybody sort of does the twist.) Give Me an M! […]

25 Best Quotes on Managing Change

“We are all prisoners of our past. It is hard to think of things except in the way we have always thought of them. But that solves no problems and seldom changes anything.” — Charles Handy (b. 1932), British Management Guru “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until […]

When Larry Page Wasn’t Talking to Google Co-founder Sergey Brin

The story of Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s liaison with Google Glass marketing manager Amanda Rosenberg, and his subsequent split from his wife Anne Wojcicki are well known in Silicon Valley. Wojcicki and Brin, who had been married for six years and have two children together, are said to be living separately but that they were […]

Koch Industries’ Market-Based Management

Koch Industries employs a rigorous approach called the Market-Based Management philosophy to run the business. CEO Charles Koch has perfected his management playbook over the decades, and in 2007, published a book called “The Science of Success”, explaining how the system works at Koch. MBM, as Koch employees call it, lies at the heart of […]

Robert Greene’s “The 48 Laws of Power”: 48 Laws of Manipulation

[Robert Greene’s ‘The 48 Laws of Power’ identifies a darker path to fulfil our deep seeded desire to be powerful. The philosophies and actions advocated in this book are callous, unprincipled, devious, scheming, manipulative—a good dose of pure utilitarian nonsense for the foolish, insensitive, and greedy personality. Manipulation is a term much more appropriate for […]

25 Best Quotes on Being a Manager

“Most ideas on management have been around for a very long time, and the skill of the manager consists in knowing them all and, rather as he might choose the appropriate golf club for a specific situation, choosing the particular ideas which are most appropriate for the position and time in which he finds himself.”— […]

How to Prepare Yourself for Future Opportunities

Chance favors the prepared mind. “The prepared mind” is the characteristic of leaders who are outstanding in their talent to perceive, make sense, decide and act across a complex set of conditions. We also believe that “the prepared mind” is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of intentional preparation that requires developing […]

Microsoft History Trivia & Facts

Trivia Question: What device did Microsoft introduce in 1983 that initially stumped many computer users and was once quarantined by Canadian Customs officials? Answer: The Microsoft Mouse Trivia Question: How many lines of code did Windows 2000 contain? Answer: Over 30 million Trivia Question: On average, how many e-mail messages are sent internally by Microsoft […]

Nine Elements of Organizational Performance

Motivation: Inspiring and encouraging employees to perform and stay Coordination and Control: Measuring and evaluating business performance and risk Innovation: Generating a flow of ideas so that the organization is able to adapt Leadership Team: Ensuring leaders shape and inspire the actions of others to drive better performance Direction: Articulating where the organization is heading […]